Dobby not eating

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Dobby not eating

Postby DiXX » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:39 am

Hi Dobby is 8 months old, his temps are stable at 103 basking and 82 cooler end , nothing has changed except our dog passed away last week but Dobby is not eating much. He/She isn’t chasing the crickets or locusts and not eating much veg. Is this a kind of brumation do you think ? All he/she does is sleep most of the time. Pooping every other day as usual, and has recently shed some skin. Thanks all
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:00 am

Hi there, it could be a semi brumation but can you post pics of Dobby as well as his set up ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them

Are all his lights good, uvb not too old ?
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby DiXX » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:15 am

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. His lights seem to be ok. How will I know if the uv is too old ? had it for 5 months when I got the set up
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:24 am

Beautiful set up and Dobby is fat as butter so no problem if he is snoozing for a bit. When they grow that fast + put on weight so quickly they can go without food at an earlier age. :)

What type of uvb do you use ? And is that play sand or calcium sand ? Calcium sand can pose a risk if ingested in large amounts, turning to a cement like texture. Play sand is usually fine but watch out for the substrate police here, they will fine you + throw you in jail if they could. :)
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby DiXX » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:37 am

Ha ha. It’s fine play sand, he don’t usually have any problem getting the insects instead of sand. I’ve never seen him miss his target, the uv light is Arcadia 10% desert uva/uvb does the noise of the basking bulb annoy them ? It is like a humming noise. Just trying to rule out everything, he has a bath once a week, fresh veg every day. He likes mixed lettuce like mixed rocket salad, baby leaf salad and spring greens with carrot for a bit of colour. He don’t eat the carrot though. Can they have Apple as a treat ?
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 am

Everything sounds good. :) And no need to give him apple, the greens are much better. It wouldn't hurt him as a treat but is not really good because of sugar content.
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Re: Dobby not eating

Postby DiXX » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am

That’s great. Thank you so much. Seems I’m worrying over unduly ha ha x
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