Beardie suddenly stopped eating

Pward

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Hello -
My 8-9 month old beardie suddenly refused bugs and stopped eating today. Yesterday completely fine, ate like normal and acted normal. Today he seems a little lethargic and won’t leave his basking spot.
Recent changes:
-From 40 to 120 gallon tank (2 weeks ago) no change in appetite until now so we figured he was adjusting fine.
-from small dubia to medium sized dubia
-currently shedding on his back
Basking area is 95-100 degrees, uvb is reptisun t5 10.0 high output and mounted inside tank.
I tried offering him BFSL as well and he refused.
He had a huge poo today so I don’t think it’s impaction. Only difference was his urate was a little watery today.
He seems a bit “sad” and a little grumpier than usual today.
Any advice would be helpful, thank you!
 

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hello -
My 8-9 month old beardie suddenly refused bugs and stopped eating today. Yesterday completely fine, ate like normal and acted normal. Today he seems a little lethargic and won’t leave his basking spot.
Recent changes:
-From 40 to 120 gallon tank (2 weeks ago) no change in appetite until now so we figured he was adjusting fine.
-from small dubia to medium sized dubia
-currently shedding on his back
Basking area is 95-100 degrees, uvb is reptisun t5 10.0 high output and mounted inside tank.
I tried offering him BFSL as well and he refused.
He had a huge poo today so I don’t think it’s impaction. Only difference was his urate was a little watery today.
He seems a bit “sad” and a little grumpier than usual today.
Any advice would be helpful, thank you!
The shed and the move has effected the appetite - give him time to adjust and keep offering him his food
 

Pward

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Original Poster
The shed and the move has effected the appetite - give him time to adjust and keep offering him his food
Thank you for your reply -
Would his appetite still be affected even 2 weeks after his move? He has been quite ravenous up until today.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Thank you for your reply -
Would his appetite still be affected even 2 weeks after his move? He has been quite ravenous up until today.
He's been eating? Sometimes they don't eat- mine don't eat everyday- shed can effect the appetite
 

Pward

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He's been eating? Sometimes they don't eat- mine don't eat everyday- shed can effect the appetite
Also - if he doesn’t eat for the whole day, how can I get calcium into him? Should I mix it with a little water and give it via syringe?
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Also - if he doesn’t eat for the whole day, how can I get calcium into him? Should I mix it with a little water and give it via syringe?
Dust his insects- lightly coated- he should have D 3 5x per week once a day until he's a year old-
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
That looks like a Zen habitat, was his old enclosure all glass? Alot of people say having the solid walls is less stressful but i don't agree. I have always kept mine in glass and when i forget to take the towels/curtains down they get mopey. Heck if i sleep in on the weekends and am late to get them down i can see they aren't happy.
Anyway my point was if he is used to being able to see out, it may effect his mood. Just a thought. :)
 

Pward

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That looks like a Zen habitat, was his old enclosure all glass? Alot of people say having the solid walls is less stressful but i don't agree. I have always kept mine in glass and when i forget to take the towels/curtains down they get mopey. Heck if i sleep in on the weekends and am late to get them down i can see they aren't happy.
Anyway my point was if he is used to being able to see out, it may effect his mood. Just a thought. :)
Hello -
Yeah his old enclosure was glass but we did have the sides of the enclosure covered so he couldn’t see out the sides only through the front of the tank. He has been in his new enclosure since July 15 and has been eating fine.
Thank you for the input! 😁
 

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