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My dragon acts like hes dead after i changed s light why

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my dragon acts like hes dead after i changed his light why
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Age of Dragon?

Substrate?

Diet Veggies/Prey?

Supplements?

UVB light age of bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?

Basking light,

Temps in the basking area, warm side and cool side?

Joan

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
5 month lettace apples squash pears crickets mealworms calcuim powder on all food 80 to 90 new lights everything new
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
he acts like he wants to bite ,dont want me to pick him up
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

Supplements?

UVB light age of bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?

Basking light?

Substrate?

Joan

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
dont know what your asking he has daylight and nightlight .what is substrate?
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

substrate is the bedding you use. Dragons need tow types of bulbs in the day time, a UVB and a Basking bulb. I need to know if you have a UVB light is it a long bulb or a small coil bulb, the strength and brand. I need to know if you use suppliments.

Joan

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
have to go to work look for answer in the morning
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

I cannot give you a complete answer until I know about the information. I do know from what you have said so far you have some major husbandry issues that need corrections.

I will continue with you in the Am.

Joan

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
his substrate is sand ,thanks anyway hes better this morning i switched his light back
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

You have some Major issues with Husbandry and if you would like to continue I would happy to assist you to make the corrections. Please let me k now or I can close the question.