Beardie suddenly won't eat live food

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Beardie suddenly won't eat live food

Postby rnadler103 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi everyone. My sister has a beardie we rescued about 2 years ago. He was really neglected and half the size of our others. He has done well and thrived over the time she has had him, but he is suddenly refusing to eat any kind of bug. We have tried supers, wax, horn, dubia, crickets, everything. He eats his veggies- loves collards and sweet potato. Our concern is that he isn't getting the protein he needs. Are there any supplements we can use? Has anyone ever had a suddenly 'vegetarian' beardie? We took him to the vet and he had pinworms, so he is being treated for that, but still won't touch a bug. Everything else checked out okay.
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Re: Beardie suddenly won't eat live food

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:43 pm

Ok sounds like possible the meds may have an effect but maybe he is tired of all the rest not sure why its usually the greens they quit eating -- I would try some silk worms but every place I get them from no one has any---- you might try some BSFL or phoenix worms or calci worms or nutri grub they are all the same thing --- they are small so order large if you order them put them on top of his salads - usually I tell people to use them to get them to eat the salads but maybe the salads will draw him and he will eat them - you do not need to dust them they are calcium enriched and feed as many as you want - www.symton.bsf here are some websites for silk worms - they are a good staple feeder keep checking the website for when they get them back in www.reptilianarts.com www.coastalsilkworms.com
Now I need to know what his baking temps are how your taking them ? NO stick ons -- and what are you using for a UVB NO coils and how old is the UVB ? where in the tank is the UVB inside or on top of screen -- this also plays a huge role in the eating part
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Re: Beardie suddenly won't eat live food

Postby rnadler103 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:47 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok sounds like possible the meds may have an effect but maybe he is tired of all the rest not sure why its usually the greens they quit eating -- I would try some silk worms but every place I get them from no one has any---- you might try some BSFL or phoenix worms or calci worms or nutri grub they are all the same thing --- they are small so order large if you order them put them on top of his salads - usually I tell people to use them to get them to eat the salads but maybe the salads will draw him and he will eat them - you do not need to dust them they are calcium enriched and feed as many as you want - http://www.symton.bsf here are some websites for silk worms - they are a good staple feeder keep checking the website for when they get them back in http://www.reptilianarts.com http://www.coastalsilkworms.com
Now I need to know what his baking temps are how your taking them ? NO stick ons -- and what are you using for a UVB NO coils and how old is the UVB ? where in the tank is the UVB inside or on top of screen -- this also plays a huge role in the eating part
Karrie


He has an arcadia t5 10% uvb on top of the screen with the basking lite overlapping. We have a temp gun and the reading is usually 95-100 basking and 85 on the cool side. I'll try some of the food yu suggest.
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Re: Beardie suddenly won't eat live food

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm

When you change out your Arcadia go for the 12% bulb--- stronger bulb better UVB😊--- I would get that UVB inside the tank the screen is blocking 30% of those rays-- put it 6-8 inches I am giving T 8 distance- someone here can correct me if it needs to go 8-10 but beings it's a 10% I am gonna go w/ the T 8-- IAM thinking your UVB is causing the eating issue-- you can hang the fixture w/ these 3 M Velcro command fasteners-- picture wire hangers- long plastic zip ties -- fishing line- potted plant wire hangers- shoe laces
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