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Are the Dragons housed together?
Can you tell me about the set up?
UVB light linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb, brand?
Diet prey Veggies?
temps in basking area, ambient temps and cool side?
State to locate Herp Vet if needed?
what substrate do you have for the tanks?
what is the strength of the UVB bulb? Is it a 2.0, 5.0, 8.0 or 10.0?
Please remove the sand asap. It is deadly and may be a part of the problem. Sand is sold as a safe edible substrate but turns into a concrete like substance in the gut causing lack of appetite. Next issue is diet. We never feed meal worms or sure worms. They are high in chitin the hard outer shell and not digestible. You should be feeding dubia roaches, crickets, silk worms or Phoenix worms. The Veggies are also an issue. Kale and spinach bind calcium. Acceptable vegges include collards, dandelion greens, mustard greens, escarole, curly endives, butternut squash ans some berries for treats. You need to bump up the the temps. Basking area needs to go up to 105-110, the ambient temp at mid 90's and cool side at 80's. A digital probe thermometer or temp gun are most accurate.
If it is as I suspect ingested sand we need to continue the soaks at 90*F and massage the abdomen. We need to start some emergency feeding by giving some chicken baby food mixed with calcium and drop on the snout and allow it to be licked off. This also may be a parasite issue. I do suggest a Herp Vet visit and I can locate some for you with a State.
I am hoping with the few changes it will help, but husbandry plays a big part in the heath of the Dragon. Please let me know about if you need a Herp Vet. When I have addressed your concerns, please take a moment to rate my service 5 stars, so I can be compensated by the site for answers.
Two ways of increasing temps, Use a second basking bulb or higher watt bulb and the other way is to use a mercury vapor bulb which not only acts as a basking bulb, but it also has a nice UVB output and is good for a year Vs the linear tube which is only good for 6 months.