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Dex is stressing me out!

Barb.Littlefield

Bearded Dragon Veteran
So remind me again how much 12 month olds eat? Dex seems like he’s barely eating. He’s down to eating only his morning salad (leaves his afternoon untouched). He’ll now only wants to eat maybe 3-4 dubia a day and 2-3 super worms. Gahhh! Quite a drastic change from his past daily consumption. Thing is, aside from looking a little less hydrated than normal (I’ve been spraying him twice a day now and giving him some water via syringe to try and hydrate him more) he doesn’t look like he’s losing any weight and otherwise seems fine. Pooing every 2-3 days vs every day like he was. When he poos it looks like it always has. He’s seems as active as always and still runs around exploring. But I feel like he’s not eating enough. Is it just me being a nervous nellie? Should he be eating more?
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
1,000+ Post Club
So remind me again how much 12 month olds eat? Dex seems like he’s barely eating. He’s down to eating only his morning salad (leaves his afternoon untouched). He’ll now only wants to eat maybe 3-4 dubia a day and 2-3 super worms. Gahhh! Quite a drastic change from his past daily consumption. Thing is, aside from looking a little less hydrated than normal (I’ve been spraying him twice a day now and giving him some water via syringe to try and hydrate him more) he doesn’t look like he’s losing any weight and otherwise seems fine. Pooing every 2-3 days vs every day like he was. When he poos it looks like it always has. He’s seems as active as always and still runs around exploring. But I feel like he’s not eating enough. Is it just me being a nervous nellie? Should he be eating more?
He's fine-- as they get older appetite will slow-- it's when they quit eating all together-- just keep offering his food and go from there-- if he's not losing weight that's good too
 

userBandit

Juvenile Dragon
Beardie Club
Keep checking his weight too and making sure he isn't dramatically losing any weight.

My guy isn't a big eater either, he sometimes eats his salads but most days he'll pass. Recently he hasn't been eating a lot of bugs either. Then again, he is five years old :/
 
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