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RE: Beardies not eating right

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Posted by: PHLdyPayne at Sat Jul 23 22:30:03 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHLdyPayne ]  
   

What are your temperatures? Do you have any UVB light? How old are these dragons and how long have you had them? (since I have no clue when the Tampa show was).

If these are baby or young dragons I suggest getting rid of the sand and use papertowel for substrate, far easier to clean and less risk of causing impaction. Also, sand shouldn't be used with hatchlings, or any dragon under 14". Also, separate them. Stress or competition for food, basking areas etc...can cause one not to eat.

For babies, gut loaded appropriate sized crickets is best, though phoenix worms etc can be offered too.

There are many reasons your dragons are not eating...they are not yet used to their new home, temperatures are not correct, they are stressed etc. Please provide all the details of your setup, including temps. both basking temp (surface temperature of the basking spot) ambient temps (air) from warm end of the tank, and the cool end. Also, what are the dragons doing? Are they basking, alert, or sluggish and or hiding all the time?

the more details the better.
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