Food and Skin

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by Marx, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Marx

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    Hi, I've just bought a bearded dragon, he's July hatch, so that would make him 6 months old. Approximately 8 inches, although I have never measured him. This morning when I fed him, he ate about 9 locus, I was recommend to feed him locus rather than crickets. However, when I fed him again this evening, he only ate around 3 locus.

    Also since this morning there has been noteable shedding of his skin around his head, no where else though. I thought he might be dehydrated so i turned the temperature of the tank down slightly and dripped some water onto his head and around his body.

    Is this normal for beardies?
     
  2. JEFFREH

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  3. AgeofKaos

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    If he's shedding that's fine and the temperature shouldn't be turned down, if you think he's dehydrated just soak him for 15 minutes with warm water. You could soak him once a day and mist him daily. Another thing, I would switch to giving him crickets. You could get some caresheets from this website that could really be helpful to you.
     
  4. JEFFREH

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  5. Marx

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    This box of feed is almost finished, once it is I will buy crickets. Also he ain't a rather large locus yesterday. Do you think that might have anything to do with his lack of eating? It was probably bigger than he should have eaten.
     

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