Eating

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Eating

Postby Jamesearl80 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 am

My little beardie who I've had 3 months (and I was told he was 3 months when I bought him, making him 6 months now.. but I think he may have been much younger) he eats his feeders well now and gains 4-5 g a week, but he's still only 60g/12"long. What I'm asking about, is he NEVER eats any greens. He'll eat a bit of red pepper, and a bit of carrot usually only if you hand feed it to him.. but nothing green. Ever. I heard to try and mix in pumpkin. Well, I tried showing him canned pumpkin, he smelled it like crazy, then literally ran madly away from it. Like he's terrified of it. How do I get him to eat veggies? Some say not to worry, he'll develop a taste, others say (very seriously). He NEEDS to be eating greens by now.. I've tried many different veggies, and fruits, but nothing has really taken.
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Re: Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:59 am

You need to get a glass or ceramic bowl one that insects and worms cant get out of like this
https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Reptile- ... cx_mr_hp_d
Order some BSFL and start adding those to the salads as salad toppers -- use as many as you want they are a good staple feeder -- do not dust them -- feed your salads first thing in the morning adding the BSFL in front of him -- the movement will draw him to the bowl-- get some super worms add 1-3 to the salads as well -- let him eat from the bowl for like a hr or so then take your staple feeder and add to the bowl -- dubia roaches work really good - if using crickets disable them take a leg or two off of them and put them in the bowl -- rinse your salads before serving so he get moisture from the greens -
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Re: Eating

Postby Jamesearl80 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:03 am

That doesn't work. He just picks out the parts he wants. Tried that for months.
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Re: Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:27 pm

Ok so you got a little stubborn bugger--- and I have no more ideas for you -- there are more in the same boat you are including me - I have one that wont eat greens either and I have tried everything hes almost 3 -- I watch his weight to see if hes losing and hes not he is sustaining it - he worms and roaches --
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Re: Eating

Postby Jamesearl80 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:36 pm

Update. Of course, after months of trying, today was the day I saw him actuatually eat a few mouthfuls of kale. I put a few crickets in there, and he (purposely) are sine leaves. And yes. He is VERY stubborn.
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