my female bearded dragon laid eggs about two weeks a go and now she does not eat just lays dorment as if she is dieing ihave tried to force feed her and n0o luck what can i do?
Already Tried: warm bath force feedingher favorite food
How old is she?
How many grams was she when she laid her egss?
Was she bred, or did she lay a clutch of infertile eggs?
What is the habitat like?
What are you feeding? Greens and Live prey?
What supplements are you feeding?
What is the lighting like? UVB? UVA?
Reply to Joan's Post: she is one year old i also had a male with her she laid unfertile eggs how much she wieght i do not know she would eat romaine lettuce mustard greens carrots appl,es fried eggs mill worms criccan not recall what i got herets her light is uvb she also eats pellets can not recal what i got her but it was supose to encuorge her to eat
Her diet is wrong and she will need to get a nice long soak in warm water and Pedilayte to help rehydrate her. You can start with some plain chicken baby food mixed with Pedialyte and plain calcium.Use a syringe to drop on her snout. She can lick the food this way. She will need to see a herp vet and most likey need to have a calcium shot to help her. She may lay another clutch withing the next two weeks. She was too young to br with a male. She needed to be a minimum of 18 months and 350 grams before breeding. Joan
1. 0-3 months- baby 2. 3-12 months-juvenile 3. 12-18 months- sub adult 4. 18 months + -adult
1. A UVB light source-best is 10.0 Reptisun that runs the length of your tank. Your dragon must have this light to metabolize calcium. If not he will get metabolic bone disease, a serious condition. You can also take your beardie outside to bask in the sun for 15 minutes each day if your temps are 80 degrees or above outside. You can purchase cages or reptariums from your pet store. Never leave a beardie outside unattended. 2. A basking type light that puts out heat and warmth above basking spot. Your beardie must have warmth to digest food & thrive.
Babies: Warm basking log: 105-125 degrees F Cool side: 85-90 Adults: Warm basking spot: 110-115 Cool side: 80-85 Measure temperatures with a digital probe type thermometer or a temp gun-these are most accurate. Stick on thermometers unreliable.
*Beardies over the age of one year old during the winter months will go into a Brumation like most Reptiles and Herps. It is a form of Hibermnation that is governed by the weather and time of year. The lights should be on a shoter period at this time. Fresh greens should be available during this period. Do not feed live pery during Brumation.
Water: Mist your little one with the spray bottle 3-4 times a day. You can also offer a small dish of water in your enclosure but be sure your dragon is not too small to drown in it. It is recommended that when your beardie is 2 months old you can bathe your baby in a small plastic container with warm water- not hot. It will help them to stay hydrated. As they get older you can move up to the bathroom sink and then to the bathtub. Very important for bath enclosure to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed prior to bath time. Clean between dragons too if bathing more than one.
If you have any further questions feel free to ask. I like to start people off with proper husbandry and then see if I can further assist. Joan
http://www.repticzone.com/articles/fruitsandvegetablesrated.html This is for fruits and Vegetables
I have been doing Reptile Rescues for 15+ Years