Why is my baby bearded dragon not eating as much?

Why is my baby bearded dragon not eating as much?

Bearded dragons need to feel comfortable in order to thrive. While we’re not saying they’re high-maintenance lizards, a change in their conditions can cause them to become stressed and lose their appetite. The most common causes for this are changes to their diet, lighting, temperature, and humidity.

Will baby bearded dragons starve themselves?

A Very Common Reason: Brumation In the wild once a year, when the temperatures drop bearded dragons slow down their metabolism. This means that they can survive without eating. For this, they bury themselves in soil.

How long can a baby bearded dragon go without food?

It’s difficult to put an exact time scale on exactly how long a baby bearded dragon can go without food as their specific age, weight, size, diet and fat stores will al have an effect. The bottom line is that if your baby bearded dragon isn’t eating after 2-3 days then you should seek advice from your vet.

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.

Why is my bearded dragon not eating anything?

Depending on the blockage your dragon may be suffering from intense pain which will put them off food. Obviously, force-feeding will increase the intensity of the problem. Impaction is one of the most feared health issues for dragon owners but it is one that can be helped with bathing, massaging and laxatives or ultimately taking to the vet.

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.

What can I Feed my baby bearded dragon?

Feed your bearded dragon veggies. Like many human children, baby bearded dragons don’t eat many veggies. Young dragons eat a diet consisting of around 80-percent insects and 20-percent fruits and vegetables.

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.

Can you feed your bearded dragon baby food?

A baby bearded dragon feeding to do be done more often as they need more fats and protein from the food for rapid growth. They should be fed least 2 to 3 times a day. The main concern in feeding baby bearded dragon is the food size, especially insects such as crickets.

Can baby bearded dragons eat mealworms?

Mealworms can be a tasty treat for your bearded dragon. Once beardies reach the juvenile stage (five to 18 months), they can safely eat mealworms. Still, these insects should form only a very small part of your beardie’s diet.