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Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with a specialty in Reptiles. I need to ask some questions to assist you.
Was the Dragon passing normal stools?
Temps in Basking area, warm side and cool side?
How old was the UVB light?
Did you feed any other prey other than meal worms?
Have you ever had a fecal or exam done?
Did you use and supplements?
Meal worms should not be fed to a Dragon. They cannot properly digest the chitin which is the hard outer shell. They should be getting Crickets, silk worms, Phoenix worms or dubia roaches. If under a year of age they should be getting 80 live prey and 20% veggies daily and over a year 80% veggies and 20% live prey. You should be feeding Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, escarole and curly endives. Butternut squash and various berries are great for a treat. The Veggies should be put in fresh daily, and done about an hour after lights on.
The substrate should be a solid one. I suggest cage carpet, tile or paper. Loose substrates are deadly for Dragons.
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