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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Hi

If this is not in the right section please remove it thanks

How long can a beardie go without eating?

Just got my first dragon he is approx 8 inches long from nose to tail tip, and was told he is bout 4 months old, had him only 4 days, yes i know its early days but hes just not interested in eating at all, person who i bought him off said hes eats well crickets, hoppers and greens, likes a bath once a week and was handled daily.

Viv is 3ft and has lino on the floor
Using 40w r80 spotlight, 30inch reptisun 10% uv with reflector
Temps are 40 in hot end, 27 in cold end, and they drop to approx 21/22 at night
Lights on at 8am and go off around 10pm
He has fresh veg offered daily, have tried with crickets, hoppers and meal worms but hes eaten nothing at all, he did poop on second day i got him which was normal so i presumed that he had eaten the day before before i got him (dont think he likes me!!!)
Hes very active and likes to jump around the viv, he does bask but only for about 10mins at a time and i think he thermoregulates his temp as he opens his mouth wen he is basking. He luvs to climb and explore and is doin all the usual behaviour i have read about, glass surfing and waving etc a hopper even jumped on his head and he didn't bat an eyelid wasn't interested lol

I know he needs time to settle in, but how long can he go without eating, think i am getting more stressed than him now lol

thanks in advance

Juliex

will post some pics of viv wen i have read up on how to do this

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:23 am 
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As you know they hate being moved so this is still stress behaviour - I'd give him a few more days before worrying as he looks nice and healthy. Don't take him out, disturb him, bath him ( viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1372 ) at the moment as this will just add to his stress. Keep offering food and he should pick up OK.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:35 am 
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Thats great Rick, thanks for the reply

Juliex


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:05 pm 
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well fantastic new, he at 4 crickets today, not great but its a start am so pleased

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:19 pm 
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You'll soon be complaining that he's eating you out of house and home!! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:34 pm 
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thanks for the reply, waiting for him to eat was worse then when my kids where babies lol

talkin bout beardie bein stressed, well it goes double for me :roll:

Juliex


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