Do Chinese water dragons hibernate?
Water Dragons have a winter dormancy (hibernation). Water Dragons can sleep in the water, with just their nostrils protruding. In cold weather before they go into their winter dormancy (hibernation), sleeping in the water overnight, is actually warmer than sleeping in the open. Water Dragons can eat underwater.
What to do when dragons refuse to eat?
During this time their activity will be minimal as well as their eating and some dragons will refuse food altogether which is fine. Make food and water available to them so if they want to eat they can but do not force feed them just let them move naturally through their brumation period.
Why does a baby dragon eat so much?
For the most part, though, make food and water available to your dragon but don’t try to force feed, just offer the food and if they eat it, great if not, take it away and offer again later on. Baby and juvenile dragons will eat frequently and have a larger appetite because they are inside a growth phase which requires a lot of nutrients.
Why does a bearded dragon not eat after a meal?
Because of their cold-blooded nature, many dragons won’t eat until they are warm enough, and post meal their lights should be kept on for around 2 hours, to ensure successful digestion. A lack of correct lighting can also cause feeding issues. Bearded dragons need both UVA and UVB lighting for around 10-12 hours everyday.
What happens if you get too close to a dragon?
Too close and you can do permanent damage to their eyes. Dragons need fairly high temperatures to survive, one of the main reasons for these temps is to help them properly digest their food. If they’re digesting their food, they’re not getting all of the benefits from that food which is not ideal, especially for baby and juvenile dragons.
Why does my Chinese water dragon stop eating?
The dragon could simply be tired of that kind of food ie if you’ve been feeding it crickets for months it may stop eating from sheer boredom with the diet- try offering other types of food items and see if the dragon has any interest in something new. 6. Is your dragon drinking?
How long can a dragon go without food?
Dragons can go for a while without food but they wont last long without water- If your dragon isn’t drinking take it to a reptile vet ASAP. You may also be interested in reading the dehydration in reptiles page.
What kind of veggies can a Chinese water dragon eat?
Can Chinese water dragons eat lettuce? No, you shouldn’t feed your Chinese water any lettuce, unless it’s very dehydrated. Eating lettuce will not provide much nutritional value (similar to cucumbers, watermelons and other watery veggies or fruit). Can Chinese water dragon eat tomatoes? No, Chinese water dragons should not eat tomatoes.
What kind of water does a bearded dragon drink?
The greens and veggies that your Bearded Dragon is eating can produce natural moisture and water that they will drink and they are eating. Providing your Dragon with greens and veggies is obviously good for their overall health as well as helping with hydration but I would be very cautious if this is their only method of hydration or drinking.