- 1 How long can I leave my bearded dragon out of his cage?
- 2 Why is my bearded dragon not eating enough?
- 3 When to take a baby bearded dragon to the vet?
- 4 What to do when dragons refuse to eat?
- 5 What happens when a bearded dragon goes into brumation?
- 6 Why is my bearded dragon not eating or moving?
- 7 Can a bearded dragon eat too much?
- 8 What is a healthy bearded dragon diet?
- 9 What (not) to feed my bearded dragon?
How long can I leave my bearded dragon out of his cage?
A bearded dragon can go about 24 hours without a heat lamp or other external sources of heat, if the temperature is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If they go longer without heat, they will start to lose their appetite and be unable to digest food.
Why is my bearded dragon not eating enough?
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. Juveniles of up to 28 weeks can eat 2 times a day, and all adults above that age – once a day. The stress can be caused by both external and internal problems.
When to take a baby bearded dragon to the vet?
Juvenile and baby bearded dragons need to eat more often (see the chart in the section above). Technically, they can go weeks without eating, but this is only in the direst of circumstances. I recommend with babies (0-3 months) taking your beardy to the vet after 3 days of not eating and juveniles (3-12 months) after 1 week of not eating.
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.
What happens when a bearded dragon goes into brumation?
Brumation is a hibernation-like state that lizards will go into during the cold months of the year. When a bearded dragon goes into brumation, a lot of their core body functions will slow down. They won’t move around nearly as much and will also eat a lot less food. This is because they simply have no need for this fuel!
Why is my bearded dragon not eating or moving?
If your bearded dragon is not eating, they might be suffering from impaction. This isn’t something that many new owners are familiar with, so let’s explain it for a second. Impaction is a buildup in the gut or intestines that can’t be moved by normal digestive or colon contractions.
Can a bearded dragon eat too much?
When a bearded dragon eats food that is too large it puts pressure on their spinal cord during the digestion process. If the pressure lasts too long it can cause long term paralysis or even death. If you suspect your bearded dragon has eaten something that is too large, you need to keep them off their stomach.
What is a healthy bearded dragon diet?
Bearded dragons are omnivores and can eat a variety of things. Normally your bearded dragon’s diet will consist of vegetables, insects, and non-citrus fruit. When you give your beardie insects you will need to make sure that the insect isn’t too big for your dragon to eat.
What (not) to feed my bearded dragon?
Avocados and rhubarb are toxic and should not be a part of your bearded dragon diet. It is also advised not to feed lettuce to your bearded dragon because it lacks any real nutritional value. Lettuce contains a high proportion of water, feeding it to bearded dragon can cause different problems such as diarrhea.