Pinkies cause obesity in herps. It's a really archaic thing to feed nowadays. 10-20 years ago it was in vogue because it gave already nutritionally starved animals a chance to look healthy and fat but it was really destroying their livers. Feed a staple of crickets, flowers like squash flowers and hibiscus, berries, field greens and worms. Mealworms as long as they are fed sparingly are a good source of extra calcium. Larger animals aren't as much at risk for impaction either and beardies get big. 12-20 inches big. Also, as they get bigger and older they'll eat more and more greenery and fruits so it becomes less necessary to feed meaty foods which is also an even bigger reason not to feed pinkies.