Baby bearded dragon not moving much, not eating.


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Hi everyone.

We've had our baby bearded dragon for about a month now. A few days ago he stopped eating, and stopped moving much. He is having trouble walking and when he does move, he kinda drags himself with front and back legs, doesn't support himself up and run around .

I switched from a coil uvb to an arcadia t5 pro about 6 days ago. I had it on the screen, but now I mounted it inside the tank.

He has a basking light and basking spot is around 107. Cool side about 80. Taking temps with a digital probe type thermometer.

Tank is a 20 long.

I've been syringe feeding him repashy grub pie with some calcium powder mixed in. And daily soaks in warm water.

When he was eating on his own he had calcium dusted crickets and mixed greens, but he won't eat on his own at all anymore.

Is there anything else we can do? Couldn't get a vet appointment till next week.
Be careful with the heating pad, some get really hot 🔥 and breadies won't always move off them. I buy the cheap 20 dollar ones from Family Dollar. They don't get all that hot (as long as you don't fold them onto their selves) and they don't shut off automatically so you don't have to keep turning them back on.

KarrieRee Sicko
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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I'm sorry to say that Alfie passed this morning. Little guy fought really hard.

I wish I knew exactly what happened to him. We fell in love with him much more than I thought was possible for a reptile. We will miss him.

Thank you all for the advice and support. It helped a lot.
I am sorry to hear about Alfie - there must of been more going on there than we all knew --- they are fighters -- and yes you do get attached to them -- 💔

Drache613 Sicko
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OH I am so sorry that you lost little Alfie, he definitely tried hard.:cry:
Bless him, I am glad that he was not alone though, he was with you.
My condolences.


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