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  1. Debbie1962
    16-06-2014 03:47 PM - permalink
    Some dragons never take to greens but I wouldnt worry too much as long as he is eating something. Adult locusts are very expensive for the amount you get but it shouldn't take too many to fill him up lol. Sounds like he could be shedding and this can make them go off their food too. Give him a bit longer to come around and see how he is next week. Actually I just noticed your temps, can you get that basking spot higher but lower the cool end? Your basking spot needs to be about 105-110 and the cool end no more than 80. Do you have a dimming stat? That way it is just a case of fiddling with the stat to get the temps more like they should be. Other than that everything seems fine.
  2. Efclee
    15-06-2014 10:56 PM - permalink
    He's not crazy for his greens , and he's had only about 9 crickets and a few wax worms in a week , I'm thinking of getting some locusts/hoppers as I got him a box of adult locust and he did hunt them in his old viv , but they are £2.50 for only 6 , mind they was big.

    Sorry to go on ,but I want to give Ozzie they best care I can.

    He has some bits of loose skin around his mouth , I take it he's shedding a little .

    Many thanks for your time

  3. Efclee
    15-06-2014 10:54 PM - permalink
    Thanks for reply Debbie ,
    I'm finding my new pet very interesting , but I'm learning new things about him and get worried lol

    Temps in old viv was all wrong , it was showing like 88 at both ends , the bulb was at a angle and he had to bask on a log just to get his head in the heat , that's why I wanted to get him a bigger viv ,

    New viv temps are 102 at hot and 88 cool , he was on beech chips substrate , but I changed to fine sand from pet store ,
    Tube bulb is Arcadia d3 12% UVB
    Reptile basking bulb , shines down from mesh circle on top

  4. Debbie1962
    15-06-2014 08:50 PM - permalink
    Hi, of course I dont mind. Hes an adult so he wont be eating as much as a baby. I give my adult about a dozen of either crickets, locusts or morios. Now he may not eat as much as that it just depends on how hungry he is. I only feed my adults every other day to prevent them getting overweight. You have just had him a couple of weeks and also just moved him into a new viv and they do suffer stress so may not be eating because of this. I would try feeding him every other day for now to see if his appetite returns. Can I just check your temps?
  5. Efclee
    15-06-2014 07:40 PM - permalink
    Hi Deb
    I hope you don't mind me asking a few questions about my beardie , he's not eating loads of greens , how many crickets should he be eating in a week ??

    Many thanks


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