Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

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Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby SavannahDragons » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 pm

My adult male, 3 1/2 years old bearded dragon, Lizzie, won't eat a lot and is a bit underweight. He won't eat salad or pellets at all, or fruit or Repashy, and he only eats superworms and crickets sometimes (maybe once every couple days). Before, he used to eat everything. Help! He is really getting skinny.
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:03 am

Something else is going on here --- what are you using for UVB and how old is the UVB? Brand and bulb and where in the tank is it ? top of screen or inside the tank ? is it a coil or tube UVB ? Basking temps what are they? How are you taking them? Is he hydrated they wont eat if they are dehydrated? Please take a pic and post of him https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post --- when was the last time he ate? Is he pooping? If he is does his poop smell so bad you want to leave the room? If so its possible parasites --
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby WinFam01 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:17 am

Is he housed by himself?
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby SavannahDragons » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:33 am

No, he's been with his 'wife' Jax for his whole entire life. I don't think that's the problem. Also, when I separated them, I don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but he went crazy and bit me, ran away, and hissed until he was back living with Jax. He is getting a bit better (if I but a superworm in his mouth, he will eat it). However, why isn't he eating healthily? No vegetables for him will be eaten.
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:37 am

You need to separate them -- dragons should never be housed together - one is dominant over the other one and will take all the basking time and area and food as well ---- this could be why hes not eating ---- is he losing weight? Is he getting any basking time in? Most on here are going to recommend you get them separated --- if he is actually sick he can pass it on to the other one
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby WinFam01 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:49 am

My guess is that basically she may be sending off 'I'm the queen of this tank' vibes, so he is letting her have the "good" stuff (food, uvb, etc).
However, it sounds like a vet check may be warranted if you don't think that's what it is.
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby SavannahDragons » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:31 pm

They've been housed together for almost 4 years, though, and never has there been a problem. He ate a couple of superworms when offered, today, but vegetables are still a no-no. Actually, the girl, Jax, is pregnant. Could he be giving her all the food because he somehow knows she is with babes? It hasn't happened before, but...
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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Re: Bearded Dragon Won't Eat Much

Postby SavannahDragons » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:34 pm

IWhen I did separate them, he was very angry and hissed, bit, and ran away. I don't think doing that would help very much; I tried it before. They sit on the large basking spot together with no problem, and he gets UVB actually more because, for some reason, the girl lets Lizzie have the UVB side most times. He was losing weight, but is gaining some, and his tail base bones are getting way less visible (you could vaguely see them before).
Lizzie: Bearded Dragon, Male, 3 years old
Jaxie: Bearded Dragon: Female, 3 years old
Luke: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Reia: Bearded Dragon, Female, 1 1/2 years old
Anakin: Bearded Dragon, Male, 1 1/2 years old
Lili Ann: Savannah Monitor, Female, 2 years old
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