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Not Brumating, but Not Eating Much Either

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:22 pm
by ComicBookMama
Well, I'm going out on a limb and saying that Figment isn't brumating right now. He IS behaving slower, spending almost all his time basking, and occasionally going into his hide for 24-48 hours at a shot. And he's not eating much at all, and not pooping.

His weight this evening is at the 558g mark, if my scale is accurate - but it's the first time I've weighed him since the vet did in August, when he was 570 (where he passed his exam with flying colors). I'm concerned about the ~20g drop in weight, and because while I know that dragons who do brumate slow down around this time of year, I'm not sure what to make of my wide-awake dragon acting like he's about to go down.

Advice?

Re: Not Brumating, but Not Eating Much Either

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:29 pm
by AHBD
Beardies are all different, some will do a variation of what Fig is doing , some [ like mine ] will just disappear in whatever hiding log or under the newspaper and completely conk out. If you cut back the lights a few hours a day you might see him stay curled up somewhere for longer. Does he have a hide ? On the other hand some will do what Fig is doing and then just go back to " normal " all of a sudden.

Re: Not Brumating, but Not Eating Much Either

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:14 am
by ComicBookMama
AHBD wrote:Beardies are all different, some will do a variation of what Fig is doing , some [ like mine ] will just disappear in whatever hiding log or under the newspaper and completely conk out. If you cut back the lights a few hours a day you might see him stay curled up somewhere for longer. Does he have a hide ? On the other hand some will do what Fig is doing and then just go back to " normal " all of a sudden.


Yes, Figment has a hide... he goes in every now and again, and I just bought a second hide from Zen Habitats for the warm side of the tank, too. It should be in by the end of November. I just wish he would eat a little bit more!