Lazy baby Beardie named Maxi
Just got a baby Beardie that is about 5 months I think. He does not eat much and is too lazy to chase crickets. He ate a few meal worms from his dish but I know this should not be his only source if protein. He also ate some of the veggies I set aside mixed with the juvenile Beardie food pellets. He slept in his water dish and has drunk water. When I got him from the pet store I was told that he has been checked by vet twice and he is just a lazy Beardie. When I would visit the pet store before I bought him he was always the one in a corner sleep. Does it sound like he is sick? I do not see mucous in eyes or mouth. He will look at me when he is awake and he jumped from his water dish to his perch to bask under heat lamp. The cool side is about 80 - 85 degrees. Should I take him to the vet or just return him for a more active baby? How can I get him to eat? The person at the pet store said not to even get crickets now because he won't eat them. Just need help so I can do what is best for my new lizard companion. Thanks for any help.
I would take him to a vet that has experience with reptiles. What's the temps of his basking spot? It should be around 105F to 110F. You need to get a temp gun or have a thermometer to make sure the temps are good. What's the UVB bulb? A good UVB bulb is the Reptisun 10.0 UVB. Does he have a couple of hides, one on the cool side and one on the hot? They need hides to de-stress. Baby beardies need a lot of protein, -they should be eating roughly 50 pinhead crickets per day.