How can I make my baby bearded dragon drink more water?

CColeman

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Please help. I recently got a baby bearded dragon, he’s about 3 month old now. I’ve had him for a few weeks and he was doing fine. But now he’s absolutely refusing to drink water. He’s eating fine but just not drinking. I’ve given him baths, he just sits there, he probably doesn’t like them. I’ve tried to use the syringe method, he doesn’t open his mouth for the water, and he doesn’t lick it off his lips. I mist his vegetables but I heard that that’s not enough water to keep them hydrated. He seems healthy but I just wanna make sure. What can I do to have him drink more water?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
Please help. I recently got a baby bearded dragon, he’s about 3 month old now. I’ve had him for a few weeks and he was doing fine. But now he’s absolutely refusing to drink water. He’s eating fine but just not drinking. I’ve given him baths, he just sits there, he probably doesn’t like them. I’ve tried to use the syringe method, he doesn’t open his mouth for the water, and he doesn’t lick it off his lips. I mist his vegetables but I heard that that’s not enough water to keep them hydrated. He seems healthy but I just wanna make sure. What can I do to have him drink more water?
Dragons will drink when thirsty and they dont drink a lot of water anyway- if your misting his veggies and hes eating them hes doing fine - they dont need a lot of baths - keep an eye on his poop that is going to tell you if hes dehydrated - good poop is dark firm and moist - urate is formed white and moist - if the urate is dry and chalky hes dehydrated
 

CColeman

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Charizard
Dragons will drink when thirsty and they dont drink a lot of water anyway- if your misting his veggies and hes eating them hes doing fine - they dont need a lot of baths - keep an eye on his poop that is going to tell you if hes dehydrated - good poop is dark firm and moist - urate is formed white and moist - if the urate is dry and chalky hes dehydrated
Ok, thanks so much. His poop is firm and moist, so that just took a lot of worry of my shoulders 😁
 

Tango&Ca$h

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Sounds like ur doing fine hun... he's getting all the love he needs, he will be fine and yes I agree just watch the poop... ur doing great u adorable worried beardie parent.
 

KarmaMoon

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Nova
Sounds like you are doing things right. just keep it up, and dont stop the baths. even if you down to once a week. it gives them a chance to drink if they want.
 

RangoRocky

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Rango Rocky Balboa
My 2 beardies are bougee. They won’t drink regular water but will drink flavored water. I just add the reptisafe to a bottle and fill their bowls with it.
 

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