Bearded dragon not eating much

Discuss health questions, issues, problems, etc! For urgent issues please use the Beardie ER forum.

Bearded dragon not eating much

Postby Gucciguy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 pm

My beardie has been eating fine in the past, a couple of mealworms, some crickets, vegetables(lettuce, squash) but today he stopped eating. I've tried everything that he used to eat, but nothing. My dad recently started feeding him more crickets, and less of everything else(he started feeding him more mealworms as well, but mainly crickets). He doesn't get bowel movements much(about every week or so). I bathe him once a week, I use a dropper everyday. I also make sure to let him roam around my room at least every other day. I use one of the long uvb lamps(idk what they're called, I'm sorry) but idk if I should be worried or anything. His temperature is normal, and his sleeping cycle is normal. He doesn't seem to be lethargic, and there's nothing noticeably different about him.
Newbie Poster
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:43 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Bearded dragon not eating much

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:53 pm

How old is he? It's a good sign that his behavior is normal and he seems alert. It's possible he's just going through a phase in which he's less hungry which happens. If you can upload and post some photos of him and his enclosure, it would be helpful. You can upload photos here and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.
User avatar
Posts: 24804
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
Location: Iowa City, IA

Re: Bearded dragon not eating much

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:41 pm

yes please post pics of the tank and lighting -- and PLEASE NO MORE Lettuce ----- it has no nutritional value --- he needs greens like collard turnip mustard -- squash is good too like butternut zucchini and yellow---- you can try fruit as well NO CITRUS tho ---- how old is the UVB in the tank ---?
Extreme Poster
Posts: 4363
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Re: Bearded dragon not eating much

Postby LouieLizard » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:50 pm

Beardies can get spoiled when feed insects to much and wont eat anything else(mine did for months) and insects are more calorie dense and harder to digests so he may just be not as hungry because he's full of bugs.
1.0.0 Louie, hatched 2016, 19.5in
Hatchling Poster
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Return to Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users