EATING LESS

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EATING LESS

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:09 pm

Hello everyone!!!
I'm just going through a struggle that I know many people have. My beardie is usually a garbage disposal, eating everything in sight. However, for the past month, I've noticed he's been eating less and less. Typically, he'd eat about 20-25 mealworms and 10-15 dubias a day. Now its hard to get him to eat a few. His poops have also gotten smaller. However, it doesn't look like he's lost any weight, if he has, not much. Its also been about a month and a half since his last shed. Is this just a phase he's going through that he will grow out of? Is he just stocking up waiting for a growth spurt or something?

Setup
-50 gallon
-Repticarpet
-100°-105°F basking spot
-Reptisun T5 5.0 UVB 22" strip mounted 12 in. away from basking spot
-Humidity 30%-40%

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Re: EATING LESS

Postby Drache613 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:35 am

Hello,

How old is your dragon, he is pretty good sized & looks healthy.
They do go through phases where they don't eat as much or if they are pre-shed. Since he
isn't in a shedding phase, he might be going through a slow down phase in between growth
spurts.
When they reach 8 or so months, a lot of times they start eating less insects & begin eating a
little more vegetation.
Your lighting is very good, the T5 lights are very good. Is it mounted on top or or underneath of
the screen top?

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Re: EATING LESS

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:06 am

Hello Tracie,
I've had my beardie for ablut 5 months. When I got him I wasn't sure how old he was. But I'm gonna assume hes 7 to 8 months now.
My T5 bulb is mounted on top of the terrarium but I've cut a hole in the screen to minimize the blockage of UVB.
I provide a bowl of kale daily, but he seems to have little interest in it. Any suggestions??
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Re: EATING LESS

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:07 am

He is also about 16 inches.
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