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Postby averymom » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:12 pm

I have kind of a stupid question, I know each beardy is different just like every snake is different my son has a bearded dragon who has stopped eating.I have even gone as far as hand feeding her ( not blender/Syringe feed her) but tweeser feeding her and she eats 2 wax worms and then acts done. I keep comparing her to my ball pythons and i know that she isn't that... but its all i have to refer to. I know that they go into brumation this time of the year and so I am wondering if that is the cause of her not eating. I have tried to look in her mouth to check for mouth rot ( also like snake) I just have noticed she goes to eat gets the mealworm on her tongue draws it in bites it and then spits it out like she is playing with her food. Is this normal? Or is something i need to keep an eye on? Do i need to start blender/ syringe feed her like i have done with my balls pythons? Any kind of advice would be good.... Thank you
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Re: Not eating

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:16 am

How old is she? Young dragons tend to eat more than older ones, but they are all a bit cyclical. I would keep track of her weight and keep a log. If her weight is stable she is probably OK, but if she is losing weight then there may be an underlying issue. Spitting food out usually means they don't like the taste or aren't in the mood for that feeder. If you want to post photos of her you can upload them here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

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Re: Not eating

Postby averymom » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:04 pm

I was thinking maybe she was in brumation she is roughly a year I got her from my friends son so honestly I don't know. I was told that they do this in brumation I will see if i can get pictures of her
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Re: Not eating

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:14 pm

Brumation at that age is possible. They tend to eat less and act groggy and sleepy for a while. Pay close attention to weight during this time, as that will remain fairly stable since their metabolism is slowed way down.
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Re: Not eating

Postby averymom » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:26 pm

Okay thank you so much I am worried about her but as I stated i don't know much about bearded dragons.. If it was a snake i would be all over it lol
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