I adopted Lola, our bearded dragon, about a month ago. Her previous owner says she is about three years old and has had several owners. Sheis about two feet long including her tail. She didn't seem to have any problems making the move from our neighbors to our home. We bought meal worms from PetSmart and they made her sick. Her stool was only water and I noticed the dark spots on her neck. I carefully cleaned her terrarium with a light bleach solution and boiled the her reptile mat and sterilized the hawthorn branch we added. The branch was in the oven at 250 degrees for over an hour. That was last week.
I have been feeding her mealworms but none were available at Petland yesterday so I got her some super worms. These worms are much healthier than the ones I got from PetSmart and she loves them. Can someone please tell me how often and how many super worms I should feed her?
I have read that she should be misted occasionally and she should also have calcium and vitamin supplements. Can someone please advise me on what and how much she needs?
Since then I've tried introducing other foods such as organic green grapes. She loves carrots but I only feed them to her every other day. I got her a new reptile mat yesterday and cleaned her home and put in the new mat. She had a bath last night and afterwards her stool seemed normal. This morning, however, her stools were loose. I am concerned about the dark spots that have reappeared on the back of her neck.
I am very new to reptiles and would appreciate any help.