My Name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet Tech for 35 years and have worked with Reptiles over 40 years.
Is the sand Play sand or Calci Sand>
UVB, strength, age, brand,
Thank you for the added information. The Water Dragon requires twpbulb a full spectrum baskingbulb which is importantfor digestion and warmth and UVB which is the 150 is equivelebt to a Reptisun10.0/. The UVB bulb isonly good for 6 months and needs to be replaced every 6 months because it gives light but no UVB Rays.
The sand is made of calcium carbonate which is the same thing Rolaids or tums are made of. It hardens in the intestinal tract and stomach and becomes hard when a lot has been ingested. That causes a blockage.
We need to get as much sand to pass through by giving warm soaks and gently massaging the abdomen snout to Vent where they pass stool. To help it pass we cam give some prune beby food on the snout and allow t I would also add a he75 watt basking light to add the warmth.
Calcium should be given 5 days a week and a Vitamin 2 days a week.
Water Dragon to lick it off. wait 45 mins and do a warm soak and abdominal massage. That will help move the sand.
I WE canwold try to see if this helps. If the WD is not eating, we can start some emergency feeding of some chicken baby food and add a pinch of clacium and drop on the snout and allow to lick it off repeat until full and do this a few times a day.
If this does not gethim feeling better then a Herp Vet visit will be needed and I will give you a list in this link for Herp Vets:
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