Bearded Dragon Wont Eat!

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Bearded Dragon Wont Eat!

Postby Nelzix » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:16 pm

My bearded dragon is alert and awake and acknowledges food offerings but is unwilling to eat them.

info:
Basking temps 105-110F
Cool side 70F

I have been feeding superworms as a staple for a while although in the past have tried dubias etc.
- he has poo'd alot almost like he is emptying himself out as there is not much faecal matter when he does poo.
- I have tried hydrating him using a syringe and he was drinking happily.
- He hasnt had vegetables in a really long time everytime i offer he doesn't eat them.
- UVB hasn't been changed in around 10 months or so.

Any advice / help would be great...
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Re: Bearded Dragon Wont Eat!

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:45 pm

Which UVB light do you have? Some of them are fine for at least a year (T5, MVB). Temperature gradient sounds fine. Sometimes they just go through phases like this in which they aren't very hungry. Are you keeping track of his weight?
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Re: Bearded Dragon Wont Eat!

Postby Nelzix » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:53 am

CooperDragon wrote:Which UVB light do you have? Some of them are fine for at least a year (T5, MVB). Temperature gradient sounds fine. Sometimes they just go through phases like this in which they aren't very hungry. Are you keeping track of his weight?


Arcadia T8 Euro range 10% uvb
Im not keeping track of his weight i did a while back though.
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Re: Bearded Dragon Wont Eat!

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:33 pm

That's one of the better T8s but still not as strong as a T5. I'd keep it at 15-20cm above the main basking area for best results. I'd start logging his weight again too just to see how it's trending. Steady or sudden weight loss can be a sign of illness while stable weight (with small increases or decreases) is usually a sign of normal health.
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