is a little "special"
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
Well your UVB is definatly not a problem- ReptiSun 10.0 is one of the best. And if your temps are good then he should be fine with digesting stuff. I know they dont eat when they go into brumation, but they shouldnt be losing weight when they brumate.
The only other thing I can think of is impaction. Do you keep him on a loose substrate, like sand, walnut shells, bark, wood shavings, ect? Or did he eat any bugs that might have been to big or anything else out of the ordinary? Is he still going to the bathroom, or did he stop going a little while before he stopped eating?
Giving him a warm soak would probably help him, weather he is impacted or not. When I rescued my baby beardie, he was extremly dehydrated and that was the main reason he wouldnt eat. After you soak him, let him bask for 30 min or so, and try offering some more bugs. If he still wont eat that, try syringe feeding him some baby food and some pedialyte (Sp?) or Gaterade... Most wont be able to resist that! And the Pedialyte or Gaterade will help replace electrolytes and give him some more energy.
When you are at the vets, it wouldnt hurt to get him tested for parasites too, because that can make them lose weight.
If he has had a rough past, it could just be his time too. But he doesnt seem to be that old, so maybe not.
Keep us updated! I hope he gets better!
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