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ONLY EATING HAND-FED VEGGIES/ FRUIT!

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:33 am
by Tizzly
My bearded dragon (Enigma) only will eat veggies/ fruit when hand fed. I try to put them in her dish and even guide her to them, but she wont touch it unless I hand feed her, OR out the tongs in the dish and move them around. Is there any way I could get her to eat them from the dish? I've tried multiple time to let it sit, but the vegetables/ fruit will just dry up and i have to throw them away! :( Any suggestions are appreciated i'm willing to try new ideas!

Re: ONLY EATING HAND-FED VEGGIES/ FRUIT!

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:55 am
by KarrieRee
You can try adding BSFL or worms to the salad and the movement will entice her to the bowl --
Karrie

Re: ONLY EATING HAND-FED VEGGIES/ FRUIT!

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:24 pm
by Tizzly
KarrieRee wrote:You can try adding BSFL or worms to the salad and the movement will entice her to the bowl --
Karrie

Thankyou ill give it a go

Re: ONLY EATING HAND-FED VEGGIES/ FRUIT!

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:07 am
by Drache613
Moved by Moderator from General to Feeding

Re: ONLY EATING HAND-FED VEGGIES/ FRUIT!

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:42 pm
by GriZZle
Do you feed your BD in his tank or do you feed him in a separate area? If you feed him in his tank I recommend that you find a shoebox sized Tupperware to feed him in (this reduces in tank clean up as well) and consistently on feed him in there. He will hopefully build the association and realize that things put in there are food. My BD didn’t go for the worms trick but I know many people who used words and go it to work.

You can also try pushing around the veggies and not holding them. The movement should entice him enough. Over time he will start to eat whatever smells like food. Best of luck!