Beardie Won't Eat, Won't Stop Running Around

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Beardie Won't Eat, Won't Stop Running Around

Postby BeardieLover555 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:49 am

I forgot to introduce her, but I did get a bearded dragon back in late March. Her name is Ginger, and her attitude is usually very calm, food motivated, and a couch potato for sure. But recently, she's been acting very strange.
At first, she just slowed down on eating. I thought she was perhaps going into brumation, or maybe she was uncomfortable from shedding. Then she started running around, ripping up everything within sight and completely ignoring food (The only reason she hasn't lost too much weight is because I've been force-feeding her freeze-dried crickets and kale/celery leaves, her favorite foods). She is still pooping, but it's these weird little tiny poops, or sometimes just liquid! I've tried everything, changing her UVA and UVB lights, different foods, taking her outside more often (she just charged at the poor cat who's scared to death of her). She does need a larger tank, which I will be getting very soon, but I don't think it's her tank size. She really throws herself around the tank, and as an overprotective lizard mommy I just don't want her to hurt herself.
I don't know if she could be gravid (she is just about adult size, but still growing- if she would eat properly!). Any suggestions?
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Re: Beardie Won't Eat, Won't Stop Running Around

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:02 am

What are you using for UVA and UVB lights? Can you post a pic of her tank and lighting please
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Re: Beardie Won't Eat, Won't Stop Running Around

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:45 am

It's possible she is gravid. If your husbandry is all fine it wouldnt hurt to give her a lay box and see what she does.

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