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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years and have worked with Bearded Dragons for 40 years.
Can you tell me about the set up?
Age of Dragon?
UVB light, linear tibe or compact coil, strength, brand and age of blb?
Temps in Basking area, ambient temp and cool side?
Has weather gotten cooler where you are?
Do you have a UVB light or is the light you are using a UVB and not have a Basking Bulb? This is very important in knowing what is happening.
Type of substrate used?
Please stop the meal worms as they are not a suitable feeder for Dragons. The acceptable feeders are Silk worms, Phoenix worms, Crickets, Dubia roaches and goliath worms. The meal worms are too high in chitin and can cause blockages and the super worms are too high in fat content.
Did you have questions about this information or need further help?
Thank-you for that information. What you just described is a sign of Metabolic Bone Disease. UVB lights are only good for 6 months. Can you tell me the strength, Brand, age and is the UVB a linear tube or compact coil? Do you use a calcium supplement and how often do you give it?