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Willowww

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I’m genuinely so confused because of this but since like late February maybe early March my bearded dragon has had a weird appetite. He would usually eat like 30 crickets and still want more but now he eats 5-15 and doesn’t want anymore? I’m not super sure how old he is but I’m estimating like maybe 7-8 months since he is 18 inches long (including tail) also before he would poop small poops everyday but now he doesn’t poop for like 3 days and then on the fourth day I come back to 3 poops combined into a huge one. Should I schedule a vet appointment? It was irresponsible for me to wait this long, I know it was but he seems okay in every other way so that is what made me less worried. He's energetic and alert so he seems normal but this is my first dragon and I’m confused. i attached a recent picture just incase you wanna see him! He was a little grey there because he started shedding like 2 days after.
 

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hdochow

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that sounds pretty normal to me. as they get older they eat less protein and poop less often. at almost 2 years old, ours eats like 3-5 roaches 3x a week and poops anywhere from every week to every couple of weeks.
 

Willowww

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that sounds pretty normal to me. as they get older they eat less protein and poop less often. at almost 2 years old, ours eats like 3-5 roaches 3x a week and poops anywhere from every week to every couple of weeks.
Thank you this makes me a lot less worried
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I’m genuinely so confused because of this but since like late February maybe early March my bearded dragon has had a weird appetite. He would usually eat like 30 crickets and still want more but now he eats 5-15 and doesn’t want anymore? I’m not super sure how old he is but I’m estimating like maybe 7-8 months since he is 18 inches long (including tail) also before he would poop small poops everyday but now he doesn’t poop for like 3 days and then on the fourth day I come back to 3 poops combined into a huge one. Should I schedule a vet appointment? It was irresponsible for me to wait this long, I know it was but he seems okay in every other way so that is what made me less worried. He's energetic and alert so he seems normal but this is my first dragon and I’m confused. i attached a recent picture just incase you wanna see him! He was a little grey there because he started shedding like 2 days after.
Are you feeding salads or worms?
 

Willowww

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Willow
Are you feeding salads or worms?
He gets Salads everyday always kale based but different fruits/veggies everytime. They always have multivitamins and calcium on them. He gets worms occasionally and he loves them
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
He gets Salads everyday always kale based but different fruits/veggies everytime. They always have multivitamins and calcium on them. He gets worms occasionally and he loves them
That's a good reason for less bug consumption- his pooping is normal
 

Sandy's World

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he doesn’t eat the full Salad most of the time, a few bites of the kale and then most of the fruit/veggie on top
My beardie went through that too. Turns out she was just picky with her veggies (she would only eat 1-2 leaves of mustard green before backing away, but would eat as many blueberries as she could get her hands on). Could be pickiness, but I don't guarantee it. How often are you bathing him?
 

Willowww

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My beardie went through that too. Turns out she was just picky with her veggies (she would only eat 1-2 leaves of mustard green before backing away, but would eat as many blueberries as she could get her hands on). Could be pickiness, but I don't guarantee it. How often are you bathing him?
2 times a week, I’m not sure if it should be more or less. This week he has been shedding so I’ve bathed him 4 times to help him get it off
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
2 times a week, I’m not sure if it should be more or less. This week he has been shedding so I’ve bathed him 4 times to help him get it off
Too much bathing will dry their scales out- I would let the shed do it's thing- when it gets dry and crackly mist him in the tank take a soft baby toothbrush and gently brush the loose shed
 

Willowww

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4 times a week or 4 times a day? What temperature is the water usually?
No usually it’s 2 or 1 time a week. That particular week I bathed him 4 times (separate days) to help get the shed off. Usually only 1 or 2 times a week.
 

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Kale is not a good staple, like spinach it is a calcuim binder. Collard,mustard,or turnip green are better base staple. Fruits should be treats.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Kale is not a good staple, like spinach it is a calcuim binder. Collard,mustard,or turnip green are better base staple. Fruits should be treats.
Further studies were done on kale and it was found that it is a better feeder than collards
 

Tonilee

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Ragnar
I’m genuinely so confused because of this but since like late February maybe early March my bearded dragon has had a weird appetite. He would usually eat like 30 crickets and still want more but now he eats 5-15 and doesn’t want anymore? I’m not super sure how old he is but I’m estimating like maybe 7-8 months since he is 18 inches long (including tail) also before he would poop small poops everyday but now he doesn’t poop for like 3 days and then on the fourth day I come back to 3 poops combined into a huge one. Should I schedule a vet appointment? It was irresponsible for me to wait this long, I know it was but he seems okay in every other way so that is what made me less worried. He's energetic and alert so he seems normal but this is my first dragon and I’m confused. i attached a recent picture just incase you wanna see him! He was a little grey there because he started shedding like 2 days after.
Mu guy is nearly 10 months and he only eats 4 roaches I day I was abit worried at first cause he used to eat double that bur this site helped me alot. I found out its totally normal :) my boy is 10 months 20inch long from head to end of the tail and he is 438kg so he is deffo growning still so don't worrie to much. I will attach a photo of my boy ragnar.
 

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