My baby won't eat

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My baby won't eat

Postby Jmargon » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:06 am

Hi all, I'm really hoping someone here can help me out. I got my beardie last Sunday 12/1. He is a little guy only about 3.5 inches long. I have yet for him to eat. I have offered tiny crickets both disabled and abled and nothing, I have offered greens, veggies and fruits and nothing. He is still somewhat active but does sleep a lot. He enjoys his water dish and basking. But baby just won't eat. Basking area is 108 degrees cool area is about 84 degrees. I know I read it may be from the stress of being acclimated in his new home, or that he is still just to little. But at what point should I worry and take him to the vet? Thank you all in advance for your help with this.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Linzloohoo » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:19 am

Yea probably relocation stress, it can take them a few weeks to be comfortable. Is he actually drinking the water in his bowl? If not you can take a dropper and drop water on his nose, he should lick it off. If he’s not eating, and they most likely do not drink from a bowl he will be dehydrated. Get some water in him and you’ll immediately see a difference. Also what uvb are you using? If they have the incorrect uvb they will not eat.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Linzloohoo » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:24 am

Pictures of baby and setup?
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Jmargon » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:25 am

Thank you for your help. I am using a reptisun brand 5.0 UVB bulb.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Jmargon » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 am

I can't figure out how to post a pic but as soon as I do I'll get one up.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Linzloohoo » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:31 am

Is it the tube? 5 uvb is not enough for dragons. They need the 10 uvb. That might be your problem right there.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Jmargon » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:34 am

I will get a 10 asap and hopefully it does the trick. Yes the one they sold me is a tube. 🦎❤️
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:42 am

Please go to user image uploader at top of page in the banner - download pics then at top of message box click on XIMG and click on pic and it should post --- after you get your 10.0 tube please let us know as distance in tank is crucial --- your dragon should be eating not completely stopped eating --- depending on where you had the 5.0 tube is crucial - you can still use it it just needs to be in the tank approx 6-8 inches from basking --- the 10.0 will be better because its stronger but let us know where in the tank you have the UVB - what are his basking temps and how are you taking them? infrared heat gun stick ons or digital probe -- that is another thing that will cause them to quit eating --- temps should be 105-110 for a baby and taken w/ a digital probe or infrared heat gun or both -- NO stick ons they are inaccurate ------------------
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby Jmargon » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:16 am

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I am using an infrared gun to take the temps, they are within the recommended range. I'm thinking I may need to get him a taller climber. (I have ordered one). Any suggestions on what else I should add are welcomed.
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Re: My baby won't eat

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:09 am

His tank is bare--- he needs a hide he probably wont use it but will when he gets older --- Petsmart has great dragon decor -- I recommend this https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/PetSma ... ain_large$ and something like this https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/PetSma ... n_large$-- I have the All Living things one -- and you need to get rid of the UVB coil ---- it is no good --- you need this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... d=500202-- either the T 8 or a T 5 and you will need a hood / fixture w/ a reflector - you can shop on line like Amazon but this needs to be changed out ASAP for your baby to eat ---- w/ out the proper UVB he will not eat nor will he be able to absorb the calcium he needs ----------------lighting and basking temps in the tank are crucial to the overall health of your dragon----------I am posting a pic of Blazes tank to give you ideas of what you can do w/ your tank
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