Beardie Acting Wild After Brumation- Not Eating Much

Selkie1993

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Drogon
Hi Everyone!

Drogon is now out of brumation for about 2 months and is acting like a black-bearding lunatic :) I expect this is normal since it's happened in the past. However, he's being annoyingly picky about his food!!! He'll only eat supers, sometimes has no interest at all and won't even touch his BSFL which used to be his favorite. He's just acting super crazy and I don't want him to get any deficiencies.

Any advice on how to keep his diet in check while he's going through breeding mode?

Selkie
 

Groggyfroggie

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Draco
What about veggies? Try getting him to eat more veggies if he’s not interested in bugs. If temperature and uvb are fine he’s probably just grumpy going through this phase. Also you can use something like a liquid calcium if he’s not interested in the powder
 

Drache613

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Hello,

A lot of the males will exhibit black bearding & rambunctious behavior when they come out of
brumation. Their hormones are usually higher right after brumation so he is likely running himself
crazy but it is just a phase & should decrease soon.

Tracie
 

Selkie1993

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Drogon
What about veggies? Try getting him to eat more veggies if he’s not interested in bugs. If temperature and uvb are fine he’s probably just grumpy going through this phase. Also you can use something like a liquid calcium if he’s not interested in the powder
Hi there!
Drogon has never been a fan of veggies, so getting him to eat this while he's in brumation is even more difficult. I just noticed his urate was pinkish and kinda grainy. Is this from over supplementing?
 

Selkie1993

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Beardie name(s)
Drogon
Hello,

A lot of the males will exhibit black bearding & rambunctious behavior when they come out of
brumation. Their hormones are usually higher right after brumation so he is likely running himself
crazy but it is just a phase & should decrease soon.

Tracie

Hi there! That's what I figured :) It's been a month or two, but I guess still normal?
Any idea what grainy pinkish urate is from?
 

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