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Please get rid of the sand! That is calci sand and can cause what is called an impaction. Also the Diet and temps are too low.Dragons do not have to go daily but the soaks will help with dehydration, but you need to add some Pedilayte to the soak water.
Let me start with giving you my care sheet. Once you read it we can discuss what will need to be done to get your Dragon back on track. The sheet has habitat, diet, lighting, substrate, as well as other important info. Joan
1. 0-3 months- baby 2. 3-12 months-juvenile 3. 12-18 months- sub adult 4. 18 months + -adult
1. A UVB light source-best is 10.0 Reptisun that runs the length of your tank. Your dragon must have this light to metabolize calcium. If not he will get metabolic bone disease, a serious condition. You can also take your beardie outside to bask in the sun for 15 minutes each day if your temps are 80 degrees or above outside. You can purchase cages or reptariums from your pet store. Never leave a beardie outside unattended. 2. A basking type light that puts out heat and warmth above basking spot. Your beardie must have warmth to digest food & thrive.
Babies: Warm basking log: 105-125 degrees F Cool side: 85-90 Adults: Warm basking spot: 110-115 Cool side: 80-85 Measure temperatures with a digital probe type thermometer or a temp gun-these are most accurate. Stick on thermometers unreliable.
*Beardies over the age of one year old during the winter months will go into a Brumation like most Reptiles and Herps. It is a form of Hibermnation that is governed by the weather and time of year. The lights should be on a shoter period at this time. Fresh greens should be available during this period. Do not feed live pery during Brumation.
Water: Mist your little one with the spray bottle 3-4 times a day. You can also offer a small dish of water in your enclosure but be sure your dragon is not too small to drown in it. It is recommended that when your beardie is 2 months old you can bathe your baby in a small plastic container with warm water- not hot. It will help them to stay hydrated. As they get older you can move up to the bathroom sink and then to the bathtub. Very important for bath enclosure to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed prior to bath time. Clean between dragons too if bathing more than one.
If you have any further questions feel free to ask. I like to start people off with proper husbandry and then see if I can further assist. Joan
http://www.repticzone.com/articles/fruitsandvegetablesrated.html This is for fruits and Vegetables
We need to continue to do the soaks daily. When you do the soaks please gently massage from snout to vent. The under the tank heater is not helpful. Dragons need heat from above. You need a UVB Flouresant light to supply the simulated sunlight since that is the way The Dragon can metabolize the calcium without the UVB light. You will need to get a digital Probe Thermometer to get an accurate temp. The stick on can be off as much as 20*. As far as diet I would you need to follow the greens diet and I would like you to add some Butternut Squash which will help to help get the stomach moving. You need to see a Herp Vet to have a calcium draw done and to do fecal check for Parasites. The Dragon should be getting callcium on all foods and the Sunlight cannot pebetrate glass to offer UVB. So dierect sunlight needs to come from outside. The diet should be 80% greens and 20% live prey. Joan