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Kira wont eat still food. Has mbd

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:25 pm
by KirasMom
My beardie Kira was an adoption. She was returned because she wasn't well.this was likely due to improper care. I took her to the vet where i was told she may have a virus that caused her mbd or it was just poor care. Either way shes getting medicine nightly. Also due to her condition she is smaller than she probably should be. She looks about 3 months old. Her arms and legs are weak with old fractures. She is able to eat small crickets but i have to chase them to her. The vet told me to get her rapashy grub pie for extra protien. I did but i cant get her to eat it. She ate a few bites and seemed to like it but only when i was able to make it wiggle in tongs. Shes stubborn about eating from tongs and refuses to do so again. Im worried shes not getting enough protien and calcium. Is there another way to get her to eat the non moving food? Any ideas? I'm already in love with her and just want her to feel better. Thank you!!

Re: Kira wont eat still food. Has mbd

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 pm
by Drache613

That is rough when they have metabolic bone disease & wont eat. Have you tried making a
slurry that you can feed to her via a dropper or syringe?
Some will willingly lick food off of their noses when you work with them enough, especially if
they likes the taste. You could get some chicken or turkey baby food, mixed with squash or
sweet potato baby food to try for her.
What UVB lighting are you using for her currently?


Re: Kira wont eat still food. Has mbd

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:57 am
by KirasMom
I haven't tried a dropper. I'll try that today! She doesnt like syringes since we have to giver oral meds that way ): i have a 10 watt? The vet approved it. Is it ok to have that on 24/7? I want her to get everything she needs. Thankfully she likes to lay under the uv.