11 Yr Old Dragon Not Eating Veggies

ClydesGirl

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I have an 11-year-old dragon who has not been eating his fruit/veg for the past few weeks. He is still enthusiastically eating his wax worms and horn worms when offered, but he is leaving his salads untouched, even his raspberries which he usually gobbles up immediately. I have tried offering him different greens and fruits than his usual fare, but he doesn't even go over and investigate it. He just completely ignores anything I put in his salad bowl.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I have an 11-year-old dragon who has not been eating his fruit/veg for the past few weeks. He is still enthusiastically eating his wax worms and horn worms when offered, but he is leaving his salads untouched, even his raspberries which he usually gobbles up immediately. I have tried offering him different greens and fruits than his usual fare, but he doesn't even go over and investigate it. He just completely ignores anything I put in his salad bowl.
How often are you feeding wax worms? They are very fatty and should be fed sparingly - try some super worms and horn worms - have you tried feeding BSFL on top of the salads ?
 

ClydesGirl

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How often are you feeding wax worms? They are very fatty and should be fed sparingly - try some super worms and horn worms - have you tried feeding BSFL on top of the salads ?
I do not feed wax worms often AT ALL, but bought some when he wasn't eating just to see if he would eat those, since I know he loves them so much. It was encouraging to see how quickly and enthusiastically he ate them, but I simply cannot get him to eat his salads.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I do not feed wax worms often AT ALL, but bought some when he wasn't eating just to see if he would eat those, since I know he loves them so much. It was encouraging to see how quickly and enthusiastically he ate them, but I simply cannot get him to eat his salads.
They do go off their food at times - has he ever had BSFL?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
He has had phoenix worms.
Did he eat them? You can try putting them on top of his salads and see if he will go to the bowl - drop them in the bowl right in front of him and see if that gets his attention - what about bee pollen? another lure
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Most people at one time or another have trouble with their dragons eating greens!
Bee pollen has a tendency to add a flavor that they seem to like, or you can also try some
sugar free applesauce & drizzle a small amount on top of or in with the greens like a salad
dressing. Butternut squash is usually liked, too.

Tracie
 

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