Aim Is Off (Feeding)

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Aim Is Off (Feeding)

Postby jagarcia14 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:31 pm

My bearded dragon is 8+ years old. No apparent health problems ever.

I've noticed, though, that his aim seems to be off when feeding. Most of the food he eats is from hand/tongs, but lately (few months?) I've noticed he is striking a bit off from the food. I just get it very close so that he can't miss, but it is definitely missing. For example, if I hold a roach for him to grab, either on the left or right side, when it catches his eye, he bites at it, but a little off. I tried the right side and the left side, but it doesn't seem to matter. I know he can see, but something is unusual.

Is this a known issue? Old age? Something else?

Thanks
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Re: Aim Is Off (Feeding)

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:16 pm

Common issue with dragons and skinks .

It's a depth perception problem which is often coupled with a tendency to close the eyes before biting the insect.
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Re: Aim Is Off (Feeding)

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:49 am

You should see frogs' terrible aim! 🤣
I follow the StickyFrogs account on Instagram, and watching them eat, one wonders how they manage to get any food in out in the wild!
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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