My beardie won’t eat at all!!

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My beardie won’t eat at all!!

Postby Sbanuelos » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:11 pm

I need your guys help, please and thank you! I just adopted a 3 year old male. He will not eat anything I’ve tried different greens nothing. I have also tried crickets dubia mealworms superworms and hornworms, he refuses to eat. It’s been about 3/4 weeks since I got him and he hasn’t even token a bite out of anything for about 3 weeks. I weighed him on 8.1.18 = 530G I weighed him today 8.20.18 = 473G? He has a 50G tank with 150W heat lamp and reptisun 10 uvb. What am I doing wrong ?? I’ve tried force feeding him and he just spits it out? What can I do to get him to start eating ?
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Re: My beardie won’t eat at all!!

Postby Flapjack6260 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:35 pm

I am new to the world of beardies, and am by no means an expert. However, I have researched a lot about them. To me, that sounds like a very serious parasite problem and you should get him to a vet ASAP. At first I thought it was maybe relocation stress, but it sounds like you have had him for a while so that doesn't seem like the case. What are the temps on his basking spot? Does he have a hot spot and cool spot in his cage? Another culprit could be impaction. Does he have loose substrate like sand or wood shavings? How long has it been since he last pooped? Did you get him from a shelter, or from a peer? If he is not from a shelter, where you able to see the past setup?
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Re: My beardie won’t eat at all!!

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:25 am

Which ReptiSun 10 UVB light are you using? I don't like the sound of that weight loss so a vet visit may be in order. Have you tried taking him outside to bask in natural sunlight for a while?
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