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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years and have worked with Dragons for 40 years.
Can you tell me about the tank set up?
UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb and brand?
Diet if eating Veggies/Prey?
Temps in basking area, ambient and cool side?
State to locate a Herp Vet if needed?
Thank-you! If the former owners have not been feeding her or have given poor care I would bet she has a Parasite bloom from the stress. I would like you to start giving her a daily soak in a 50/50 Pedialyte and warm water about 90* for 10 mins. This will hydrate her her through the skin and vent. For the baby food mix Green Bean Baby food with Chicken Baby Food and a pinch of calcium. At her age she needs 80% veggies and 20% live prey. When she does take prey, crickets, dubia roaches, silk worms, phoenix worms and Goliath worms are all acceptable. No Meal worms or super worms.
You are doing everything righ as far as husbandry, so at this point she needs a hands on exam and a Fecal to be done, to see if this is a parasite issue or if there is something else going on. If you will supply a State I can locate soem Herp Vets for you.
How is the Dragon doing? wanted to check back in with you.