relocation stress

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relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:24 am

Hey guys
So I moved my little guy out with my other bearded dragon.(different tanks)
I'm just wondering how long does relocation stress last?
He's still young & he had such a great feeding response in the other room.
In here not so much(moved him here yesterday)
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:29 am

Give him a week or so -- as long as only the view changed and nothing in the tank he should be fine- I moved my baby into a 120 gallon tank yesterday and today he was on the new basking log and basking and eating - in fact he ate a lot this morning - was surprised --- but it doesnt seem to have phased him too much- can the baby see the other dragon? Lets hope not or that will stress him out as well - just keep an eye on his eating --- and if he can see the other dragon I would fix that so he cant ---
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:36 am

He sort of can see the other dragon.
I will fix it
A week? can he last that long?
He's only 3 months old.
Thanks
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 am

He should not quit eating completely-- it will slow down but not all together-- has he not eaten anything today?
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:24 am

Nothing today.
Yesterday, he ate quite a bit. 27 med bugs
Today, he did that eye bulge they do when their shedding.
So maybe shedding-related as well as some relocation stress?
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:30 am

Yep it will have an effect ---- he ate alot yesterday so tomorrow feed him vegies first -- w/ a worm small super or some BSFL on top of salad to get him to the bowl---- you want him eating vegies now - if all he gets now are bugs you will have a hard time getting him to eat vegies when hes closer to a year --- then about an hour or so later feed him his dusted bugs-----
I use a glass smooth sided dish for my dubias --- they can get out and Blaze climbs in the bowl to eat them --- I also add a little more vegies in that bowl so hes getting both at the same time --
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:38 am

Okay.
Would love to get some dubias for him, he's only had them once but he went nuts over them.
I'm not sure if he's been eating his salad.
I offer but now I'll be able to watch & see if he's eating his salad
I also gutload his insects.

It's weird.
He only takes food from my hand.
He's hand-fed & that's just how he takes his bugs.
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:51 am

Well you want him eating and if hand feeding is doing it do it --- you will be able to keep track of how much hes eating --- you can order dubias on line from suppliers on Amazon or I go thru www.dubiaroaches.com--- they charge shipping but if your order like 200 small roaches and other things like super and BFSL and what ever else you see its good and worth the money --
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:44 pm

Okay.
I have a reputable breeder in the area.
Is it worth buying them online, are they cheaper?
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Probably not --- if you can get them from the breeder do that ---
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:44 am

Okay so I'm confused
He's not basking he's hiding unless I put him up there
ugh.
this is so stressful
please help me he's only three months old guys
Whats wrong with him?
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:49 am

please help
I'm having a panic attack.
anyone please help me
He's laying under his log with his eyes shut i dunno what wrong please help
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:21 am

Anyone?
This is really making me panic
He never does this
He's hiding under his log please help
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Re: relocation stress

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:37 am

Take some pics of him and his tank and lighting --- we will go from there
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Re: relocation stress

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 am

everything is right it's just like my other tank.
Why would he be hiding with his eyes shut?
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