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Small appetite or something else

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:37 am
by Audsh
Hi, I'm new the the forum and to rankins dragons. And our little dragon is worrying us, please help
Stitch is a 6/8 month old Rankins Dragon. We have him since early feb, so 7 weeks. When we got him we were told he was a picky eater. He was also The smallest of the 5 rankins he was with, they are still in the pet shop and are now roughly double his size. He has never really eaten well for us. We have tried him on crickets, locusts, mealworms and he is currently having calciworms and wax worms and we give him veg everyday but he never eats it. He doesnt seem to have a big appetite and will eat anywhere between 1 and 7 insects a day, he always eats crickets the least. He also only poos every couple of days( normal looking poo) He currently weighs 48g, he was 46g when we got him, he is about 9 inches long. A few weeks ago we had him to a vet who kept him for 3 days to syringe feed him to try and increase his appetite and get him matter how many times i asked, the vet would not test him for parasites, he said they tended not to get them cos they wernt really around other animals. since we got him home he is still the same. some days he is active(but not as much as he should be, i think) and some days he just hides. he is in a 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 ft viv. a 10.0 t8 uvb 24in tube(bought in feb) and a basking spot bulb. temp is 35-39 under the basking bulb and roughly 25 in the cool end. we recently added a dimming thermostat in case temps were the problem. Lights are on a timer from 7am to830 pm. I am out of ideas for what to do next, he is my daughters pet and we both cant help worrying. Is he just a little dragon with a little appetite? or could it be something else? Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Small appetite or something else

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am
Hi there, I replied on your other thread in the health section.

Re: Small appetite or something else

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:43 am
by Audsh
Thanks. I put up tge pics