Times of day of feeding

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Re: Times of day of feeding

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 am

So he would be able to eat the small super worms- see if your local pet smart or petco carry them- I pd $2 for a cup of 25 from dubiaroaches.com but they charge shipping so unless you buy other things like roaches and BSFL it would not be worth ordering the $2 cup-- I always order more stuff from them
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Re: Times of day of feeding

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:48 am

BeardedDragonSteve wrote:
kingofnobbys wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:So my baby or juvie bearded dragon is about 4 to 5 months old but I dont really know. He does not want to eat in the morning but he eats at lunchtime and dinner why is that. Also how can you tell the age of the beardie


What time do you turn on the basking globe and the UV lighting ?

A cold reptile will not be interested in eating . Your dragon is not interested in eating in the morning likely because it's still cold and hasn't fully digested the food it ate "yesterday".

The solution is invest in a domestic inline light timer ( plug in )
https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-hour ... r_p0043491
, set the timer to switch the lights on maybe at 6am , offer food a couple of hours after LIGHTS ON , the dragon will be warm and hungry then.


I can't use that because its in Australia and I live in california USA

No problem, I'm betting if you go the mall or the nearest "big box" or hardware shop you'll find some that look identical only wired for USA power sockets , ask the sales staff what isle the 24 hr double pole compact timers are in , or just go to Amazon or Ebay.com.
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EWSs : Fluffy rescued injured by lawnwacker14Nov17, Gutzy 27Sep19.
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Re: Times of day of feeding

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:46 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:
kingofnobbys wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:So my baby or juvie bearded dragon is about 4 to 5 months old but I dont really know. He does not want to eat in the morning but he eats at lunchtime and dinner why is that. Also how can you tell the age of the beardie


What time do you turn on the basking globe and the UV lighting ?

A cold reptile will not be interested in eating . Your dragon is not interested in eating in the morning likely because it's still cold and hasn't fully digested the food it ate "yesterday".

The solution is invest in a domestic inline light timer ( plug in )
https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-hour ... r_p0043491
, set the timer to switch the lights on maybe at 6am , offer food a couple of hours after LIGHTS ON , the dragon will be warm and hungry then.

I normally turn on the lights and heat at 7 in the morning when I wake up. And I turn them off at 9:30. I dont feed him before the lights go out. I normally feed him at breakfast, lunch, and dinner


I take it you wake , and have brekky all inside an hour before leaving for the day / morning ( school, work) , so he's not getting enough time to warm up . Needs at least 2 hours , 3 hours is better to warm up and get hungry and ready to eat.

Dragons body temperatures are big determinants for their metabolic rate, activity level and appetite. A cold dragon wont be hungry.

The cage heats up pretty fast in an hour the basking spot would be over 100 degrees and yeah I normally try to feed him about 8 o clock.
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Re: Times of day of feeding

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:06 pm

BeardedDragonSteve wrote:
kingofnobbys wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:
kingofnobbys wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:So my baby or juvie bearded dragon is about 4 to 5 months old but I dont really know. He does not want to eat in the morning but he eats at lunchtime and dinner why is that. Also how can you tell the age of the beardie


What time do you turn on the basking globe and the UV lighting ?

A cold reptile will not be interested in eating . Your dragon is not interested in eating in the morning likely because it's still cold and hasn't fully digested the food it ate "yesterday".

The solution is invest in a domestic inline light timer ( plug in )
https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-hour ... r_p0043491
, set the timer to switch the lights on maybe at 6am , offer food a couple of hours after LIGHTS ON , the dragon will be warm and hungry then.

I normally turn on the lights and heat at 7 in the morning when I wake up. And I turn them off at 9:30. I dont feed him before the lights go out. I normally feed him at breakfast, lunch, and dinner


I take it you wake , and have brekky all inside an hour before leaving for the day / morning ( school, work) , so he's not getting enough time to warm up . Needs at least 2 hours , 3 hours is better to warm up and get hungry and ready to eat.

Dragons body temperatures are big determinants for their metabolic rate, activity level and appetite. A cold dragon wont be hungry.

The cage heats up pretty fast in an hour the basking spot would be over 100 degrees and yeah I normally try to feed him about 8 o clock.


But it will take while for a dragon to increase it's body temperature , this will be the issue.

I suggest lights on 2 hours before first feeding .
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy rescued injured by lawnwacker14Nov17, Gutzy 27Sep19.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - injured rescued, boss lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
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Re: Times of day of feeding

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So he would be able to eat the small super worms- see if your local pet smart or petco carry them- I pd $2 for a cup of 25 from dubiaroaches.com but they charge shipping so unless you buy other things like roaches and BSFL it would not be worth ordering the $2 cup-- I always order more stuff from them
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Petco and Petsmart does not sell them that small. But they are also expensive. I like to shop at Pet Supplies Plus which is where I got my beardie from and the prices are good once he gets older I will get superworms because I can get 100 for about $3
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