bearded dragon stopped eating?

my bearded dragon stopped eating yesterday which i thought was normal because she ate alot the day before that. today i tried to feed her crickets and she ate very little and stopped eating them when i gave her one that was dusted, the calcium is pretty new i got it back in february/march. i bought her freeze dried grasshoppers for a treat but she didnt want that. ive also noticed that shes a bit more lazy/lethargic? her temps are usually around 33-40 celcius, she is in shed right now but she usually isnt like this when shes shedding. the only new changes are that i mounted the uvb inside(around a week ago), and ive cleaned her tank(3 days ago)
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
my bearded dragon stopped eating yesterday which i thought was normal because she ate alot the day before that. today i tried to feed her crickets and she ate very little and stopped eating them when i gave her one that was dusted, the calcium is pretty new i got it back in february/march. i bought her freeze dried grasshoppers for a treat but she didnt want that. ive also noticed that shes a bit more lazy/lethargic? her temps are usually around 33-40 celcius, she is in shed right now but she usually isnt like this when shes shedding. the only new changes are that i mounted the uvb inside(around a week ago), and ive cleaned her tank(3 days ago)
Shedding can cause lack of appetite -- cleaning the tank did you take decorations out etc -- did you rearrange anything? Dragons dont like change --what is the distance for your UVB and is it directly over your basking decor piece?
 

Hatchi

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Alfred AKA The UlanBaby
my bearded dragon stopped eating yesterday which i thought was normal because she ate alot the day before that. today i tried to feed her crickets and she ate very little and stopped eating them when i gave her one that was dusted, the calcium is pretty new i got it back in february/march. i bought her freeze dried grasshoppers for a treat but she didnt want that. ive also noticed that shes a bit more lazy/lethargic? her temps are usually around 33-40 celcius, she is in shed right now but she usually isnt like this when shes shedding. the only new changes are that i mounted the uvb inside(around a week ago), and ive cleaned her tank(3 days ago)
It could be that your bearded dragon is experiencing some hormone changes. It happens sometimes.
 

spencer118

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Shedding can cause lack of appetite -- cleaning the tank did you take decorations out etc -- did you rearrange anything? Dragons dont like change --what is the distance for your UVB and is it directly over your basking decor piece?
i moved some small rocks and a piece of decor, i do that most of the time but it doesnt seem to affect her. the distance from the uvb to the hammock is 9 inches its directly above her hammock
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
i moved some small rocks and a piece of decor, i do that most of the time but it doesnt seem to affect her. the distance from the uvb to the hammock is 9 inches its directly above her hammock
If it's a T 5 9 inches is too close please adjust 12-15 inches then watch the behavior- we need to rule lighting out
 

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