Food & water during brumation

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Food & water during brumation

Postby AnneSchumii » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:00 am

Hi everyone,
I've never seen my beardy drinking. Not from his drinking plate nor from something else. He is 5 years old and is healthy. He does eat cucumber and fruit. However, he is in brumation now and has not been awake for a month, which is normal for him, but this means that he does not drink or eat during brumation. I can put cucumber there every 2 days but he probably won't react. Shall I wait till he wakes up and try to feed him? And is it a problem that he never seems to drink?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Food & water during brumation

Postby DuchesseTheBeardie » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:48 am

Hello Anne,

Bearded dragon while brumating won't eat or drink sometimes, it isn't that bad. As long as he pooed since the last time he ate, I would leave him alone to sleep. Monitor his weight, just to make sure there isn't a drastic drop.

As for drinking, if your beardie is well hydrated enough, it won't need to drink. Just keep giving him regular bath and you should be good.
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Re: Food & water during brumation

Postby Drache613 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:38 pm

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Re: Food & water during brumation

Postby Drache613 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Hello,

That is right, just keep an eye on him making sure his bodyweight stays stable. Just check
on him every few days so he knows you are there. LOL

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Re: Food & water during brumation

Postby AnneSchumii » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 am

Thank you both for the replies! :)
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