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Calcium problems

Postby andreapaa » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi, I have had my beardie for about 1 month now, he´s a baby, he has eaten dubia roaches or crickets depending on what he wants, anyways this is not the issue, the issue here is that everytime I dust calcium in whatever food he´s eating, he will simply not eat it, he ate 1 dubia with calcium and when I tried giving him the second he refused, I had to clean it so he would eat. This is really concerning to me because I don't want him to have any diseases in the future.
Anything I could do to make him get some calcium will help!
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Re: Calcium problems

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:05 pm

You gotta be more stubborn than he is.
Believe it or not, they are very smart. You've already made a mistake by wiping it off and giving it to him. Trust me, he learned already that he can wait for you to do that ha.

Offer him dusted. If he doesn't eat it, he doesn't eat. He will get hungry enough.

Are you just lightly dusting them? Which powder are you using?

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Re: Calcium problems

Postby andreapaa » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:52 pm

Well I have lightly dusted them but I will definitely offer him dusted and wait for him to eat, do you have any recommendations on brand?

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Re: Calcium problems

Postby andreapaa » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:01 pm

I DID IT! He finally ate some crickets with calcium, I'm so happy that I finally can feed him without problems, thanks for the tips! :D
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Re: Calcium problems

Postby Faith331 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:46 pm

I swear, beardies are more like toddlers than any animal I've ever had the pleasure of taking care of.
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Re: Calcium problems

Postby Drache613 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:53 am

Hello,

They are very picky sometimes! Usually if you just keeping trying, eventually you will get
them to eat better, etc. It just takes times.

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