Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:14 am

Ok so he needs a staple feeder -- I would get some dubia roaches -- worms are not a staple feeder - you can order some dubias from here http://www.dubiaroaches.com - feed him the salads w/ 1-3 small -medium super worms on top for enticement - thats all - you dont want him addicted to worms --- then add the staple feeder to your dish / bowl one that the worms / bugs cant get out of -- he is probably still going thru relocation stress so his eating will pick up as long as you have the proper temps for basking and UVB - you can also get some BSFL from here http://www.symptonbsf.com - these are a great staple feeder and they do not need to be dusted --- you need to dust his/ her bugs 5 x per week w/ calcium D3 and vitamins 2 x per week -- do not have your dad feed him -- you need to be able to keep track of what hes eating --- he needs to eat as many dubias as he can in a 10-15 minute time frame - but you want him eating some veggies / salads too - here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
You can keep dubias in a 10 gallon aquarium or / tote and feed them dubia food or dragon veggies along w/ carrots for hydration - if you need more help please ask
You will need to get him a bigger tank here real soon that 10 gallon you have him in hes going to quickly outgrow it - I would look at getting a tank as big as you can afford they recommend a 75-120 gallon --- you can look on FB marketplace or craigslist and I would look for one w/ front doors --- also if you go used make sure you saniatize it real good before use -- what is going on w/ the UVB>? Are you switching over to a tube or keeping the coil?
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby ECarroll25 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:29 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so he needs a staple feeder -- I would get some dubia roaches -- worms are not a staple feeder - you can order some dubias from here http://www.dubiaroaches.com - feed him the salads w/ 1-3 small -medium super worms on top for enticement - thats all - you dont want him addicted to worms --- then add the staple feeder to your dish / bowl one that the worms / bugs cant get out of -- he is probably still going thru relocation stress so his eating will pick up as long as you have the proper temps for basking and UVB - you can also get some BSFL from here http://www.symptonbsf.com - these are a great staple feeder and they do not need to be dusted --- you need to dust his/ her bugs 5 x per week w/ calcium D3 and vitamins 2 x per week -- do not have your dad feed him -- you need to be able to keep track of what hes eating --- he needs to eat as many dubias as he can in a 10-15 minute time frame - but you want him eating some veggies / salads too - here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
You can keep dubias in a 10 gallon aquarium or / tote and feed them dubia food or dragon veggies along w/ carrots for hydration - if you need more help please ask
You will need to get him a bigger tank here real soon that 10 gallon you have him in hes going to quickly outgrow it - I would look at getting a tank as big as you can afford they recommend a 75-120 gallon --- you can look on FB marketplace or craigslist and I would look for one w/ front doors --- also if you go used make sure you saniatize it real good before use -- what is going on w/ the UVB>? Are you switching over to a tube or keeping the coil?
Karrie


They are BSFL. I usually just say "worms" as a shortening of "phoenix worms." Sorry if that was unclear. But yeah, he has those - said that in my original post.
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:31 am

Ok sorry --- and the UVB what is going on w / that? The background should stop the reflection thing going on -
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby ECarroll25 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:39 am

Forgot to answer the other question - I am keeping the coil until I get a bigger tank.
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:50 am

Ok so you can go look here for a fixture and bulb - they have a generic fixture for $32 that has a reflector and its a 24" of which I recommend for tanks 40 -120 - if your going w/ something bigger than a 120 I would recommend a longer fixture - and the bulb a 10.0 T 5 or the T 8 -- here is the website www.pangeareptiles.com
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby ECarroll25 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:33 pm

Update 2: Sooo I brought home 14 crickets from work and he went after those. LIKE. CRAZY. I guess he just isn't as interested in the BSFL because he was only ever fed crickets at PetSmart. I'm still baffled that he went to TOWN on the BSFL for a good 4-5 days before he stopped eating them. I'm hoping that if I do a combination diet he may eat them, because the calcium content of those is very preferable to the crickets...but even so I suppose I am going to have to supplement dust now if he's not solely eating BSFL *sigh*
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Re: Suddenly Stopped eating - shedding or sick?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:34 pm

Try some dubias -- they are less stinky and easier to care for than crickets
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