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Refuses to eat non moving food!?

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Posted by: TriangleMom at Sat Apr 16 22:09:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by TriangleMom ]  
   

I have an adult(6yo) female Beardie. I call her triangle head (that's why I named myself TriangleMom)Anyway, her name is Magnus and Magnus likes to eat food that moves, ONLY. I just took her to the vet today and found out she is low in Vit D and therefore low in calcium. No bone problems in the matter of breakage but she does have a tad of bone density loss but nothing the vet says is irreversible. She got her first calcium injection today and had been eating mostly mealworms and crickets. When she was younger she would eat her greens, fruits and veggies, but now she only seems to want to eat food that is moving. We have been feeding her fruits and veggies through a syringe type thing and she will eat it when it is injected into her mouth but as far as putting veggies in a dish, she doesn't want anything to do with it. My question is, What kind of live food is best for my adult female beardie, and how (if possible) can I get her to start eating her veggies and fruits on her own? I do not want to keep feeding her mealworms because she has trouble digesting them. On another note, I just switched from calci-sand to a carpet today. When she did poo the other day after 4 weeks of no poo, there was no sand in there. She doesn't eat it but I switched anyway. I think her main problem was what the vet said, The vit D and calcium deficiency. I just need her to start eating more veggies and whatnot instead of only the live food. Help!! Thanks!


   

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