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Old 14-06-2009, 05:20 PM
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Hi all

Got my first beardie last week, and was worried to start with as he gut loaded when we first got him, but since he didnt want any food, the bloke at the pet shop said that this was normal and nothing to worry about, he also said that he'd start eating again within a few days.

He ate a couple of crickets and meal worms on friday, but since then he has ate spreadically, and isnt interested in the crickets offered to him since.

He is about 4 - 5 weeks of age, is there any tips that people might be able to offer us to try and start to get him into a decent routine.

He is fairly active throughout the day, and gets plenty of light, heat and important UV, and isnt overheating, as far as we can tell, so we are just a little stumped, and in everything we have read, this scenario is never fully explained.

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James & Amy
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Old 14-06-2009, 05:31 PM
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Just persist with the feeding, buy some locusts just for a change may provoke him get them here www.livefoods.co.uk oh and don't feed mealworms theres quite a risk of impaction because your thorny little friend will struggle to digest the shell.

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hi all, just an update, our baby died, it never took since we had it, didnt respond to rehydration and force feeding in the end..

It appears just wasnt a well Dragon, we now have a new one, Ozzy mark II, and he has taken to the viv and feeding like a duck to water, so much better and feels like we finally have a right gem on our hands...

its amazing how much better we feel now having attached already to this one..
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Old 17-06-2009, 11:02 PM
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Really sorry to hear of your loss. They can so quickly become part of the family.

Did you completely disinfect the viv and all it's fixtures and fittings?
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Old 19-06-2009, 11:01 AM
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R.I.P little one.

I personally would not buy a dragon that young.

I hope you have more succes with your newbee hun. x
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Old 23-06-2009, 10:31 AM
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Very sorry to hear that

Maybe get the viv cleaned and disinfected thoroughly then find another beardie.
As mentioned before, try to find a slightly older/more established animal, might be better for you.

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Old 23-06-2009, 04:21 PM
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Hi all

Got my first beardie last week, and was worried to start with as he gut loaded when we first got him, but since he didnt want any food, the bloke at the pet shop said that this was normal and nothing to worry about, he also said that he'd start eating again within a few days.

He ate a couple of crickets and meal worms on friday, but since then he has ate spreadically, and isnt interested in the crickets offered to him since.

He is about 4 - 5 weeks of age, is there any tips that people might be able to offer us to try and start to get him into a decent routine.

He is fairly active throughout the day, and gets plenty of light, heat and important UV, and isnt overheating, as far as we can tell, so we are just a little stumped, and in everything we have read, this scenario is never fully explained.

Kind regards

James & Amy
HI, first of all sorry to hear about your lose, but what i would like to say on that subject is that a pet shop/exotic supplier should not be selling beardies at that young of an age i personally found it ing amazing that someone would sell one so young. R.I.P our little friend.
Its nice to here your having more luck with this one and i hope all goes well for you and you get as much enjoyment out of your beardie as i have so for had out of mine
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