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Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:13 am

I have now noticed for the pst 2-3 days that my bearded dragon is chewing on wood. He is fed 15 3/4 sized dubias everyday and baby food since he won’t eat actual greens. Could anyone tell me why he would be chewing on his wood hide? I had to cook it in the oven since he pooped on it and I wanted to get rid of anything that had bacteria on it, he never has done this before. Thanks again!
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:57 am

Sounds like he lacking something in the diet ---- what are your supplements?
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:36 pm

If supplements is vitamins and such, I give him repticalcium with D3. And time to time I will give him peaches without the skin. And he does get hungry do I will leave dried crickets in his bowl whenever he gets hungry. I just started leaving them in there today
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:38 pm

I would change your staple feeder to LIVE ones --- and to dubia roaches -- they are better health wise - are you feeding salads ? Are you giving vitamins w / beta carotene?
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:39 pm

I feed him dubia roaches as his actual food, he eats 15 in a day and they are 3/4ths in size. And I don’t feed him salads because he doesn’t like to eat salads. I stick to feeding him baby food like squash, pumpkin, and pea purée. I’ll see about the vitamin though
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:45 pm

Is he eating the baby food by himself or are you force feeding him? I would not give the peas--- here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:53 pm

When I give him the baby food I put it on the tip of his mouth and he tries to lick it off and that’s when I slowly will put some on his tongue. A lot of the time I’ll put the abby food onto the dried crickets and will hand feed it to him which he eats.
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby AHBD » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:16 pm

Can you post a picture of the piece of wood itself ? If there are any markings or holes that look like insects that might be why he's biting at it.
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby Drache613 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:48 am

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Re: Chewing wood

Postby Drache613 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:43 am

Hello,

I agree, it could be a nutritional issue, such as lacking in B vitamns or calcium or just that
his hide has areas on it that spark curiosity for him. If you can post some pictures that would
be helpful.

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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:32 am

Hi Im sorry I havent responded but as of right now he is continuing to chew on the wood, he literally tried eating it like a big dubia roach. And as of right now he is limping I am getting worried for his health. I am not sure what to do right now, he hasn't pooped in 1-2 days.
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:36 am

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Re: Chewing wood

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:37 am

Take the piece he's chewing on out--- I would feed him live insects no more dried stuff- it's not in common for them to not poop for weeks-- and the pumpkin and squash should make him go-- please post a pic of him and his tank
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:44 am

For some reason he was scratching to get under the piece of wood that’s on his dish[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Chewing wood

Postby StaTikNutS » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:46 am

He seems to be trying to eat the excess stuff that I put onto the roaches for him, the calcium
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