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Old 11-08-2009, 10:12 PM
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I know this as beed asked a lot on here but need to be sure i have got it right
We have hard the Bearded Dragon for one week and 3 days but he/her as not been eating much two days ago it eat 5 or 6 crickets for the first time befor this it was eating on or two twice a day and a mealworms or two.
But yesterday it eat 3 or four mealworms and today only two.
and only if they are put in front of it and if i put a cricket in front of it it just looks at it and the cricket just runs away and i have taken out as many crickets as i have put in.
Is this just part of it settleing in or not.
I think it is about 7 weeks old.
any help please.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:20 PM
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It could be due to settling in, and it is eating so it's not like it's not bothering.
From experience, my male beardie does not eat alot at all and goes days without sometimes but after a vet check he proved to have no problems, he was just choosy about his meal times

Of course the case mybe different for your beardie and after a while you are still concerned maybe you should get him/her checked. Little beardies are usually greedy little things

Have you tried more of a variety? Tried different types of crickets, maybe locusts and veg?

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:54 AM
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a beardie of 7weeks old is to young for mealworms as there bellys cannot digest them ,offer fresh vegs every day ,you could try to put your beardie in a tub to feed , i have 2 at 10 weeks old and they will only eat crickets if i put them in a tub to eat ,also they can take some time to settle in there new homes
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you need to make sure the crickets are small enough too. no longer than space between their eyes. when mine was that age he was on size threes but he was big for his age apparently. try size 1 locusts as well, which are the smallest. you can get them off the net. search 'livefoods' on google. when mine was seven weeks old he was eating between fifty and eighty insects (mainly crickets) a day. i also fed him in a large cat litter tray so he could get at the crickets without them running away. now he's five months he prefers salad veg and only eats about 4 size 5 locusts a day. he totally refuses crickets. apparently locusts taste sweeter i've heard. some days he eats nothing but i'm sure that's not normal for a baby like yours. is he warm enough?
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:00 AM
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p.s. mrspebro how do you find time to eat with all those animals to look after! my two beardies take up all my spare time lol!
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I am agree with James Prala
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:42 PM
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Took it out and put it in a container with some crickets but just wanted to get out.
put it back in viv and put the crickets in with it and it eat 3 and then just did not bother with any more.
is it best to try and feed it later in or out of the viv or just get the cricket in the viv moveing so it can see them???
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I always feed mine in the viv. They seem to be more settled when feeding in the viv and it gets them used to their surrondings.

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How big are the crickets? may only be eating few because they're filling it up
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