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When did your hatchlings start eating live food?

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Breeding' started by bertie1606, Sep 6, 2017.

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    bertie1606 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I have been offering my hatchlings tiny crickets every day but only 2 of the 5 day old hatchlings have eaten them, and then it's only 1 or 2. Some of the others will watch as the crickets walk past. When will they realise it's their food?!
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    PatsyB Super Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I wish I knew the answer to this :(
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    bertie1606 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Most of them have eaten today, and more than just one or two!
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    JUNGLE JIM Juvenile Dragon

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    Glad they are eating. I guess they eat when they are hungry.
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    bertie1606 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Most are eating now, got 3 out of 24 that aren't, managed to get 1 of the 3 to eat some baby food a couple nights ago. I keep trying, not sure what else to do!
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    JUNGLE JIM Juvenile Dragon

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    That's a lot of mouths to feed. Good luck, hope they all start eating soon.
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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Keep at it and make sure your temps are good for babies..
    you can always put bugs in your slurries...I have a dedicated magic bullet for the dragons lol when I do slurries I do the supplements, fresh greens and if they haven't eaten protein in awhile I'll throw in a few dubia...
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    bertie1606 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thank you Jungle Jim. Hdrydr31 I will keep at it! Lol having a magic bullet for slurries! The problem is they don't open their mouths, the 3 that aren't eating, I've tried misting them so they open to drink, that's only worked once... they just seem to want to sleep instead of eat..
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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If you had another hand you can have them gently pull their beards a bit to open their mouths..they may just need a little "jump start"...are you keeping note of weights on these ones?
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    bertie1606 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Ok, I'll try that, thanks. No I haven't been but I will now! I really appreciate your advice, so glad I found this forum!
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    Just make sure you go slow and don't put too much in at once, and make sure it's not too thin as that will go down their throats too quickly before they get the chance to swallow.

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