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    New babies, 1 not eating.

    Hi all,
    My 14 eggs finally hatched almost two weeks ago. All the babies except for 1 are doing fine. He is the smallest of the clutch and doesn't seem to be eating or interested in food at all. I've had him in his own enclosure and nothing changes. I've tried crickets, greens, and blueberries and he just doesn't care for food. What can I do to help him?

    The other question is how can I sex these little ones? Or are they too young to sex? This is my first clutch so I'm still learning!

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    Gidday mate, sometime you get 1 that is smaller or doesn't want to eat,I've had a few.There is a product called "Herpa boost" which is an additive not a replacement but is full of nutrient which can be helpful but is no guarentee of success,this can be administered by syringe directly down the throat.
    https://www.vetnpetdirect.com.au/vetafarm_herpaboost
    Sometimes it helps to feed them some mealworms even though we know these aren't the best foods but sometimes any food will do as long as they eat.
    I once bought a problem pygmy bearded dragon and for 6 months I struggled to keep her alive but eventually she came good.
    As for sexing it can be difficult for the first few months
    slave to all my reptiles

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    I might try some mealworms and the Herpaboost and see what happens. Thanks for your help.

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    I've had a little success. The baby seemed interested in crickets but wouldn't make the move and eat one so I held him and slightly opened his jaw and gave him a cricket. He munched it down quickly and then took a second one.

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