The basking temperature is 90-95 degrees F. The temperature reader is a stick-on that you attach to the inside of the tank. And this reader is only on the basking side so im not sure what the temperature is on the cool side.
I feed it "juvenile bearded dragon food" pellets that i moisten and crush up into a pile and mix in some calcium powder. I also tear up tiny pieces of lettuce and carrots in put it in the pellets/ food bowl.
Thank you so much for your very detailed procedure to helping Spike!
Today I went shopping for some of the things you mentioned worth buying. I wasn't able to get everything because I'm a college student with limited funds though. But I'll tell you what I did buy:
I bought eco-carpet in place of the sand substrate. I replaced the 5.0 UVB light with the 10.0 UVB light. I bought a 60 watt incandescent bulb and replaced it with the red light so I now have a 100 watt incandescent bulb and the 60 watt incandescent bulb in the dual light fixture I have. The fixture is currently shining on a new tree-like stump that I bought today that is very very close to the screen/ light fixture but far enough way that it won't burn Spike. I bought a digital temperature but it's the one that is like a radar gun where you point at a certain spot and it reads the temperature. The temperature at the top of the stump ranges from around 105-130 F. I also bought pedialyte and have given Spike a warm bath with the 1/2 and 1/2 mixture for 20 minutes.
Spike seemed pretty active afterward. After the bath, I put Spike on the high part of the stump that was around 105-130 F. He stayed put for a bit but then moved down to a lower part of the stump that was around 95-100 F when I took a temperature reading. He seems to be content with where he is basking and he actually seems to be more alert and lively than before. Before, he wouldn't even budge if i tapped on the glass of the tank or poked him to make sure he wasn't dead or anything. I've definitely seen him move more today than any of the days this past week.
I wasn't able to get any veggies or baby mix meal that you mentioned from a store cause I ran out of money on my debit card. I did buy some freeze-dried crickets though and sprinkled calcium powder in the container and placed some in his food bowl. I of course crushed up the crickets fine enough so that no piece is bigger than the space between his eyes (or at least i think so). I put the food pellets in the food bowl as well.
So, where exactly do we go from here? I'll of course continue to do the baths with pedialyte and try to go out sometime soon to get some veggies for him. Let me know what you think. Thanks!