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Old 12-07-2009, 11:38 AM
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Question my beardies not eating

hi guys, got my first baby beardie yesterday and the bloke at the shop gave me crickets and wax worms. my beardie doesnt have any interest in either also put out veg and he hasnt touched that either.is it because hes moved to new home or am i doing something wrong??
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:55 AM
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Hi - welcome. Could be that he is just settling down and getting over the stress of moving. What are your temperatures in the viv - at the basking spot, warm end and cool end? Does he have a uv tube? Btw wax worms should only be fed very occasionally as a treat. they have no nutritional value and are very high in fat - the reptile equivilent of chocolate and can be addictive.
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yeah he has a uv bulb its 10 uvb,the man at the shop told me to put one wax worm in a day, the temps are 29 degrees in the basking spot, roughly the same in the warm end and 26 degress but hes spending alot of time in the cool end.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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Heya, in my opinion the petshop guy hasn't given you the full/correct info, as in the other reply, wax worms are more of a treat and contain more fat rather than protein so the main diet should consist of locusts and crickets ('dusted' with calcium and vitamins). I would also suggest that you raise your temps, the basking spot should be between 100 and 110 degrees F, i think thats about 40 degrees C. Lower temps might be making him more lethargic, and cause him to loose his appetite a bit. It is likely that he isn't particularly interested in food because he is still settling in (plus temps), you also might wana try locusts as he might just not like crickets (mine refuses to touch them!lol). good luck
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Oh and I forgot to say, just to give you an idea on amount, my little boy is three months old and can get through almost one tub of small/medium locusts a day - so thats between about 15 - 20 locusts. Your baby might not eat as much as he is younger, but the general guidance is to offer them as much food as they can eat in one 10 minute sitting.
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ok thankyou.
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he is just homesick it will take a couple of days till he starts eating
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