Alright, so out of the 19 eggs, 13 hatched on Sunday. All look healthy except one (which still moves about a bunch, and displays interest, but doesn't seem to have a good sense of equilibrium, and when he runs, he runs in clockwise circles and flips over a lot). Of course, none of them have shown ANY interest in eating (it's ok to feed babies one at a time right?), but instead just run about a bunch. I have an ambient temp in a 30 gallon cage of 85 and a basking temp of up to 115. The crickets are the right size and everything. At least they're drinking water. I'm hoping they'll all come around (they better! I got a 1000 pinhead cricket shipment coming in!! ) Anyway, I'll keep you posted.
-Ben

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Alright, so out of the 19 eggs, 13 hatched on Sunday. All look healthy except one (which still moves about ... come around (they better! I got a 1000 pinhead cricket shipment coming in!! Emotion: smile Anyway, I'll keep you posted. -Ben

i could be wrong, but by the time they would eat 1000 pinheads wouldn't the leftover crix be to big to feed them? or would they keep up with the growth rate of the pinheads?
john
Well, the way I figure it, I've been told they eat 10-15 crickets each feed, 2x - 3x per day, which is 200-585 crickets a day for 13 babies. If any pinheads DO grow too big, I have adult bearded dragons that need to eat too! )
-Ben
Pin heads are going to be to small, that's ok, they will grow. My rule of thumb is nothing bigger than their head for baby BD's. You will be amazed at how much these little guys will eat after the first week. If you are keeping them together feed well as they have a tendency to go after each others tails and toes if they get hungry!
It's been six days and only two of the beardeds have eaten anything, and one ate 3 total, while the other ate only 1. I'm hoping that this is normal since NONE of them are eating well. :\ Temps are right, not much else I can think of.
-Ben
Are you sure temps are right? What are you using to take it? If you got true pin heads they might be too small. Zip down to your local pet shop and buy a dozen that are just slightly smaller than their heads. Try a little finely chopped dandeliion green. Also 6 days from starting to hatch or complete finish? Mine usually don't start in for about a week. If they aren't eating by June I would start to be concerned.
It's been six days and only two of the beardeds have eaten anything, and one ate 3 total, while the other ate only 1. I'm hoping that this is normal since NONE of them are eating well. :\ Temps are right, not much else I can think of.
-Ben
I'm using a $10 thermometer from Walmart with a probe on the end. They began hatching on Sunday early morning. So Sunday early morning (tomorrow morning) will be one week. So I guess today is 6 days. I got 1/8th inch crickets (10 day old maybe?)
-Ben
young when eating go mad for food, but i have seen them when they refuse food, just ignore it and sometimes flip on the backs and move funny, natures way of weeding out poor genetic ones, not nice to look at.
I've had about 4 feed now, but only one has fed with any gusto, and he's got a problem with his left side...
-Ben
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