Common questions

What can cause a bearded dragon to stop eating?

What can cause a bearded dragon to stop eating?

Triple check to make sure that the temperature is optimal for your dragon, and that they’re getting what they need. It helps to leave your dragon’s lights on for at least two hours after their last meal to aid their digestion. Some Bearded Dragons will also refuse to eat in the morning if they aren’t warm enough yet.

How long can a bearded dragon go without eating?

How Long Can A Bearded Dragon Live Without Eating? The answer to this question greatly depends on the age and health of your pet. For instance, adult beardies with extra weight to lose can go up to 2 months or longer without food, although this is far from optimal!

How can I increase my bearded dragons appetite?

Feeding with a stimulant will help if they begin to get weak or lose too much weight. The best stimulant is going to be Zilla appetite stimulant or Reptaid. Reptaid uses herbal extracts to help bearded dragons fight off parasites and viruses, but also works to stimulate their appetite and get them eating again.

How do I encourage my bearded dragon to eat?

How to Get a Bearded Dragon to Eat Their Greens

  1. Tip #1: Mix Things Up.
  2. Tip #2: Add a Pinch of Bee Pollen to Their Salad.
  3. Tip #3: Try a Reptile Salad Dressing.
  4. Tip #4: Use Feeders in the Salad.
  5. Tip #5: Make Them a Slurry.
  6. Tip #6: Start ‘Em Young.
  7. Tip #7: Hand Feeding.
  8. Tip #8: Hold Your Ground.

Why is my bearded dragon not eating and losing weight?

Bearded dragons eat quite a lot, especially when they are babies. That being said, bearded dragons need to eat mainly live bugs 2-4 times a day until they become sub-adults. Not feeding enough, especially coupled with lack of lighting & heating, will cause weight loss and make your bearded dragon skinny and lethargic.

How long can a 3 month old bearded dragon go without food?

If the temp had dropped in the tank or it’s been a year since the last brumation, your bearded dragon may be hibernating. In this state, they can gradually go for up to 2 months with no food and little water.

What vegetables are best for bearded dragons?

Bearded dragons need lots of green, leafy vegetables, so give yours plenty of collards, mustard, and turnip greens. You can also provide her with peeled cucumbers, cabbage, squash, pumpkin, carrots, bell peppers, and kale. She’ll enjoy green beans, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, too.

Why is my bearded dragon not moving?

Another possible reason why your bearded dragon is not moving its front or back legs is because of impaction. Your bearded dragon might become impacted with food (feeder insects or salad pieces that are too large), substrate (loose substrate such as sand, pebbles, coco fiber,…

Why doesn’t my Beardie poop?

Reason 1: Not eating enough food to poop. If your bearded dragon is not eating enough food, then it won’t poop regularly. There are number of reasons on why your bearded dragon might not eat enough. Small baby bearded dragons of up to 16 weeks of age can eat 3-4 times a day.

Why isn’t my Beardie shedding?

If you think your beardie has stopped shedding then this might be a health issue related to diet, habitat, humidity, or temperature. If your bearded dragon is less than a year old and hasn’t shed for more than eight weeks, then this is a bigger cause for concern and is a sign of serious health problems.

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