What does it mean when bearded dragons are very active?
The answer: high activity levels are usually due to age, tank size, temperature, and lighting. It is perfectly normal for your bearded dragon to exhibit high energy levels. In fact, this is a great indicator that your lizard is healthy and happy.
Is it healthy for a bearded dragon to not eat?
It’s never healthy for a bearded dragon to not eat and this is even more true with baby bearded dragons. The early part of a beardie’s life is when rapid growth occurs and they need lots of food in this period to fuel that growth.
Why does a baby dragon not want to eat?
As your dragon enters into adulthood though, their eating behaviors (and requirements) will change, they won’t want to eat as much because that need to supply loads of nutrients isn’t there for them. If you have a baby dragon keep in mind that you will need to adjust to their eating style as they move through their age cycles. 2. Tank Environment
What causes a bearded dragon to lose its appetite?
Impaction is a buildup in the gut or intestines that can’t be moved by normal digestive or colon contractions. In serious cases, this can be rather uncomfortable and will likely cause your bearded dragon to lose their appetite.
Why does a bearded dragon sleep at night?
Like humans, they are also diurnal, meaning they are awake during the day, and will sleep during the night. Bearded dragons also love to eat, which is why, as this article aims to explore, when a bearded dragon’s appetite becomes reduced, can become worrying for many owners.
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.