Color of Food Dish?

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Color of Food Dish?

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 am

I'm wondering if the color of the food dish can confuse a beardie. Figment's two salad dishes are green kidney-shaped ceramic, and I've noticed that sometimes he tries to take a bite out of the dish itself rather than his greens. Ought I shift to a different color dish?
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:52 am

It's certainly possible. It could be the color or could be general curiosity. If he keeps biting at it I'd try something different and see how that goes over.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby DragonPete » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:16 pm

ComicBookMama wrote:I'm wondering if the color of the food dish can confuse a beardie. Figment's two salad dishes are green kidney-shaped ceramic, and I've noticed that sometimes he tries to take a bite out of the dish itself rather than his greens. Ought I shift to a different color dish?


Do we know if BD's can see color or differentiate between shades of green? Maybe all 'green' looks like greens. No clue. Haven't read anything about their vision.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:40 pm

I've read that their vision reaches beyond ours in the UV spectrum, leading me to think that they can see a great deal of color. That's just from chatter on the board though, I haven't researched it.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby DragonPete » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:17 pm

Interesting. Thank you. I've been curious about their vision.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:07 am

I use white food dishes . Ceramic porcelain coated with good effect.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:36 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:I use white food dishes . Ceramic porcelain coated with good effect.

Ditto, but mine (ZaRDoZ') is a hard plastic "dipping dish". It works well, but has to be anchored down.

What I'd really like is a heavy gray slate/stone/ceramic dish to match the enclosure decor, but haven't found one yet. There are some plastic/resin ones in gray, but they're too lightweight. We need some weight to prevent him dumping the roaches out into the enclosure. Also very slippery inside to prevent escapees!
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby ComicBookMama » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:17 pm

I'll keep an eye out for white dishes... I could probably find something in Goodwill that's heavy ceramic and will work. When I feed him his dubias, I just use an old ceramic dish from my cat... it's blue with cat silhouettes around it, and I find that he licks at the cats sometimes! Dragons are just weird critters. :lol:
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby DragonPete » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:24 pm

Maybe something white with no pattern?
I got Petey's from Amazon, white ceramic with inward facing lip. It was like $6-7. Made so worms and stuff can't get out. Pay attention to size, I think his was listed as large but is barely 3 inches across. The others are tiny. Fine for a baby but not an adult like Petey.
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Speaking of food dishes earlier this week Smaug pooped in her food bowl luckily there was nothing in it
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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby DragonPete » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:21 pm

BeardedDragonSteve wrote:Speaking of food dishes earlier this week Smaug pooped in her food bowl luckily there was nothing in it

Petey has done that too. 😆 Nasty Dragon! LOL! But then he's a mess! He'll do his biz anywhere and everywhere. Or track it all over for me to clean if I don't catch him fast enough. 😳

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Re: Color of Food Dish?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:08 pm

DragonPete wrote:
BeardedDragonSteve wrote:Speaking of food dishes earlier this week Smaug pooped in her food bowl luckily there was nothing in it

Petey has done that too. 😆 Nasty Dragon! LOL! But then he's a mess! He'll do his biz anywhere and everywhere. Or track it all over for me to clean if I don't catch him fast enough. 😳

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That's their way showing what they think of the stuff in it.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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