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How to make Salad For Bearded Dragons

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this will teach you a the way to prep cut and preserve collard greens and mustard greens for bearded dragons. my first instructable.
 
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Step 1: Get a nice warm/hot bath in the sink going.

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your going to want to throw your greens into the sink with the water and stir em around for about a good i would say 2-5 minutes most stores do NOT clean their produce leaving dirt and god knows what on it. so its good that you take all the stuff off before giving it to your lizards!

Step 2: Cutting Out The Stem For Easy Storage.

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next your going to want to cut out the stem from the whole leaf. just the stem. as its shown below. then if your like me and keep super king worms in the house i like to gut load them with the stems to not waste anything.

Step 3: Preping for Surgery Sir!

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so by now you have a mustard green lead that looks much like the one below just like a leaf but you know missing the ENTIRE CENTER!
then your gonna grab that and roll it into a a sort of roll i really dont know how to explain it but um just grab an end and start rollin'.

Step 4: So youve got your little leaf rolled up nice a snug!

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and then the fun happens the way i cut it is down the middle and then in small section horizontally.

Step 5: Fill Er Up.

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so then you grab the container your using to store your greens in the fridge you want to use something breathable if you have a spare net around the house that is ideal i did not so i used the glamorous cactus cooler carton! you just repeat the steps before this and fill it up to the brim MIST IT AT LEAST TWICE A DAY! your greens will stay fresh at least a week. before they start to wither.

Step 6: Happy Lizards!

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And that concludes it! there is your guide to happy (fed) lizards handle them regularly and they will love you back for it!
Roxas543219 months ago
Always have lot of colors in there
kakmer1 year ago
Your boy isn't very happy in this pic (black beard). He's probably thinking, "Get off the computer and give me some more lovely greens!" Great 'ible. Mine likes mustard greens, collard greens, kale (great for calcium), baby carrots (OMG does he love his carrots), and dandelion greens. He also gets superworms from the pet store.

Every dragon is a little different, but the basics are all the same. Rubberized shelf liner to keep the tank clean, a good diet, and some lovin'. They love to snuggle and have GREAT personalities. (I think they are more expressive than dogs sometimes.)

Keep making 'ibles. You're doing great.
great article
wuw, that is so weird!! your dragon looks just like mine!!
texabyte6 years ago
if anyone knows, what size tank does a full grown need minimum ind where 2 get 1

a75 gal is good a125 would be wonderful!
WillWorkForReptiles (author)  texabyte6 years ago
look online for a local reptile store. i keep my boy in a 40 gallon tank.
look at mine bearded dragon care and dude thank you for picking up my slak
yea there is a lot wrong with your guide. bearded dragons actually REQUIRE 60 % Greens, And 40 % crickets meal worms (clean) roaches and such gut loaded of course.
HubertF4 years ago
stay away from spinach ! the dragons insides can't process this
this reminds me of my old bearded dragon beardie. it died and he was only 1 year old. he died from some wierd bugs that ate the insides of him. ;:( you get 5 stars for making me remember him and all the times we had toegether
yeah my beardie is 4 and hes called bandit...... by name, by nature........
angelkd5 years ago
I housed my beardie, Neo, in a 38 gallon long tank. It allowed for different temperature zones, basking areas and his cave. I rigged up a ladder so he could climb up and sit on his mesh roof under his heat lamp - he loved to hang out there, looking out the window. For his diet, I used to go to the grocery store and go through all the greens (except the lettuces), picking up the loose leafs and putting them all in one bag. The cashiers would be a little confused, so I'd tell them to just ring it under mesculin mix. This way I only spent about $1 - $2, and had a nice variety of greens for my beardie. He also received a variety of fruits. I always bought those plastic tubs of canteloupe, honey dew, grapes and pineapples. (the pineapples were for me, a lot of citrus isn't good for beardies.) I'd also buy bananas, apples, blueberries and the occasional keewee (sp?). He loved natural applesauce and strawberry applesauce too, as a treat (not too much, it will give them the runs). And of course his daily dusted crickets! My beardie lived to be 5 1/2, and he died from a fall from a window ledge, not a diet deficiency. I still miss him a lot! Enjoy your beardies, and give them the best possible enviroment you can.
PKTraceur5 years ago
Nice Lizard! I guess he likes posing for pictures!
A2daN2daDre6 years ago
throw some diced strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc in there. they love the colors
yea i give em that as a treat every couple weeks this was mainly a standard everyday staple i.stuctable
Biopyro6 years ago
Also, many stores which do clean their greens use a water with a little chlorine in it, I guess it doesn't do any visible harm, a bit like drinking swimming pool water - still not good
WillWorkForReptiles (author)  Biopyro6 years ago
misting. is not cleaning greens need a clean bath to remove all the crap.
Nice job! I wish I could get a bearded dragon, or at least a lizard or whatever, but my mom would go crazy. :-(
Very nice Instructable. Very few people realize simple can be just as good as complex! One question: Those are mustard greens right? (Pure curiosity)
duck-lemon6 years ago
cool featured on first. Lucky guy! Nice i'ble by the way +1
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