Beardie not eating?

Azymondias&Ryn

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He is almost 3 years old and was doing fine until recently. He hasn’t been eating greens or his insects and I suspect he got bored. Here is his diet :

-Collard greens
-Butternut squash
-Honey powder/Calcium powder
-Dusted Dubia roaches
-Superworms

Occasionally blueberries (his favorite) but he has recently stopped wanting them which is unusual.

Tube UVB

What are some things I should try to get him to eat? He needs to eat to get his calcium up right now.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 4
He is almost 3 years old and was doing fine until recently. He hasn’t been eating greens or his insects and I suspect he got bored. Here is his diet :

-Collard greens
-Butternut squash
-Honey powder/Calcium powder
-Dusted Dubia roaches
-Superworms

Occasionally blueberries (his favorite) but he has recently stopped wanting them which is unusual.

Tube UVB

What are some things I should try to get him to eat? He needs to eat to get his calcium up right now.
Where is the tube UVB and how old is the bulb and where do you have it placed? Its possible he may be going into brumation -- how long has he not been eating? Lets get the lighting and temps in the tank to rule this out first as why hes not eating---- what are your surface basking temps ? How are you taking them?
 

Azymondias&Ryn

Hatchling Member
Original Poster
Where is the tube UVB and how old is the bulb and where do you have it placed? Its possible he may be going into brumation -- how long has he not been eating? Lets get the lighting and temps in the tank to rule this out first as why hes not eating---- what are your surface basking temps ? How are you taking them
UVB sits on top of the cage (gonna put it inside and I’ve been taking him outside for 30-90 minutes everyday), I got it earlier this year. I don’t remember exactly when. He’s been pretty active and constantly wants out of the cage to go outside or roam the house. His cold side is about 75 F and the hot side is 95-100 F. Occasionally he’ll eat one or two bites of his greens. I’d say he hasn’t eaten that much for about a week or a little more but he’s been pooping regularly.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 4
UVB sits on top of the cage (gonna put it inside and I’ve been taking him outside for 30-90 minutes everyday), I got it earlier this year. I don’t remember exactly when. He’s been pretty active and constantly wants out of the cage to go outside or roam the house. His cold side is about 75 F and the hot side is 95-100 F. Occasionally he’ll eat one or two bites of his greens. I’d say he hasn’t eaten that much for about a week or a little more but he’s been pooping regularly.
Try and get your cool side temp up to 80's during the day -- the 75 is more for night time temps- and I would be getting your bulb changed out in Jan or so -- lets see what he does after you get the UVB inside the tank - see if it makes a difference in the eating but w/ you taking him outside it may not change - I am thinking hes slowing down now for winter --- so w / him being active too that is not a sign of illness -- I would get a weight on him and watch the weight --
 

Azymondias&Ryn

Hatchling Member
Original Poster
Alrigh
Try and get your cool side temp up to 80's during the day -- the 75 is more for night time temps- and I would be getting your bulb changed out in Jan or so -- lets see what he does after you get the UVB inside the tank - see if it makes a difference in the eating but w/ you taking him outside it may not change - I am thinking hes slowing down now for winter --- so w / him being active too that is not a sign of illness -- I would get a weight on him and watch the weight --
Alright, will do. Thanks!
 

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