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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by JLL, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:15 PM.

  1. JLL

    JLL Bearded Dragon Egg

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    My daughter has a juvenile beardie that we've had for about four weeks. A little over a week ago JJ stopped eating. No creckets, no mealworms, and its never been a big veggie eater. After a few days its calcium dropped and dropped and we of course had trouble and ended up at the vet. So were now syringe feeding and opens his mouth like a little bird anytime he sees the syringe, and he's having loose stools I'm guessing from the liquid diet and zero bugs or veggies. I will bring him back to the vet, but thought I would ask if anyone has suggestions on getting this little guy to eat because I don't want to be syring feeding this little guy forever.

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    mamaof2dragons Juvenile Dragon

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    first off, what are you feeding him now? baby food? if so use organic and choose the first foods baby food, there's no added sugars or fillers in those ones.
    next how are your temps? and did the vet do a fecal smear for parasites?
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    JLL Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Temps are 109 in the spot with the UV this morning (sorry its my daughters and im not home and hubby is giving temps) 78 on cool side 80 gallon tank. He gapes from the heat and is very active and kickes the salad and veggies worms all over, and will kick the crickets off his "rock" but wont eat them.

    He is excited to get out and runs around and loves baths and water.

    It is cream powerdy stuff from the vet and we sprinkle calcuim/D. The lazy lizard turns its nose up to its dish of water with a few drops of apple juice but will happily take from a syringe.

    I wasn't able to collect one because he wasnt eating and wasn't really going. I had been spraying him with water, he' weird and likes it and sticks his tongue out. I will be bringing him back in and definately bringing a stool sample in.

    I'm nervous I'm going to have a high maintenance lizard on my hands. Its my daughters pet and I'm not up for MBD or lizard seizures but also don't want $100 weekly vet bills.

    My son has one that is 3 months older, and zero issues.
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    JLL Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I made an appointment but your post got me think thinking. He did have a regular bowel movement so I think its the powdery water mixture. I have organic fruit/veggie pouches that are all beardie approved foods and a ton of meal worms and crickets. Out come the pill crusher and in go the bugs. I made a lovely bug/fruit/veggie paste with repti vite and calcium/d to freeze in 1cc cubes to feed (warmed of course to not shock him) until the vet sees him - herp vet is 40mi away and I'm in grad school, and he's active so I was told not urgent so it costs less - and hopefully he will get a taste for the bugs and veg again. I will continue to put a salad with worms in every morning and offer live dusted crickets at least 2-3 times daily and hopefully he will start to eat on his own.