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  • How often should a Bearded Dragon eat while Burmentating?

    Whoops.. I meant brumating.. I'd only heard the word and had no idea how to spell it! This is the first time I've gone through this.. my girl was a breeder this year with someone else.. she hasn't eaten in almost two weeks. I do take her out one or twice a week to bathe her because she's likes to drink and poop in the bath (eh, keeps the cage clean!).

    Thanks

    Olivia
    Olivia
    "...Because what's more efficent than doing nothing?"

    "...Doing nothing in a Hybrid?"
    -stephen colbert's writers

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    If she is in a deep sleep then she won't need to eat. If they sleep with food in their tummy it could rot and make them sick. If she is waking up once a week or so and basking for a day then you can offer her a little bit of greens.
    ~Waldo is a girl~

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    • #3
      Humm.. yeah she's definately in a deep sleep. She's very lethargic unless I put her in the bath, then she thinks it's life or death to get out... for a while. I've read they brumate for 10-12 weeks... is it possible she'll go this whole time without eating? She's acting like she could.. lol. Her lights are on from 9am to 4pm (seven hours).. down from 9am-9pm (twelve hours)
      Thanks for the help.

      Olivia
      Olivia
      "...Because what's more efficent than doing nothing?"

      "...Doing nothing in a Hybrid?"
      -stephen colbert's writers

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      • #4
        They can easily go the whole time without eating, as long as she isn't loosing weight then don't worry about her.
        With my adult, once he is in a deep sleep (not opening his eyes at all) I wrap him in a towel and turn all the lights off, I leave him like this for 2-3 weeks then slowly wake him up for a bath. He usually is back asleep the next day.
        In the past 2 months he has eaten 2 adult dubia roaches and maybe 1/4 cup of greens.
        ~Waldo is a girl~

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        • #5
          Okay, thanks so much for your help!!

          Olivia
          Olivia
          "...Because what's more efficent than doing nothing?"

          "...Doing nothing in a Hybrid?"
          -stephen colbert's writers

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