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Hi this is Dr. Hill. Please give me a moment to type my full response. Thank you.
It is not unusual for a beardie to not eat for a short time during a shed. What is concerning is that he seemed to become weak. You are right to do the warm water soaks (many times they will drink when in the bath) to aid in shedding. You can use Zilla appetite stimulant to help perk him up and increase his intake. This can be ordered on Amazon and I have used it with success with sick beardies. Make sure that you have his terrarium set up with the right temperature ranges. No less than 75 on the cool side and about 90 on the warm side. He should have a basking spot that is at 100. You want to use a point of use thermometer and not just a thermometer that is attached to terrarium wall. You can get submersible aquarium/terrarium thermometers at most pet stores to help spot check temperatures in the cage. You should also take a fresh fecal sample in to your local veterinarian for evaluation. Please ask any follow up questions. If you are satisfied with my response, then please take time to rate my response. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating. Take care.
I am so sorry. They are such engaging lizards. I hope you are able to share your home and heart with another one in the future. Take care.