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My baby bearded dragon won't eat and hasn't grown at all

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:36 pm
by leonleflore
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My baby bearded dragon is over a month old but he's extremely tiny and hasn't grown since I got him. He used to eat but only a little and then he suddenly stopped eating after he started to shed but he hasn't eaten in 7 days he looks very small, smaller than usual. I've tried baby food, different types of food, nothing I've done has worked. We have another baby bearded dragon and he eats everyday perfectly so I know it's not the temperature or something I'm doing. I try to feed him crickets, worms, etc he isn't interested at all. I wouldn't be so worried if he was bigger but he has not grown AT ALL and my other baby bearded dragon has. I don't know what else to do, he was way too young when we bought him he was TWO WEEKS.

Re: My baby bearded dragon won't eat and hasn't grown at all

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:09 am
by CooperDragon
He looks pretty alert which is a good sign. It's possible the shed just has him irritated and costing him his appetite which is relatively common. Do you have the two housed together? When they are together one can dominate the other and hog resources such as basking areas, hides, and food so it's best to keep them apart. If they are apart, I'd guess the shed is the issue.

Re: My baby bearded dragon won't eat and hasn't grown at all

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:23 pm
by kelloneill
Did you ever find out what was wrong with your beardie?? I'm having the same exact problem with mine! Searching for an answer!

Re: My baby bearded dragon won't eat and hasn't grown at all

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 pm
by Drache613
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Re: My baby bearded dragon won't eat and hasn't grown at all

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:20 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

He is a small little thing! Please review your tank setup with us, such as the type/brand of
UVB lighting, the temperatures & supplementation so we can be sure it's all correct.
As stated, if the two babies are housed together, many times it will stress one of them out
to the point of not eating or thriving.

Tracie