Hello! My older beardie, Kyra is finally finished bruminating. I can say that for a first time mom to a bruminating beardie, it is very nerve racking watching her sleep for almost two months without eating or wanting to move. She had just prior to bruminating, been treated with albon for coccidiosis and parasites that were found by my vet in high, high numbers. The vets around here kept telling me to try to force feed her with special diet can food, thinking the meds must have slowed her down, made her sick, and stopped her eating. After a couple very nervous weeks, I took the advice of a good person here at the reptilerooms and left her to herself to see if she'd pick up on her own. I kept her quiet and made sure she had access to her lights. I stopped with the live food, so she wouldn't get overrun herself, and just gave her greens, fruits, and veggies about once every three days to see if she'd eat. She choose not to touch the foods, but I made sure to bath her in warm water at least once a week to keep her hydrated. After the baths, she would sit under her light until dry and then meander back under her shoebox that she chose as her bed. All in all, she never really lost any weight and seemed to be fine other than not eating and sleeping a lot. I have since, in the past couple months gotten another dragon, this one a male, Smeagol. I divided the 100 gallon reptarium into two sections so he'd have more room to roam, since Kyra wasn't using the full 100 G. Keeping them seperate until he was bigger and at least a few months were set to make sure he was well. He has grown so fast and is almost half her size now at about 5 months. The thing that finally woke up my older dragon was the fact that a few weeks ago, the smaller male found a way to get under the divider that was separting them. She was awake when I found them, a few hours after having feed them in the moring and he was being very dominant over her. He would head bob and wave at her. He even attacked her once, biting her neck and all before I could get the barrier fixed and them seperate. She was no worse for the wear, just kind of sitting there and acting as though he was nothing more than a fly (since he is only half her size). I have since fixed the divider and he can't get back over to her, but she has now woken up fully and has resumed eating her crickets and mealies and is now basking again. She will also accept some of her salad. I don't know if the fact that she woke up because of my "little bully" or if it was just time for her to, but I'm glad she's awake again and enjoying activities with those of us who don't sleep for months at a time. For all of those people who are experiencing brumination, or just need somemore info, I found a lot of information of this website as well as the wide variety of books that specialize in beardies. It may seem like a very scary time, but they will eventually wake up and smell the crickets once again! : ) I do however, have the knowledge now that I didn't before and hope that neither of my beardies will become sick again that may be the onset of brumination. I think that I'd rather choose to experience it when they are fully healthy and ready for it.