Decreased appetite

This forum is for general Beardie discussions that do not fit within other specialized forums. Please use a forum specific to your issue, if one applies.

Decreased appetite

Postby Winstonsmommy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:24 am

[TOPIC AUTO-LOCKED DUE TO INACTIVITY]

Winston has been thriving and doing really well over the past several months since my last post. But we have noticed over the past week or so he hasn't been eating many crickets at all. We usually feed him twice a day. His appetite would vary maybe ingesting 10 in the morning and 15-20 in the evening (large). This week he has eaten maybe 4-5 per day. I read through some articles and saw that there appetite decreases as they get older. We aren't exactly sure how old he was when we got him, we guessed maybe 3-4 weeks old which would make him about 8 months old. He's pooping and eating his Kale everyday and other wise seems normal in his behavior. Just want to make sure he's ok :-)[Click image to enlarge]
Winstonsmommy
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:25 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Decreased appetite

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Hi there....yes they can go through phases as they are growing where they don't eat quire as much. If he started losing weight then you might have a fecal test done to be sure that's not a problem.

But some older juveniles just get a bit tired + lazy about eating crickets sometimes. :)
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 20991
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Decreased appetite

Postby Stres » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:11 am

AHBD wrote:Hi there....yes they can go through phases as they are growing where they don't eat quire as much. If he started losing weight then you might have a fecal test done to be sure that's not a problem.

But some older juveniles just get a bit tired + lazy about eating crickets sometimes. :)


My one year old is showing these signs for the past few weeks to the point where he only eats every other day, and has less bm's as well, He hasn't lost weight but iv got him booked in at the vet on Wednesday just to make sure they think they're is no other issues causing it.
Stres
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:05 pm

Re: Decreased appetite

Postby Winstonsmommy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:00 am

So his appetite has picked up a bit, but I'm wondering if something else is the matter. He's pooping fine, but acting a bit strange. He normally basks most of the day on his log but lately I've noticed he has been hiding out behind the log or on top of the cave which is on the cool side. He feels a bit cooler to me as well when I pick him up because he hasn't been on the log. He looks a bit more wrinkly to me as well. I bathed him and hand fed him some water which he drank happily. I was just wondering if he was smart enough to stay out of the basking area if he was dehydrated because it's hotter. He still is interactive when you approach the cage or he hears you outside of the cage. We also spritz his greens everyday to keep him hydrated.

Thoughts??
Winstonsmommy
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:25 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: YesIJustGotADragon