Hi all, we have had our Bearded Dragon for a bit over 6 mths, his previous owner never fed him anything but crickets and once in a while mashed banana. I am having a heck of a time getting him interested in greens and fruits. Have even made him meal worm salads hoping he will get some greens into him when he grabs a mealie, he just spits out the greens
He has begun losing weight, enough so that it is noticable in his hip bones.
He doesn't seems dehydrated, he will lick water droplets from the side of his tank.He just won't eat unless it crickets or mealies, This obviously isn't healthy because,if it were he wouldn't be losing so much weight. He also becomes quite lethargic, didn't move from the same spot for the entire day.
The crickets he gets are calcium powdered(3 times a week calcium)
He is approx. 6 yrs of age.
Housing: 45gal long 150watt heat emitter, 100watt basking lamp, undertank heating pad, substrate-paper towels, fresh water daily, climbing branches, hide log ,fake plants. Oh... temps are 98* hot and cool side is 70*-80* depending on the temp in the house.
We have covered the outside of his tank with styrofoam to insulate it as the house tends to be drafty.
I have tried Jump start,as a supplement and have begun force feeding him a slurry of sweet potatoes, spring mix,chicken baby food,and pedialite. I am unsure how much to feed him so I give about a teaspoon and a half every day, plus the jump start 2 times a day. He seemed OK with the feeding until this afternoon when he regurged some of the food, about 1/2 tsp.
We have a vet appointment but couldn't get in until Wed. of next week.Will be taking in a fecal sample to rule out parasites.
Any other ideas?