Feeding my bearded dragon
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Author:  __aimeekettle__ [ Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Feeding my bearded dragon

Hi. My bearded dragon is now 10 months old, weighs 341 grams and is 15 inches long.

I feed her twice a day, in the morning I give her veg either kale or grated butternut squash and in the evening I give her cockroaches. I put calcium powder and vitamin on her veg and roaches.

I am just becoming a little concerned because she is not interested in the roaches at all. She will watch them run around her Viv but is not bothered. They can even be right in front of her. She does eat her kale more than the squash but still not loads.

When I posted last time she was 7 months old, weighed 135g and was 12 inches long so it's obvious that she's growing but I'm concerned she's not eating enough.

Would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Author:  Rick [ Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

You're moving in to winter now and she will be slowing down and may even brumate this year.viewtopic.php?f=4&t=477 This sticky will help you understand what is going on so once you've read it come back to this post with any questions you may have.


Author:  __aimeekettle__ [ Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

Hi. We have been doing alot of reading up on brumation as still concerned about our beardie as we have only had her a few months so this brumation is all new to us.

She is only 10 months. Would she brumate at this young an age? She just doesnt seem interested in much food and is sleeping alot during the day. We weighed her today and she has lost 2 grams in the last month. I'm assuming this is normal as she's not eating as much.

Any information would be gratefully received. Thanks.

Author:  Rick [ Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

Yes they will try brumating at that age - however it's probably better not to let her although you can't do much about the not feeding bit. They usually start feeding again after a couple of months but if you're really concerned try and get a poo sample tested and have her looked over by a specialist vet. What does she weigh at the moment?


Author:  __aimeekettle__ [ Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

She was 341g on 8 October and we weighed her last night and she was 338g so only a few grams down.

She has no chance of sleeping as my daughter picks her up all the time so hopefully we won't be letting her brumate. Like you say we can't do much about the feeding. Hopefully we only have another one or so and she will perk up. Thank you for your advice.

Author:  Rick [ Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

Weight is very good so with only a very few grams loss I wouldn't be concerned at this point.


Author:  __aimeekettle__ [ Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

sorry to bother you again. We decided that although we think she may be tryng to brumate we would get a poo sample done just to be on the safe side. We found a shop nearby that sends the samples off.

However, she has not done a poo for over a week now. Is this normal? Is there anything we can do?

Author:  Rick [ Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:01 am ]
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Our adults will go up to 2~3 weeks between poos! Other than a warm bath there isn't anything you can do and I wouldn't suggest the bath idea as the water will contaminate the sample - it's just a matter of "wait and see".


Author:  __aimeekettle__ [ Sun May 07, 2017 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Feeding my bearded dragon

Following on from my previous posts, we weighed our bearded dragon this morning and she is 455g. She is now 2.5 years old. The last recorded weight we have is when she was only 10 months old and she was 341g. 100g weight gain in over a year does not seem like a lot to us. She does seem quite small. She's 17 inches long.

She seems to eat well and has only had one brumation since we've had her.

I appreciate every bearded dragon is different but just wondered what your thoughts are as to her size.

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