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RE: Beardie won't eat

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Posted by: jbarry at Tue Oct 18 06:46:11 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jbarry ]  
   

Thank you for the reply. He is in a long tank ranging from 80 degrees to about 100 under the basking light during the day. It cools down to about 65 at night, so I set the lights to turn on a bit earlier warming up the tank before it gets too cold at night. He is usually on his log getting close to the basking light during the day, and tucks into the sand at night. Lights are left on about 16 hours a days - usually at this time of the year I shorted the lights down to 6 hours for brumation, but I'm trying to stimulate his eating.

I will try pedialite. I have been bathing him at least daily, and that seems to help, but he is still not eating. He has superworms and fresh veges (spring mix of lettuces, mustard greens, carrots, etc, which vary between days) in his cage. He is pooping and peeing a little in his bath about every other day, so he may be eating a little.

We started him on Fluckers First Aid to hydrate him, which also has vitamins in it. His tail is thin and does not seem to have any stored fat.

Any more suggestions? I will try wax worms. I have another dragon and chameleon, so feeding and misting is a regular routine in our house. I have also tried crickets, but he ignores them, and I don't want to leave them in the cage with him as they then climb on him.


   

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