Getting Geener to eat veggies

MotherofDragon

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Beardie name(s)
Geener
My beardie has NEVER like fresh greens. When I got him he was about a month old and now he is a little over 3 years. Other than live bugs, all I can get him to eat is the dehydrated omnivore mix from petsmart (yes i rehydrate it with water and liquid calcium). Even then he picks out the dried bugs and leaves his veggies alone. I give him new food everyday but he only eats a couple times a week. Bearded dragons are notorious for being picky eaters but this seems too much. At his vet check up he was slightly underweight but otherwise healthy. How do I get him to eat his veggies??
 

Pancake151

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Cookie, Waffles
When you first got him, did you frequently attempt to start him on veggies? If you can get his weight up to something a bit better, then it’s possible to cut back on bugs entirely, and only providing veggies. He will eventually take the veggies, since he’ll have no access to bugs. Only try that method when he’s at a much better weight.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
You can also get some bsfl and lure him to the bowl- you will need a ceramic or glass bowl w/ a lip so they can't get out - use as many as you want they are calcium enriched - drop them on fresh salads every morning in front of him-
www.symtonbsf.com
Order large please
 

jabda

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I had the same problem...
Solution: I gave him only veggies, after a few days he realized that was all I was giving him.
His little evil mind was just like a small child. If I don't eat what he gives eventually he'll give me what I want.
He was training me... don't fall for it.
 

Pancake151

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Beardie name(s)
Cookie, Waffles
I had the same problem...
Solution: I gave him only veggies, after a few days he realized that was all I was giving him.
His little evil mind was just like a small child. If I don't eat what he gives eventually he'll give me what I want.
He was training me... don't fall for it.
You just have to keep persisting, eventually he’ll eat vegtables.
 

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