Why won't my beardie eat?!!

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SRT12141992

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He hates crickets wont eat them period, he LOVED phoenix worms, so i ordered them again, first two days he loved them gobbled them up, its now day 3 of having them and he hasn't eaten one all day, i keep trying to push them on him but ti's like hes lost interest? what is wrong with him? his temps and everything are normal and hes pooped today
 

RioReptiles

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Could he be going into shed? It's totally normal for a dragon to not eat for a day or two from time to time, you just never know when it's going to happen. Keep offering at your regular feeding times and try something different like hand feeding greens. Also make sure he's hydrated, a dehydrated dragon will sometimes not eat. If it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days and you notice weight loss, time to do a fecal and see if something is bothering him.
 

MrWhite

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when one of my babies started shedding his back, she wouldn't eat much for almost a week, she would eat one or two crickets at most. Once she shed her back, she started eating normal again. I don't know if this is what's happening to your baby, but it could be one reason.
 

SRT12141992

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MrWhite":x9ys8tis said:
when one of my babies started shedding his back, she wouldn't eat much for almost a week, she would eat one or two crickets at most. Once she shed her back, she started eating normal again. I don't know if this is what's happening to your baby, but it could be one reason.

He didn't eat about a week but he wasn't shedding, though he did do a HUGE body shed about a month ago. i just worry about him because he's so small (about 8 inches last time I checked) and hes 6 months old.

Good news he ate about 10 worms today! I fed him babyfood in the morning then in the evening I tried forcing the worms on him again and he went for them in his food bowl. Then I ran downstairs to get more from the garage and he ate a few more from my hand (was so cute). After about 10 he wasn't going for anymore reptiworms.
 

MrWhite

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wow, 8" at 6-months is pretty small. I assume you have all the lighting setup correctly and the temperature correct.
 

SRT12141992

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MrWhite":1yvfgzq6 said:
wow, 8" at 6-months is pretty small. I assume you have all the lighting setup correctly and the temperature correct.

Yeah double checked it numerous times and he doesn't look unhealthy he's just small. He is about twice as big as he was when I first got him
 
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