7 month old dragon sometimes lethargic

TacoDragon21

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I have a 7 month old bearded dragon I purchased from a breeder when he was 2 months old. Over the past couple days he's been eating less bugs and salad and has been hiding in the corner of his tank looking lethargic. It's hard to tell if he's sick.

He hasn't shed in 2 weeks, which is unusual. He also only wants to eat bugs once a day now instead of his usual twice a day.

Here's my set up:

40 gallon breeder tank
36" reptisun 10.0 uvb
100 watt Basking bulb maintaining 100-110°F temperature
Humidity is between 37-40%
Substrate is non-adhesive textured shelf liner

Feeding rotation:
1/2"-3/4" dubia roaches about 10
Calci worms
Wax worms as treats
Occasional super worms and horn worms
Collard greens
Butternut squash

I give him a bath once a week, but have been potty training by putting him in warm water in the tub 5 minutes until he goes.

His thighs look like you can see his hip bones since he's been eating less. I'm contemplating calling the vet. Should I be concerned?
 

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KarrieRee

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I have a 7 month old bearded dragon I purchased from a breeder when he was 2 months old. Over the past couple days he's been eating less bugs and salad and has been hiding in the corner of his tank looking lethargic. It's hard to tell if he's sick.

He hasn't shed in 2 weeks, which is unusual. He also only wants to eat bugs once a day now instead of his usual twice a day.

Here's my set up:

40 gallon breeder tank
36" reptisun 10.0 uvb
100 watt Basking bulb maintaining 100-110°F temperature
Humidity is between 37-40%
Substrate is non-adhesive textured shelf liner

Feeding rotation:
1/2"-3/4" dubia roaches about 10
Calci worms
Wax worms as treats
Occasional super worms and horn worms
Collard greens
Butternut squash

I give him a bath once a week, but have been potty training by putting him in warm water in the tub 5 minutes until he goes.

His thighs look like you can see his hip bones since he's been eating less. I'm contemplating calling the vet. Should I be concerned?
Is your uvb unobstructed?
 

TacoDragon21

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Is the basking decor directly under the uvb 8-10 inches? Please post a pic of him and if he's losing weight I would take a fecal in to the vet and have it tested for parasites- please no enemas- they can end in disaster-
No, it's on a separate side of the tank. He usually jumps between the two to get what he needs.
 
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