Pecking at food

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Pecking at food

Postby Mflav » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:11 pm

My bearded dragon is about eight months old he finally just started to eat greens but seems like he’s always pecking at his food and having a hard time getting it in his mouth I realized this morning when I took a Close up pic of his mouth open while basking that he has no teeth towards the front is this normal? If not this is probably why he’s pecking the food. He has no issues eating his crickets because he uses his tongue for them. Here is a pic of teeth[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Pecking at food

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:39 am

The teeth look normal (and quite healthy!) to me. Sometimes they have a tough time grabbing wet items such as fresh veges. They learn to kind of scoop at it with their mouth. Sometimes holding the food up to them in the palm of your hand helps them get a hold of it. Since the crickets are relatively dry, is tongue is sticky enough to reel them in.
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