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Can you tell me what substrate you are using?
What type of UVB light are you using? Florescent tube or compact coil, strength, brand?
How big is the Dragon snout to tip of tail?
How old is he supposed to be?
He is a little small for his age. He should be at least 12" long for the age. The UVB you bough, should be excheanged for a Reptisun 10.0 florescent tube which is much safer for the Dragon. The compact coil bulbs can affect the eyes causing Photo Kerato Conjunctivitis. The UVB bulb does not give off heat. The basking light is what supplies heat. The red bulbs are actually very dangerous and can cause thermal burns. They can be used at night if the temps drop into the 60's, but should not be used on a regular basis. The tank you have is way too small for the Dragon. They require floor space, so a 40 gallon breeder tank is idea for a Dragon.
The diet is the next issue we have to deal with. Dragons under a year old need to have 80% live prey and 20% veggies. Over a year we reverse the ratios. The live prey should include crickets, roaches, silk worms, phoenix worms and Goliath worms. Meal worms and super worms are too high in chitin which is the hard outer shell. Wax worms are like feeding candy. As far as veggies, lettuce holds no nutritional value and carrots if given too often can actually cause eye problems. I suggest collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, escarole, curly endives butternut squash and various berries for a treat. This is a good food chart: http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutritionframeset.html
to order feeders you can get them here: www.westcoachroaches.com or www.mulberryfarm.com Hopefully this will give you a guidline to help get Kurt Warner back on track and growing into a full size Dragon. Please let me know if you have further questions about the care and I will be happy to continue with you. Joan