Why is my baby bearded dragon weak?

Why is my baby bearded dragon weak?

There are several reasons why a bearded dragon may seem “lazy” or lethargic. Insufficient diet, improper housing, internal parasites are all common issues that can result in a lethargic bearded dragon. A common issue is low habitat temperatures.

How can I fatten up my baby bearded dragon?

Giving your bearded dragons food higher in fat and nutritious can help them gain weight. Normally, you may feed your dragon once a day or every couple of days. If you’re worried about weight, feed them as much as they’ll eat for 10 minutes 2-3 times a day.

How many grams a week should a baby bearded dragon gain?

Baby Bearded Dragon Size Hatchlings are born just 4 grams and 3 inches in size. During their first two months hatchlings can grow at 1 – 1.5″ per week! They will also gain 5 to 35 grams over the first two months. You will need to weigh babies weekly to make sure they are within the normal growth rate.

When do bearded dragons start to lose weight?

Please note that your bearded dragon might start brumation. Bearded dragons start brumating during colder months of the year, and can go without eating for up to few months without losing any weight! Brumating bearded dragons mostly sleep, don’t move around much, and don’t eat. Also, bearded dragons start to brumate after reaching 12-18 months old.

When to take a baby bearded dragon to the vet?

While adult bearded dragons can survive stress and lack of food for longer periods, babies are not as strong. If a baby bearded dragon under 3 months old seems stressed and isn’t eating for more than a week, take it to a vet immediately. You can read a full post on stress in bearded dragons and how to manage it here.

What should I do if my bearded dragon is not eating?

If yes, replace it with paper towel, reptile carpet like this or tiles immediately. If your bearded dragon hasn’t pooped in a while and isn’t eating normally, it could be impacted. Give it a few drops of olive, vegetable oil or mineral oil then give baths. Also, feed it some natural laxatives – pumpkin puree, applesauce.

What happens to a bearded dragon during the brumation cycle?

During the brumation cycle your bearded dragon will become less active and will sleep for much longer periods of time. Your bearded dragon may also have a decreased appetite or stop eating all together.

Why is my bearded dragon losing so much weight?

This bearded dragon suffered from a parasitic infection, leading to a bloated belly, lethargy and significant weight loss. If your bearded dragon is infected with internal parasites, it will be losing weight. With more serious parasitic infections, your bearded dragon might be losing weight rapidly.

How big does a 6 month old bearded dragon get?

Bearded Dragon Weight Chart Age Weight 1 Month 4-6 grams 2 Months 8-40 grams 3 Months 20-110 grams 4 Months 40-115 grams

How old does a baby bearded dragon have to be to brumate?

Typically, the expected age for bearded dragon brumation is any time past 10 months old. As we mentioned above, baby bearded dragons rarely (and shouldn’t) attempt to brumate because they’re still growing. They need this time to continue eating and fueling their bodies through the developmental process.

Why does my bearded dragon have so much poop?

Your bearded dragon is likely to be suffering from a parasitic infection is poop is extremely smelly and/or runny, or even has some blood in it. Other symptoms of a parasitic infection are lethargy, constipation, refusing to eat and abnormally bloated belly.