Weight, Size, and Eating

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Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby JohnVLillywhite » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:14 pm

I am posting here since the "Rusty, The Almighty" thread should be for his progression.

We got a baby bearded dragon on the 19th of last month. He has not grown at all, and has lost weight (19 grams -> 17 grams). He doesn't eat a whole lot. Maybe 4 roaches a day. I know they need to eat a lot more (10-20 in one sitting). I have moved his UVB bulb inside the tank, but he still isn't eating as much today.

He still runs around when we have him out of the enclosure, but it's worrying me that he's not eating as much as he NEEDS to be eating to grow.

My temps and all other information for husbandry, can be found on this forum
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:42 am

I re read your story and I am guessing Rusty is going thru relocation stress still --- its going to take a little while for everything to kick in as far as eating but he should not completely quit eating--- the moving of the UVB will help -- has he been sitting under it ?
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby JohnVLillywhite » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:31 am

KarrieRee wrote:I re read your story and I am guessing Rusty is going thru relocation stress still --- its going to take a little while for everything to kick in as far as eating but he should not completely quit eating--- the moving of the UVB will help -- has he been sitting under it ?
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I’ve heard relocation stress can take a while. He has not completely stopped eating. Just not eating as much as he should. He’s not sitting directly under it, but he’s in an area where he will get UVB.
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:42 am

Ok good-- as long as he's eating I wouldn't worry about him-- his appetite will pick up w/ all the lighting and basking temps being good- make sure he stays hydrated- my 5 1/2 month old gets alot of his water out of his greens he's eating-- I serve them wet along w/ bsfl and a few superworms- and his dubias are fed well too so- keep an eye on his poops that will tell you alot
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby JohnVLillywhite » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:17 pm

So good news. Today, Rusty ate about 20 small roaches, 1 medium roach, and a decent amount of greens and butternut squash.
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Good boy!! :) He should be fine --- just make sure hes getting enough water too
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby JohnVLillywhite » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:45 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Good boy!! :) He should be fine --- just make sure hes getting enough water too
Karrie

He drinks water in his daily baths, and he is learning about his water bowl. He'll drink out of it.
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Re: Weight, Size, and Eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:55 pm

:)
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