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Old 30-03-2013, 07:13 PM
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How long can a BD go without food. My new 18month old beardie is sulking and now won't eat. I brought him home yesterday and he's ate 3 crickets and a couple of mealworms but nothing since. He's still got about 4 crickets in the viv with him. They're having a ball sat on his head, he's looking at them but won't eat them. They're not hurting him I'm watching for that. Am I worrying about nothing? All temps are ok in the viv but he's not moved much from his basking spot today

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Old 31-03-2013, 03:57 AM
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How long can a BD go without food. My new 18month old beardie is sulking and now won't eat. I brought him home yesterday and he's ate 3 crickets and a couple of mealworms but nothing since. He's still got about 4 crickets in the viv with him. They're having a ball sat on his head, he's looking at them but won't eat them. They're not hurting him I'm watching for that. Am I worrying about nothing? All temps are ok in the viv but he's not moved much from his basking spot today
aslong as your temps are correct i would let the Beardie settle in.
remove the un-eaten crickets from his viv as he isnt eating them.
hth helps im sure someone else will be along to help aswell
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Old 31-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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If you have just got him, it will take a while for them to settle. Mine took about a week when I first got them, now they don't stop eating.

Try him on Locust, they are better for him, plus cant nibble him in the night if you miss one and leave it in the tank.
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If you have just got him, it will take a while for them to settle. Mine took about a week when I first got them, now they don't stop eating.

Try him on Locust, they are better for him, plus cant nibble him in the night if you miss one and leave it in the tank.
My one when I got him had been fed on crickets although since coming to me has gone right off them. They're proper ugly little bs anyways lol.....

He is loving his locusts though, can't seem to get enough of them. Mealworms as well but only very occassionally as i believe they are quite fattening.

As above post, remove any uneaten crickets as they will start eating on your Beardie through the night!
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Haha they love mealworms and waxworks but your roght, they are fattening. I only feed them to mine when they refuse to eat lol
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What are your temps? It's not unusual for reptiles to take a little while to settle into their new environment, as long as he/she is eating something and not losing dramatic amounts of weight, I wouldn't worry, it's still very early days and it could be weeks until they're eating a reassuring amount.
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Mine is reasonable new as well... It's probably just needing time to relax. I remember Redd refused its Butterworms for a few days. Once it got used to the viv and to me, it went crazy for its crickets.
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