Very Lethargic baby Dragon

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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:44 am

KarrieRee wrote:He needs daily protein -- crickets dubia roaches silk worms and BSFL are all good staple feeders --- they need to be dusted w/ calcium D3 5 x per week once per feeding and vitamins w/ beta carotene 2 x per week once per feeding -- salads as well here is a nutrition website for that and those need to be offered every morning ignore the kale thing its good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
I would suggest getting your lighting in order and get him eating something crickets --- little ones and dust them - do not leave them in the tank over nite and count how many your feeding you dont want any left in the tank over nite they come out and bite
And yes I would recommend getting him a new hide I am going to post some decor pieces you can look at for the tank they are nice ones all from petsmart
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/habita ... gid=500116 this piece you can lay in the tank different ways
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/habita ... gid=500116
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/habita ... gid=500116
Look at these pieces and go from there
No colored bulbs -- tank needs darkness so baby gets a good sleep if you need heat at nite get a che ceramic heat emitter--- they produce heat only- that's if your tank is falling below 65 at nite
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Thank you!! We’re outside in the sunlight and his eyes are open and he’s moving on my hand. 🤗. My husband is en route to get new bulbs etc. Thank you all SOOOOOO much!
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:48 am

Please post what you get- for UVB distance plays a key roll here for where it is placed in the tank--- i will help you get it where it needs to be
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:54 am

KarrieRee wrote:Please post what you get- for UVB distance plays a key roll here for where it is placed in the tank--- i will help you get it where it needs to be
Karrie



I will post pictures as soon as we get everything set up!
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:57 am

Ok - outside time 15 minutes in a plastic tote direct sunlight / partial shade-- No longer - you don't want to burn him up- if your holding longer till you can't stand the heat-- if in a tote watch him-- you can do this everyday till you get a UVB
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:03 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok - outside time 15 minutes in a plastic tote direct sunlight / partial shade-- No longer - you don't want to burn him up- if your holding longer till you can't stand the heat-- if in a tote watch him-- you can do this everyday till you get a UVB
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Ok, we did about 10 minutes. Should I go back out? He has perked up significantly since then. Still seems dehydrated but he’s alert and crawling.
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:12 am

Drop water on his nose or spray him or syringe feed water- I would try dropping water on his nose first if he drinks keep doing that till he stops- if you resort to syringe feed slowly go in on the side of his mouth administrator slow let him swallow what you put in you do not want him aspirating- once he starts eating and your feeding salads rinse the greens before serving he will get alit of moisture from them make sure your gut loading his insects he will get moisture- from them as well but more so from the greens-- you can take him out a couple times per day - 15 minutes good sunlight will equal out to about 4 hrs of uvb
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:15 am

Definitely drip some water on him for a drink. Good that you got him outside, ! How warm is it ? You can set him in the grass for a good half hour at a time, if he's in plastic tote you can do the same but should be mottled shade if it's getting hot out.
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:17 am

AHBD wrote:Definitely drip some water on him for a drink. Good that you got him outside, ! How warm is it ? You can set him in the grass for a good half hour at a time, if he's in plastic tote you can do the same but should be mottled shade if it's getting hot out.



I’m dripping water now and he’s licking it. It’s 84 outside. I’m looking for a tote to put him in for the next time we go out.
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:19 am

KarrieRee wrote:Please post what you get- for UVB distance plays a key roll here for where it is placed in the tank--- i will help you get it where it needs to be
Karrie

My husband just called, they only have a UVB 25 in stock. Will that work or should I order the one you listed (10)?
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 am

Yes I recommend a tote you don't want to loose him they are very fast--- just make sure you watch him offer him water and food when you come back in see if he will eat or drink or do both-- once he gets the correct lighting and basking temps I am hoping he will.start eating - is it a zilla fixture? It will work if it is but you need the Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:24 am

The zilla fixture are ok but the bulb is not as good as what I am recommending- let me know
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:26 am

KarrieRee wrote:The zilla fixture are ok but the bulb is not as good as what I am recommending- let me know
Karrie
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The bulb the have for uvb 10 is a compact bulb, not a tube. I think my husband bought the 25. But I can order online. I just don’t want to burn him or have him not get enough.

Also, you guys have been life savers! I’m so grateful.
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:31 am

No compact! They are no good if he got the zilla fixture tube that is fine but you want that Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb--- when he gets home post pics of it -- if it's the zilla T 8 it will need to go inside the tank unobstructed meaning that clear plastic cover over the bulb needs to come off--- distance needs to be 6-8 inches from basking decor directly over it
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby MamaD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:45 am

KarrieRee wrote:No compact! They are no good if he got the zilla fixture tube that is fine but you want that Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb--- when he gets home post pics of it -- if it's the zilla T 8 it will need to go inside the tank unobstructed meaning that clear plastic cover over the bulb needs to come off--- distance needs to be 6-8 inches from basking decor directly over it
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Here’s what they had. Praying it’s ok?![Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Very Lethargic baby Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:50 am

Yes set up like I posted in my last post- you can use long plastic zip ties 3 M Velcro command fasteners-- fishing line- shoe laces potted plant wire hangers- once you get this in and basking temps are what they need to be you should see a difference in his behavior ASAP-- what basking bulb did he get and a digital probe??
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