Baby beardie not eating

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Baby beardie not eating

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 am

Hello! I got a fancy bearded dragon baby last Sunday, He ate a lot of his mealworms the night I got him, and the next day. But the next day, he refused to eat anything. And I found mealworm skins laying clumped up in his tank, is this something he couldn't digest? He has refused to eat any veggies since I got him. Not sure if this is just relocation stress, or maybe because he is in the process of shedding, but I just want him to be healthy and start eating! Thanks
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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby claudiusx » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:17 am

Hi there,

It is very common for them to not eat very much during the first week or two.
As long as your lighting is proper and your temps are proper, he will settle in.

Did we already go over your setup with you?

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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:24 am

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here is his setup. And I did add a large hide. ^.^
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Here are his temps right above basking spot
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just a pic of my other beardies tank :P



His heat bulb is a Flukers basking bulb, 150 watts.
UVB is a reptisun 10 compact mini bulb (I know I need a T8/T5/T10 and will get one ASAP. For now, I'm using reptile calcium with D3.


He basks perfectly fine, and sleeps in his hide at night.
SLAVE To 2 bearded dragons (Opal and Felix)2 fish (Bob and Bub)6 chickens (Pooky, Phil, Rose, Mable, Sweetie and Aunt.B)2 dogs (Luna and Willow) and 1 crested gecko (Moab)

In loving memory of: Daisy the Rat Terrier, Violet and Henny the chickens.<3


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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:26 am

Another thing, he is pooping fine.
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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby claudiusx » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:01 am

Ok good that you will be changing the uvb, it does play a big role in their activity levels and appetites.

Do you have another thermometer or are you relying on the dial? They can be extremely inaccurate. You really want to get a digital with probe end. They are quite cheap. But they allow you to measure your basking surface temp, which is the most important temp.

Even when I tested dial thermometers by removing them from the walls and placing them on the basking surface, I found some to be over 30 degrees off in certain situations, so you really can't rely on them.

But once you make sure your temperature is fine, he should slowly start getting his appetite back. Especially if you change his uvb bulb :)

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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:04 am

Sounds great! Thanks. Got any ideas on morphs? I posted another topic about that. 😝
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Re: Baby beardie not eating

Postby claudiusx » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:06 am

Yup I posted on your other thread already :D

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