Can't get bearded dragon to eat greens

Waveone

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She is 1 year and 4 months old. I offer her mustard greens, collard greens, and squash. She doesn't even look at them. I put one infrot of her and she just licks it and looks away. She can decently see it there because I have it high above the bowl. Everyday she goes in her hide and comes out when I get home from school. Guessing because she knows I'm not home and likes when I take her out. Any suggestions on how to get her to eat the greens


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acpart

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What time of day do you feed her? If you feed her when you get home, it may be getting too late in the day and she's getting ready go to go sleep. How often do you feed live prey and how much? You may need to reduce or stop the live prey for awhile to get her interested in the greens. You could also try some fruit with the greens. One of my beardies loves blueberries and will eat the berries and the greens if I serve them together.

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Waveone

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Well recently I been giving her only 1 hornworm everyother day because she keeps getting tired on her food that I feed her. So I'm waiting until she will either eat crickets again or dubia roaches


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aajvell93

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Yeah what time of day do you feed? Zeus' light comes on around 9. I give him about two hours to warm up and he's ready to eat by 11:00.
When I first got him he wouldn't touch his veggies. I took his Phoenix worms and buy them on top to kinda trick him and it worked. While trying to get his worms he ate some of the greens as well. I had also heard beardies like squash so I tried some of that and he goes nuts. So I would suggest finding a treat that he likes and put it on top.
He will now go crazy when I walk over with his salad. He'll run at me as I set the dish down. Sometimes he will turn down any live food, but when I give up and put him back he's all about his collards and mustard greens.


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