Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:50 pm

Ok -- I think you need to go w/ Tracie or ahbds advice--- pellets ? There is way better stuff out there than pellets and I would think easier to feed-- the critical care is a pain because it plugs syringe but if you cut the end off making it wider-- which is what we have done--- good grief I hope they respond to you soon
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Drache613 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:00 pm

Hello,

I would stick with baby food feedings, or possibly critical care. I don't think pellets would be
any better than any of the other options.
You would really have to soak the pellets awhile to soften them up in order to get them to
mix up with food you were going to syringe.
The vet said that he had a gas bubble?

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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:34 am

Yes, a massive one. I don’t know how to treat it. He ran away but he would have gotten an enema.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:36 am

She also said to try guinea pig food in a syringe but I don’t know.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:40 pm

She didn't suggest pellets- I asked her if those were okay instead of guinea pig food. She said I should blend greens and bugs and syringe feed those but also the pellets. I am going with her advice. She is a good vet. Trust me. Also, she is this clinic's only exotics doctor and she doesn't have that many resources right now.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Drache613 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:56 pm

Hello,

I haven't ever used guinea pig food, but you would need to check the label to make sure it
wasn't too high in protein & was appropriate for your dragon. How is he doing today?
Blending bugs & greens with softened, mushed up pellets sounds acceptable to me & it
should be nutritious also.
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 am

He hasn’t eaten well at all. He only ate 3 worms since the vet and a couple pieces of mustard greens.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:07 am

Are you not feeding him the stuff the vet advised you to feed?
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:23 pm

I don’t have guinea pig food
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:32 pm

What food do you have in the house- I would go to the store get some mustard greens collard greens or turnip greens blend in a blender -- why have you not gotten and type of food to feed him?
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 pm

I said mustard greens already. I have arugula and zucchini.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:25 pm

Use a blender and turn it into a smoothie
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:38 pm

He is eating everyday and pooping every other day to everyday. He only will eat superworms but also eats and eats the greens left in his bowl. (Arugula and mustard greens). I soak him every other day to everyday and give him water by dripping it on his nose. We will probably move him into the 40 gallon tomorrow.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:45 pm

How old is your beardie again? If he is a baby I would lay off the super worms-- have you tried dubia roaches? It's good he's eating the greens glad to hear that - have you tried fruit like apples strawberries blueberries raspberries-- maybe some banana- carrots shredded-- green beans-- super worms are really hard on babies digestion systems-- but I am glad he is eating-- feed him as many vegies he will eat-- and if he's a baby he needs bugs dusted w/ calcium powder- vitamins too--
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:53 am

He is 6 months old. The only bug he will eat is supers and he eats them every day. He never accepts dubias. I need to start giving more calcium and vitamins but otherwise he seems fine.
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