Accidentally fed a single dubia roach during brumation

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Accidentally fed a single dubia roach during brumation

Postby bbrylak » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:55 am

Hello all,
new forum member here. Like a foolish beardie dad who is still constantly learning, I fed my bearded dragon a single dubia roach few days ago when he popped his head out of his brumation. then he went straight back into brumating, and now I'm panicking because I don't want the roach to rot his stomach while he's still in brumation. Does anybody have any advice??? Should I call my vet?
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Re: Accidentally fed a single dubia roach during brumation

Postby Claudiusx » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:24 am

Hi there,

That is a myth, the roach won't rot in the stomach. Its perfectly fine to give them a small little meal if they wake up and seem to want a few bugs.

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Re: Accidentally fed a single dubia roach during brumation

Postby bbrylak » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:53 am

I appreciate the feedback. I didn't feed him at all before this, as he took a big dump about 2 weeks ago before he really went into full brumation.
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Re: Accidentally fed a single dubia roach during brumation

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:34 pm

I agree, I've given my guy some small snacks during brumation and it hasn't caused any issues. He eventually poops, but it's just longer between. Sometimes a few weeks instead of daily. They don't tend to be very hungry though and will kind of limit the amount they eat on their own.
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