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10/2/05 10:10 AM
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My little bro got two last year, a girl and boy. They were doing fine until recently, their legs are twitching and the girl looks to be in bad shape, like she can't move her back legs. when they are up on the rocks, their rear legs just twitch and twitch, like they are spasming. Any ideas? Thanks, Jason
10/2/05 10:40 AM
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Is your brother feeding them crickets that are too big?  That could cause their legs to start doing that.
10/2/05 12:02 PM
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Food is probably too big, the crikets shouldn't be any bigger then the distance between their eyes when they are young
10/2/05 12:54 PM
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Check out here for good info: http://www.anapsid.org/bearded.html Especially: Warning! You must feed very small prey to baby bearded dragons. While the rule-of-thumb for feeding lizards says that it is generally safe to feed prey that is 2/3 the size of the lizard's head, this is not advisable with baby beardeds (0-4 months). When fed prey that is too large for them, serious physical problems often result: partial paralysis, seizures, ataxia (loss of motor control), inability to self-feed, gut impaction, even death. Start with feeding pinhead crickets and tiny, freshly molted worms, moving only slowly and gradually to larger sizes, phasing in day-old pinks when they are ready for them. Despite the fact that most stores sell animals that need them, most don't sell pinheads, so you will have to order them directly from a cricket breeder; you can order mealworms from them at the same time. Which is essentially what was just said.
10/2/05 2:08 PM
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Thanks guys, thats what it must be, the crickets look pretty big.

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