My Bearded Dragon is Not Feeding: Tips from a Herpetologist

bronxzoofrank

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Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20
Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are among the most popular of all reptile pets and a great choice for both new and experienced lizard enthusiasts. But apparently-healthy specimens sometimes refuse to feed, or lose weight despite feeding, and there is still much confusion as to why this occurs. My work with Bearded Dragons and hundreds of other lizards in zoos and at home has (I hope!) provided me with some useful insights into this problem. When presented with a non-feeding Bearded Dragon, we must check our husbandry protocol (UVB, temperature, etc.) and investigate the possibility of a disease or injury. Other potential problems, such as the effects of circadian rhythms (“internal clocks”), may be less obvious, yet very important. Read the rest of this article here My Bearded Dragon is Not Eating: What to Do | That Reptile Blog
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My Bio, with photos of animals I’ve been lucky enough to work with: That Pet Place Welcomes Frank Indiviglio | That Reptile Blog

Best Regards, Frank
 

Jayme

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Thank you for posting your article! I found it informative, but more so I found your posts on collecting feeder insects very fascinating. I've bookmarked the articles for research. I think I might like to incorporate this practice for my collection, once I can be sure to not harm my pets with pesticide-contaminated, wild-caught feeders.
 

bronxzoofrank

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Thank you for posting your article! I found it informative, but more so I found your posts on collecting feeder insects very fascinating. I've bookmarked the articles for research. I think I might like to incorporate this practice for my collection, once I can be sure to not harm my pets with pesticide-contaminated, wild-caught feeders.
Thanks for the kind words! let me know if you need anything, happy holidays, Frank
 
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