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My bearded dragon of ~8 years is acting very lethargic.

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Hi,
My bearded dragon of ~8 years is acting very lethargic. Only movements today were breathing and blinking. Now he doesn't blink and his limbs feel stiff. Mouth is closed. Head and neck feel somewhat warm, but skin feels drier than usual. There are no open reptile vets in my town. :( I can only diagnose what I see. Can you help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hello,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue. Bearded Dragons are one of my specialties.Can you tell me about the set up?Do you have a UVB light, linear tube, compact coilstrength, or Mercury Vapor Bulb?Basking bulb?Substrate?Normal diet prey/Veggies?Supplements?Temps in Basking area warm side and cool side?If you pinch the back foot is there any reflex action, like pulling away?Joan