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Bearded in desperate need of help!!

brandostoked

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Just tried black solider and no luck. She is in a bath right now to hopefully pass anything that is in her system that may be impacting her. After the bath I will bring her outside and offer black solider fly again then dubias and finish on the repashy.
 

brandostoked

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Okay so I think on our end we’ve done all we can it’s up to her now whether to live or to die. Her tank set ups are perfect, we’ve offered every critter under the rainbow and gave her everything a bearded could ask for. So she’s going to have to ride the wave of life and see where she ends up and I pray that she stops being stubborn and eats. Should we put her with another female and maybe then she can see how she should be or with a male? She’s outside in an outdoor enclosure now, she went to the bathroom in a bath like 2 hours ago, refused all food and has now gone back to bed, eyes closed and not moving when picked up. Not sure what to do with her anymore. We will see how she is in a week to two weeks and if not any better maybe donate her to bearded rescue/rehab place.
 

KarrieRee

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NO other dragons--- they should never be put together unless you are breeding them --- she definitely will not eat then or end up badly injured ----- dragons are a solitaire animal and are territorial --- so leave her by herself -- feed her a salad in the morning using those BSFL on top as lures --- you can also add the dubias as well --- so we know its not relocation stress you have had her too long --- the basking temps and UVB will help now that its all corrected - outdoor time would be good just her tho no other dragons - can she see the other dragons? They should not see each other it will stress her out
 

brandostoked

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KarrieRee":30qexbk5 said:
NO other dragons--- they should never be put together unless you are breeding them --- she definitely will not eat then or end up badly injured ----- dragons are a solitaire animal and are territorial --- so leave her by herself -- feed her a salad in the morning using those BSFL on top as lures --- you can also add the dubias as well --- so we know its not relocation stress you have had her too long --- the basking temps and UVB will help now that its all corrected - outdoor time would be good just her tho no other dragons - can she see the other dragons? They should not see each other it will stress her out

??. No she cannot see the other dragons she is upstairs and the other two are downstairs. I put a flat stone at the bottom of her cage so she can lay on that for additional heat. She has been scratching her head a lot today so maybe a shed is underway. I just put her back in her cage now and lowered the powersun a little more to adjust heat.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Hopefully she will start eating more on her own. It looks like the tank is all setup for her. Give
her some time to get more adjusted, sometimes it just an adjustment when things are changed
out in the tanks.
Did she seem to like the black soldier fly worms?
Try to keep encouraging her to bask & stay out of her cave as much as possible.

Let us know how things are going.

Tracie
 

brandostoked

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She did not eat any of the BSFL. I have a plate of them in her cage right now and she shows no interest. She’s just pawing at the glass.
 

KarrieRee

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Make sure you have correct basking temps and the tank is not too hot - there could be many reasons for her glass surfing ---- temps in the tank too hot - incorrect UVB NO coils and she could be gravid - meaning she might have eggs- is she doing any digging - ? tank could be too small as well - what size tank is she in?
 

brandostoked

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KarrieRee":dcign1di said:
Make sure you have correct basking temps and the tank is not too hot - there could be many reasons for her glass surfing ---- temps in the tank too hot - incorrect UVB NO coils and she could be gravid - meaning she might have eggs- is she doing any digging - ? tank could be too small as well - what size tank is she in?

Basking temps are definitely not too hot. Definitely not gravid either. I took her outside and left her bask in the natural light for an hour and then tried feeding repashy. She ate about 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 inches of repashy about 1/3- 1/4 inch thick. Most of what she ate was me "force" feeding it, when she opened her mouth to regulate her temp I would put a tiny piece in her mouth and she would bite down on it. She only willingly ate about two times. She was also more active outside, she enjoyed walking in the short weeds. I will again feed repashy tomorrow and offer BSFL again. We will see.
 
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