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Posted by gixer on May 09, 2003 at 11:35:12:
In Reply to: new baby posted by jchance on May 09, 2003 at 11:20:51:
Give your dragon some time to get used to it's new environment. I have dragons that ate right out of the shipping container and I have dragons that took up to a week to eat. The normal time seems to be two to three days. I also think that temps have a lot to do with it. I would have it's basking area at 115, this seems to get the appitite moving along. Also, try not to bug it for the first few days, just let it relax in the heat.
Everything will be fine.
:I just received our new baby beardie yesterday. I ordered it through a reputable breeder, and it arrived via the mail by overnight delivery. I soaked it after arrival, and it shed after being put in its new home. I have it in a 40 gallon tank, with the proper lighting and temps. I cannot get it to eat as of yet. I have offered crickets, minced greens, and baby dragon food. I have been offering the crickets is another, smaller container, as I realize a 40 gallon tank is too big for it to find its food. I have the greens and other food in the tank. What can I do to get it to eat? How long until until I should get worried? It is basking and otherwise appears fine. Thanks for any help. This is my first beardie, so I don't have any experience from which to draw.