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RE: Stubborn normal Bearded dragon

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Posted by: OrangeHeterodon at Tue Oct 8 11:46:06 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OrangeHeterodon ]  
   

I believe flukers recently came out with a product to give a banana or strawberry scent but if your beardy won't go for fruit I doubt it would work.

Do you spray the greens and fruit with water? My beardy who is currently four years old is supposed to eat greens and fruits mainly but will only take them when sprayed with water.

Have you tried kale yet either? My beardy loves kale (when sprayed with water) over any other fruits or veges.

If that doesn't work I have hand fed stubborn lizards in the past by tapping their mouth closer to the base of the head. 9 times out of 10 the lizards (bearded dragon, blue tongue skink, and various Floridan native lizards) open their mouth. While mouth is open I just slip in a piece of food, they taste it, then realize its food and eat it. This isn't very practical long-term though just because of effort to give them enough food by this means. When your beardy gets older it may be a more prevalent feeder as well.

Also, can you be 100% certain that it doesn't eat while you are out of the room? I usually leave vegetables and fruit in for a day and a half before removing the remains. I just spray them and then walk out of the room and my beardy will eat most if not all of her food.


   

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