If your Bearded Dragon is not eating, it’s not because he’s just not hungry. That’s only the case if you’re over-feeding your pet, and let’s assume you’ve learned the right amount of food and food choices to feed your pet beardie so we can diagnose the real issue causing the problem – anxiety!
Do not think that keeping them in smaller cages at first is a good idea. Actually, in the long run, this would be more expensive. So, if you are planning to get a pet iguana, see to it that you have already prepared a large tank or Terrarium Workshop. If you have an extra room in your home, you may renovate it to serve as the room of your iguana. Also, do not forget to place a cover on the floor of your pet’s housing. This should be made from a material that cannot be eaten by the iguana.
Mix some gravel and charcoal pieces together to form a shallow layer on the bottom of the vessel. I like to buy decorative gravel at a garden center with supplies for Terrarium workshop. You might find stones in attractive natural colors, brightly colored crystals, or tiny pebbles that can be layered. Charcoal is a must, and you can either get it at your garden center or any pet store that sells aquariums. Charcoal is a natural fungicide. The layer of gravel mixed with charcoal will help maintain proper drainage as well as keep any odors at bay.
You will obviously be providing them with food. However, you will also need to provide Dermestid beetles with water. The simplest way to do this is to mist them every single day. If you let the meat dry out or don’t provide the beetles with moisture, then they will likely refuse to eat.
Heating equipment – the temperature in your tank should be kept at a consistent comfortable temperature. You can use heat mats, heat tapes or heat lamps. Just be sure that the heating source is in a place where your gecko could get burned.
The bottom of the enclosure needs to be layered with substrate, at least 2″ deep for burrowing. Steer clear of gravel, wood chips, sand, and vermiculite or perlite. The best substrates for your Chubby include peat moss / potting soil mixes, eco earth, organic mulch, and coconut fiber.
If you buy a pet you have made a commitment to take care of it and its life depends on you. Bearded dragon care is no different. Make sure you are ready for the commitment.