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Old 20-06-2006, 04:30 PM
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hi picked up my first bearded dragon on saturday and was just woundering if it is common for them not to be eating beacuse i have put food in there but he is just taking no notice of any food any help will be appreciated.
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Old 20-06-2006, 04:34 PM
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might just be stressed from the move so i wouldnt worry about it. Keep tempting him with food, try bits of different things and im sure he'll eventually eat. if he doesnt, take him to the vet but i'm sure he'll eat. alot of reps dont eat after moving to a new home.
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Old 20-06-2006, 04:36 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it, s/he is probably stressed, as long as the lizard is plump, i would wory at all, also i would remove any uneaten crix, as these would probably stress the dragon out atm untill he settels down abit.
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hi thanks for help how long do you think i should leave it until take to vets if not eating? once again thank you.
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i wouldnt worry too fast, only if u notice a big change in the weight. its normal for them to not eat after a move. he's most likely to start eating in a few days i'd reckon. just post back if he hasnt eaten in a few days.
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Old 20-06-2006, 05:16 PM
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just let him settle mine didnt eat at first, it takes them a few days to start eating well again, try not to handle him i know its hard but sometimes if he hasnt acclimatised properly he will get stressed and that will put him off his food aswell,normally you should leave them alone apart from feeding and cleaning for the first week mine allso wouldnt eat when i first got him if i were watching over him as soon as i left the room id look around the corner and he`d be off his perch chaseing crix,just let him settle and he`ll be fine,
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Old 20-06-2006, 05:16 PM
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Yeah i wouldnt worry just yet. Mine were only eating around 5 crickets a day when I first got them. their now eating through a tub every 2 days, greedy little buggers.
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