- 1 Why is my new bearded dragon not eating?
- 2 Why does a bearded dragon not eat after a meal?
- 3 When to take a baby bearded dragon to the vet?
- 4 How often do you need to light a bearded dragon?
- 5 Why does my bearded dragon shed all the time?
- 6 What is a healthy bearded dragon diet?
- 7 How much should my bearded dragon eat?
- 8 What vegetables are best for bearded dragons?
- 9 Why is my bearded dragon not eating or moving?
Why is my new bearded dragon not eating?
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.
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.
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.
How often do you need to light a bearded dragon?
Lighting should remain on for at least 10-14 hours depending on the season and the age of the bearded dragon. It is important to keep both heating and lighting consistent especially for baby bearded dragons. Constant fluctuations can stress them and contribute to your baby bearded dragon not eating. Are your bulbs providing enough UVB light?
Why does my bearded dragon shed all the time?
Shedding is an irritable time for bearded dragons and shedding can be triggered by many things including environment, diet and health but for the most part, it is caused by growth and development for baby and juvenile bearded dragons. Hatchies (baby bearded dragons) will shed almost every week.
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.
How much should my bearded dragon eat?
A good rule of thumb is to give your dragon 1/8 cup of food at each feeding. Adult bearded dragons should be fed 2-3 times each day. A grown dragon should eat around 50 crickets or 30 worms per week. Remove the bearded dragons’ food bowl from their enclosure.
What vegetables are best for bearded dragons?
Bearded dragons need lots of green, leafy vegetables, so give yours plenty of collards, mustard, and turnip greens. You can also provide her with peeled cucumbers, cabbage, squash, pumpkin, carrots, bell peppers, and kale. She’ll enjoy green beans, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, too.
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.