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Old 24-02-2010, 01:41 PM
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I have two female 5 month old bearded dragons in a 4ft by 2ft by 2ft viv. Temps 95 in hot end, 80-85 cool end. One is 83 grams and the smaller one 58 grams, we've got a viv set up to move the bigger one into because of the size difference.

They haven't been eating properly for a few weeks, the smaller one is quite picky with food anyway, she's eaten roachs, hoppers and morio worms in the last few weeks. The bigger one is in shed and seems to have completely gone off her food. We're offering crickets and greens daily but normally end up having to get them out of the viv uneaten at the end of the day.

Is this normal for them to go off their food, am hoping on they are separated they will get their appetites back but don't want to let it go on too long.
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It will probably help to separate them. What is the temperature at their basking spot? How old is the UV, how close can they get to it and what % is it? Might be worth having faecal checks for parasites done also.
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yeah they will be fine its quite normal for them to go off there food when they are shedding as long as they are not losing any weight i wouldn't worry they will eat when they are hungry.
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their basking spot is 105-110, it's 10% UVB, we've had it for 2 months, will be replacing it in June. It's in the middle of the viv so about 10 inches away from them. They're both pooing ok and seem happy other than that.

Am keeping an eye on their weight, should hopefully be able to move the bigger one out today if the temps are correct then they should be alot happier.
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If 95 is the basking temp try increasing the temps by 10 degrees.
Separating is a good idea.
Are your Uv's up to date ?

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90-95 is the ambient temp in the hot end, basking temp is 105-110.

We're going to try changing the spotlight bulbs, we've got 1 40watt and 1 60watt, will try it with two 60 watts to increase the temperature a few degrees.

The uv is a couple of months old so still has a good fews months use in it.
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90-95 is the ambient temp in the hot end, basking temp is 105-110.

We're going to try changing the spotlight bulbs, we've got 1 40watt and 1 60watt, will try it with two 60 watts to increase the temperature a few degrees.

The uv is a couple of months old so still has a good fews months use in it.
Your temps / uvb sound fine. What supplements are you using? Perhaps a faecal would be a good idea.
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It could just be bored of crickets.
Mine went through that stage, variety should spice up the appetite!
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they have calcium supplement 5 days a week and nutribol twice a week. Will keep an eye on them once they're separated, if they don't get any better will try a fecal.
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Sounds like a good plan
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