Help with feeding baby beardie

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Help with feeding baby beardie

Postby Daisey12 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm

Hi

I have older bearded dragons which are fine with eating apart from the male he’s a bit fussy but anyway. We got a baby it’s our females baby and it’s 24 days old. First day it ate a few crickets not much and same next day. It’s had some hatchling Dubia Roaches aswell. What I’ve noticed when it’s eaten all these is when it’s caught them it seems to only have a bit in its mouth and rest hanging out and then eats bits and then bashes the rest on the floor but then it’s hanging out of its mouth for ages and not fully eating it. It’s opening and closing it’s mouth wide to get the food in but not managing. The food isn’t too big and it’s basking and moving around find not lathergic or anything. It’s had some water from dropping water on it’s nose.
I’m scared it’s not eating enough and also when it’s does not eating it properly and it’s going to choke.
Is there any other foods I can provide like tiny Calci Worms or anything else small. The new crickets I have are so small I’m not sure where I can feed them too the baby. I’ve tried to take it out and put it in a tub to feed but it’s not interested unless it’s in it’s viv.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Help with feeding baby beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:35 pm

At that young he may still be learning a bit on the eating front. As long as he is active and eating a bit he's probably OK. I think some black soldier fly larvae/calci worms would be a good option for a young dragon as well. Offer 2-3 times per day and let him have what he wants. I'd probably track his weight to make sure he's steady or gaining as well.
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Re: Help with feeding baby beardie

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:55 pm

Try snipping the heads off about 20% of the BSFL you are leaving in his dish, the smell of the more appetizing inards might get him eating , even if it's just pick out the ones that have been decapitated and taste nice.

Been my experience that my skinks and dragons have shown zero interest in BSFL unless I either hand feed them to them or I snip off the BSFL's heads and squeeze out some of the stuff inside them.
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