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I need help ASAP!

Postby Greeneyedgal87 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:05 pm

I don’t know what’s wrong with my baby![Click image to enlarge]

He sleeps all day, hardly moves. He’s been like this for the last 3 days. He seems lethargic. And today he had a runny stool.
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Re: I need help ASAP!

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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby Gormagon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:27 pm

Can you give us some more information like... Symptoms?
Give us a rundown of his enclosure
Basking temps
Warm end temps
cool end temps

Type and brand of UVB
Hours of daylight provided
Substrate
What are you feeding him?

All of these things are VERY important to get right for his survival!!!
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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby AHBD » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Al the questions that Gormagon asked are super important. The right uvb + heat are VERY critical to a baby's health. It's probably nothing you've done wrong at all but possibly a sick baby from the start or else the wrong lighting sold by the pet store.


The baby looks dehydrated, for now drip some water on his nose so he can drink as much as he wants.
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Postby Greeneyedgal87 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:50 pm

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This is the bulbs and spray plus water, calcium, he has floor substitute. Since he has been lethargic, I figured he might be dehydrated so I spray him at least 2-3 times a day and I’ve been sitting him in warm baths in my hands. I got super excited when he decided to swim yesterday. He was eating crickets and greens. He loved green peppers. My son accidentally fed him large crickets. A few days ago. ( I was pretty upset) so I feared he might have an impacted bowel... but he’s been going. Today was the first day I noticed loose stool. I keep the heat lamp in all day all night but the uv bulb will go off around my bed time.
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Re: I need help ASAP!

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Postby Greeneyedgal87 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Do babies go into brumation?
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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby Gormagon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:24 pm

Greeneyedgal87 wrote:Do babies go into brumation?

No, they do not.
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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby destiny1998 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Hi. See you have a compact uvb. That needs to be replaced with a reptisun 10.0 t5. Also is that a CHE? If so he needs a bright white basking light.
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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:40 pm

If the hatchling wont take water (dripped on it's snout) , try nice juicy hornworms or silkworms (about 1 inch long, silkworms are much more nutritious than hornworms, both are juicey and will help hydrate him nicely).
I'd suggest 1 meal per day of silkworms (he'll likely take 4 - 6 in a sitting) , the other two meals the usual insects he's currently being offered.

At the very least : move the UVB compact so it's UNDER the mesh or at least cut a hole in the mesh so it's not being shaded by the mesh (which is quite fine and will be blocking about 45% of the UV).

Is the compact a 13W or a 26W compact ? if it's a 13W , take it back and exchange for an Exo Terra 26W UVB200 , these are very good for a compact and will work well in a SMALL tank.

Keep him warmer than 24 degC overnight, will help him digest his food overnight.
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Re: I need help ASAP!

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 pm

Greeneyedgal87 wrote:[Click image to enlarge]

This is the bulbs and spray plus water, calcium, he has floor substitute. Since he has been lethargic, I figured he might be dehydrated so I spray him at least 2-3 times a day and I’ve been sitting him in warm baths in my hands. I got super excited when he decided to swim yesterday. He was eating crickets and greens. He loved green peppers. My son accidentally fed him large crickets. A few days ago. ( I was pretty upset) so I feared he might have an impacted bowel... but he’s been going. Today was the first day I noticed loose stool. I keep the heat lamp in all day all night but the uv bulb will go off around my bed time.


NO BATHS please, a sick , lethargic dragon can drown very quickly , and it can also aspirate water into it's lungs which is a very dangerous thing and will likely result in a very serious respiratory infection.
If that dish in the tank is a water dish , remove it.

I recommend replacing shade cloth type hammock with nice tree twig or a nice piece of bark , or a even investing in a medium sized HUBBAHUT to double as a beginner hide & basking platform all in one. The fine mesh is a serious nail snagging hazard for dragons because of their curled nails , once snagged a dragon can do serious injuries trying to unsnag itself.

Feeding , refer to this for suitable sized insects : viewtopic.php?f=18&t=242393
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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