how am i supposed to hydrate my beardie?

tangel256

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Peat
My 2 month old beardie does NOT enjoy his greens at all, i can’t get him to eat any of it but I know that’s a good way for them to get their water intake. I also have a water dish in his enclosure but I don’t think he understands what that is and never uses it. I read you can give them baths to get them to drink water but I fear that may stress him out too much because he is quite skiddish. I’ve even tried putting a little water on his mouth but he kinda just stares at me or turns his head away. What do yall think the best way to go about this is? Should I just give him a bath and see how it goes?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
My 2 month old beardie does NOT enjoy his greens at all, i can’t get him to eat any of it but I know that’s a good way for them to get their water intake. I also have a water dish in his enclosure but I don’t think he understands what that is and never uses it. I read you can give them baths to get them to drink water but I fear that may stress him out too much because he is quite skiddish. I’ve even tried putting a little water on his mouth but he kinda just stares at me or turns his head away. What do yall think the best way to go about this is? Should I just give him a bath and see how it goes?
Drop water on his nose w/ a eye dropper -- I would suggest a syringe but since hes so little you could aspirate him - keep offering the salads rinse the greens and get some BSFL www.symtonbsf.com order medium add them to his salads in front of him - use them as lures -- they are a great staple feeder use like 20-25 at a time -- if he eats too many at a time and too fast they will come out undigested -- hand feed them to him so he starts to get hand tamed -
 

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
My 2 month old beardie does NOT enjoy his greens at all, i can’t get him to eat any of it but I know that’s a good way for them to get their water intake. I also have a water dish in his enclosure but I don’t think he understands what that is and never uses it. I read you can give them baths to get them to drink water but I fear that may stress him out too much because he is quite skiddish. I’ve even tried putting a little water on his mouth but he kinda just stares at me or turns his head away. What do yall think the best way to go about this is? Should I just give him a bath and see how it goes?
Baths can be dangerous and unless they actually drink are pointless. Babies are gard because of their size. The safest and easiest way is to use an eyedropper to drip it on their snout. Be exceedingly careful with babies. Even the drop from an eyedropper is huge to them. I don't recommend using a syringe because it's harder to control how much comes out.
Alternatively you could dip a couple of the bugs you feed in water and offer those bugs first.
 

Chris.

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Luis and Lilith
In addition you can try to add some flowers to the greens.
My two dragons do like dandelion and hibiscus flowers. Many people also try clover but mine seem to not like it as much.

Also gutload your bugs so they contain more nutrients and water
 

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