My breaded dragon is not eating

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My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby RobGoss » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:10 pm

Hello everyone, I have a one year old dragon about two weeks ago he stopped eating, I mean he eats a few crickets here and there, but not his veggies. Should I be concerned?

I know a few weeks ago it was really cold here in Fl but it's warming up know so I don't know if the cold weather has something to do with this behavior

Oh and by the way he look good as far as weight goes

Thanks so much
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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby Blm216 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:42 pm

At that age, though late in the year, he could be going through brumation. Brumation is the equivalent of a bear’s winter hibernation, but the dragon’s body doesn’t shut down as completely as the bear’s and only becomes dormant. Are there any other symptoms? Is he still basking?
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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:55 pm

Yeah it could be an issue with shedding to lighting or possibly brumation. It's good that his weight seems stable. I would weigh him regularly and keep a log so you can track that for sure. Is he otherwise alert and active? Or is he sleepy and hiding?
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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby Bigmonkey101 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:57 pm

I need help too. I have a baby beardie that I just got and he won’t eat. He did just shed. Does that have to do with anything?
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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby RobGoss » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:09 pm

Yes he is still basking as always and come out most of the day, I still give him baths also because he like those

Yes I think he going thew brumation it's just I'm not use to seeing him like that
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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby RobGoss » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:11 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Yeah it could be an issue with shedding to lighting or possibly brumation. It's good that his weight seems stable. I would weigh him regularly and keep a log so you can track that for sure. Is he otherwise alert and active? Or is he sleepy and hiding?


Yes he's alert and active, it's just the eating part I'm concerned about. I still put food daily even if I have to throw it out at the end of the day. I also but his crickets to

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Re: My breaded dragon is not eating

Postby RobGoss » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:14 pm

Blm216 wrote:At that age, though late in the year, he could be going through brumation. Brumation is the equivalent of a bear’s winter hibernation, but the dragon’s body doesn’t shut down as completely as the bear’s and only becomes dormant. Are there any other symptoms? Is he still basking?



Yes he is still basking even more now and his color is still bright yellow
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