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Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby Whitneyhight001 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:31 pm

I've had my baby dragon for about 4 weeks now. She's going through spuirts of eating good, and sometimes not going after the crickets so fast like normal. Is this normal? Is there anyway I can tell if she's too skinny? She's very active and loves to sun bathe as I call it :) I have been giving her a bath about twice a week because she loves it. Is there anyway I can make her eat more? The bulbs and everything are good in her enclosure.. I always cut up veggies for her to have (even though she hasn't got into them yet) & she's using the bathroom everyday and it looks good.
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby MsCarter » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:50 pm

How many crickets is she currently eating a day? And how may times are you offering crickets a day?
If you could upload a picture of her it would help us determine if she is too skinny. In the mean time if it puts your mind at ease any usually when they are pooping everyday as babies they are most likely getting plenty to eat. They usually won't starve themselves (unless there is an underlying issue going on) and they also usually stop eating once they are full. Don't worry too much about the salads yet, continue offering them and she will come around eventually. Since she's a baby she needs mostly protein anyways right now
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby nathb1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:59 am

I would get a kitchen scale as well , very helpful. I weigh my beardies weekly to see if they gain or not. Think that would ease your mind as well.
I know mine who is 7 months now loves to be hand fed daily! Sometimes she eats a couple then looks at me saying erm arent you going to feed me a little? haha I think they get tired of the same insect and get bored chasing after them. So try maybe handing feeding her with tweezers see if that helps.
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby MsCarter » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:55 am

Yes, just as nathb1 suggested a scale would be a wise investment.
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby Whitneyhight001 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:02 pm

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Asking if my baby bearded dragon looks too skinny? Previous post about stressing over her not eating a lot.. (or it's just me over exaggerating)
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:29 pm

Hello,

Your baby looks pretty good. She could stand to fill out some but she is very young still. At that age, sometimes it takes a bit for them to eat a lot. Youngsters will eat up to 100 small feeders daily in some cases, but it does greatly vary.
Just so we can be sure, please review the tank specifics such as your type/brand of UVB, the placement of it, along with the temperatures & how you are measuring them.
What type of supplementation do you give her?
She certainly is very colorful. If she is active & basking then it sounds like she is feeling pretty good though.

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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:48 pm

nathb1 wrote:I would get a kitchen scale as well , very helpful. I weigh my beardies weekly to see if they gain or not. Think that would ease your mind as well.
I know mine who is 7 months now loves to be hand fed daily! Sometimes she eats a couple then looks at me saying erm arent you going to feed me a little? haha I think they get tired of the same insect and get bored chasing after them. So try maybe handing feeding her with tweezers see if that helps.
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I'll second that .... handfeeding is also a great way to form a tight trusting bond with your lizard.
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:51 pm

MsCarter wrote:Yes, just as nathb1 suggested a scale would be a wise investment.


I'll also second that , graph the weighs and create a log of
>>> what insects were eaten and how many per meal
>>> any greens / fruit / veg (grated) eaten
>>> pooing
>>> behaviour (especially changes)
>>>weather outside (believe me they do behave differently if the outside weather is nasty)
CBDs: Puff ( RIP 10Dec2015 (3.2 years old (aneurism)) ,Rex (RIP 16Mar2017 at 4.6 yrs old (unexplained death)) , both adopted at 6wks old..Toothless & Peppa : (5 wks old 19dec2015).
Eastern BT Skinks : George & Mildred (born Sept 2010).
Eastern Water Skinks : Lucky (wild juvenile), rescued from a cat.Taken by a SI and far too soon, 9mths with us. RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles - (rescued injured), small lizard thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016.)
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Re: Baby Bearded Dragon Questions

Postby Whitneyhight001 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:32 am

Drache613 wrote:Moved by Moderator from General to Health

Thank you ALL for the advice.
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