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Postby Buddhasmm » Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 am

So my bearded dragon is very I'll. He's very weak doesn't move much he barely opens his eyes and doesn't want to eat. I do not know what to do. I've assisted/force fed him couple crickets that's about it. I also gave him warm water bath. If you need any additional info please ask.
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Re: Please help

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 22, 2018 2:18 pm

When did this start? Can you provide some details about his setup, lighting, etc? It would be helpful if you can post some photos of him and his setup. You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button. Do you have any experienced reptile vets in the area you could bring him to for a checkup?
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Re: Please help

Postby Buddhasmm » Tue May 22, 2018 8:07 pm

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So the tank is about 20 gallons I use 75w uva light and 100w baskin spot light. This started to happen since 3-4 days ago I noticed he didn't eat that much and got really weak. I think I messed up by buying crickets that were way too big but the other beardy didn't get sick so maybe that's not the problem.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Please help

Postby CooperDragon » Wed May 23, 2018 5:28 am

Is there a UVB source too? Since two are together it's possible that one is monopolizing resources such as basking areas and food which could be causing the other one to have trouble.
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Re: Please help

Postby Buddhasmm » Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 am

Okay so I think the other light is uvb that's the 75w one but I'm not sure I'm at work I'll check when I get back. Could it be anything else?
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Re: Please help

Postby CooperDragon » Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am

It could just be illness. Sometimes they just aren't healthy from the start for one reason or another. it's hard for me to say for sure though. You could try taking him outside to sit on your lap if the weather is nice. Sometimes the natural sunlight helps perk them up. It's great for them either way. I would consider separating them in case it does have to do with intimidation or resource monopolization though.
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Re: Please help

Postby Buddhasmm » Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 pm

Hey so I separated them right now and I'm going to keep force feeding him I'm going to buy a syringe but can you tell me what's the best baby food to force feed them?
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Re: Please help

Postby CooperDragon » Thu May 24, 2018 3:25 am

I've had good luck offering sweet potato, green beans, and squash baby foods.
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Re: Please help

Postby Buddhasmm » Fri May 25, 2018 5:54 pm

So yeah I'm going to post updates. What I did is split the tank in half so and out the lights down the middle so both of them have warm side and cooler side. I started to force feed the weak baby with small crickets and baby sweet potato food. The weak one still doesn't move much and sleeps most of the day. It seems like he went into hibernation stage. Idk what else to do so I'm just going to have to force feed him. Hopefully he wakes up and becomes more active and gets better. Here's some pictures.
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Re: Please help

Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 25, 2018 7:57 pm

If they refuse to eat and resist force feeding there isn't a whole lot else to do. It usually means there is an underlying problem though. Have you tried taking him out into the sunshine a bit?
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