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Posted by LdyPayne on May 07, 2003 at 19:58:34:
In Reply to: DO they get overweight? posted by Snakemother on May 07, 2003 at 18:56:02:
My beardie will inflate himself to look bigger and also hold himself all stiff like. Makes it really hard to put him back on his log after I hold him for awhile..worried he will just slide off.
As for putting overwieght dragons on a diet..if it is a young one I would feed it all it can eat crickets and leave mixed greens in all day, basicaly a normal diet with no waxworms or pinkies. Maybe drop a single cricket in his cage and wait till he catches it before adding more..give him more exercise that way...just don't drop in a bunch at once as they probably run and hide and wind up causing more harm to him at night while he sleeps.
Putting him in warm water about shoulder height with a rolled up washcloth to rest on once a day should provide him some easier exercise..the water will bouyent him up more to make it easier to move around a bit.