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I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby HippieLizards » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:48 pm

My lovely little boy Rocket, Isn't so little anymore...

and I've read that their appetite slows down more as they get older and Rocket is about a year old. But it seems as if his appetite has been increasing greatly.

I know it's just hormones most likely, But the boy has no fill line. He's a Stomach with legs!! And tries to eat Everything.
Even after he's had a big meal of dubias and salad he starts trying to eat everything in sight, His basking rock, his Log, his Hammock, The tank floor and walls, And even his own tail! And occasionally he'd try to eat his own poop thinking it's a bug!! :shock: He's just always hungry and finds everything edible.

Has anyone else's dragons turned into scaly Pacmen or something? Or is this normal?? He's driving me up the walls, because I'll be holding him and suddenly he goes up on my shoulder and starts trying to eat my hair, ears, Clothes, you name it. If it moves then it's prey.

Notable things:
•male,
•1 year old,
•19" long,
•260 grams at last weigh.

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ignore the poop there Lol it was cleaned up after the photo.[Click image to enlarge]

I don't have a recent photo of his tank right now but it's a 36L x 19T x 20W I believe.
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:19 pm

Hi there,

Tombo has been the same way for his whole life basically, but more so these past few months. Hes a bit younger, a bit bigger, but he truly is a bottomless pit. Hes tame, but he still tries to bite my fingers as I open his tank. He wants to eat everything LOL.

Hes actually one of the few dragons I've ever had where I have had to limit feeders even when he was younger. He always had an unending appetite. He is quite the impressive eater lol.

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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby HippieLizards » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:31 pm

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

Tombo has been the same way for his whole life basically, but more so these past few months. Hes a bit younger, a bit bigger, but he truly is a bottomless pit. Hes tame, but he still tries to bite my fingers as I open his tank. He wants to eat everything LOL.

Hes actually one of the few dragons I've ever had where I have had to limit feeders even when he was younger. He always had an unending appetite. He is quite the impressive eater lol.

-Brandon

Lol, Yeah That's essentially Rocket. Like if I let him loose in one of my dubia bins I'm pretty sure he'd eat the entire colony. He's really sweet and not aggressive, But seriously. Anything that moves he'll try to eat. 🤦‍♀️
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:14 am

I will have to pull him out of my hair because he likes to eat it and then gets tangled all in it, that's a con about having long hair with a bearded dragon. :lol:
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby HippieLizards » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:34 am

Moon4wolfgirl wrote:I will have to pull him out of my hair because he likes to eat it and then gets tangled all in it, that's a con about having long hair with a bearded dragon. :lol:

Oh my goodness yes! Lol That is so annoying!
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 pm

HippieLizards wrote:I know it's just hormones most likely, But the boy has no fill line. He's a Stomach with legs!! And tries to eat Everything.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you've never raised a puppy(?)
Puppys'll eat til they puke, and then eat the puke! :puke:
I've heard of a few beardies that have done that (hence the guideline to feed them as much as they'll eat in 15 min., then stop).
That wouldn't work for puppies; the last 2 we've had could eat their entire dinner in under 60 seconds, and then sniff around for more. :laughing6:
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby HippieLizards » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:09 pm

Lol, Unfortunately I have not. I'd love to have a dog someday but due to allergy issues my family forbid having dogs in the house. :(
But In the future, I'd love to eventually get and raise a doggo of my own. :)

I do however know that puppies certainly are Never full just from hearing all the crazy stories I've heard from friends. My best friend is raising a (I think 6 month old?) German shepherd puppy. And boy he's a handful, he tries to eat everything and get into everything lol, but he's a fun and sweet dog.

But yeah, I have a feeling Rocket is secretly a puppy just disguised as a lizard with the way he acts. :lol:
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:24 am

HippieLizards wrote:I'd love to have a dog someday but due to allergy issues my family forbid having dogs in the house. :(


I hear that a lot--often from people who don't want a dog for other reasons that they can't/don't want to justify. It shuts down discussions.

I'm not implying that here; it's also a legit concern for many.
(Speaking as one who is allergic to cats) :(

What many don't know/realize, is that there are quite a few hypoallergenic dog breeds. :wink:
(And hypoallergenic cat breeds) No guarantees, but hope for some.

Note to Moderators: We haven't strayed yet; we're still talking about stomachs on legs! :D
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby HippieLizards » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:39 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
HippieLizards wrote:I'd love to have a dog someday but due to allergy issues my family forbid having dogs in the house. :(


I hear that a lot--often from people who don't want a dog for other reasons that they can't/don't want to justify. It shuts down discussions.

I'm not implying that here; it's also a legit concern for many.
(Speaking as one who is allergic to cats) :(

What many don't know/realize, is that there are quite a few hypoallergenic dog breeds. :wink:
(And hypoallergenic cat breeds) No guarantees, but hope for some.

Note to Moderators: We haven't strayed yet; we're still talking about stomachs on legs! :D
Oh I'm well aware that there are Hypoallergenic dog breeds, the labradoodle is one of my favorite breeds, but allergy reasons aside, My Mother also just hates dogs with a burning passion unfortunately. She's more of a cat person. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Aw that must suck being allergic to cats. My cat is a Maine coon mix and she's 90% fur. [Click image to enlarge]

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Underneath all that fur somewhere is a cat I believe. :lol: And she ALSO is a stomach on legs. For a while both of my siblings and I would feed her each day thinking nobody else had, so the darn cat would get 3 meals a day.. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Thank goodness I have a system now and she gets the right amount each day now. But boy does that cat love to eat.
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Re: I'm Convinced he's just a stomach on legs.

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:55 pm

HippieLizards wrote:But boy does that cat love to eat.

I don't doubt it, but the expression is "chowhound"--not "chowcat" :wink: :lol:
My Mother also just hates dogs with a burning passion unfortunately.

My mother was a cat-hater, so I get it. Ain't nuthin' can be done 'bout that. :(

We had a cat for a short time many years ago. I had grown out of the allergy (or so I thought), so we got a DSH. Needless to say, the allergy came roaring back with a vengeance, so we had to re-home the cat. C'est la vie.
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