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its getting really bad now hes soo skinny, vets gave him worming and antibiotics meds,, his temps are fine and hes not compacted. i have got a whole new set up and seperated him from my female. another professional told me to bring him out of burmation so i changed his daylight hrs and still wont eat , i have no one else to ask :-( now he just looks so sick and wont move and sits in the cool end , PLEASE HELP! X
 

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Hi ya, just few thoughts (im no expert!) It could be that your female was the dominant beardie so was taking all the food/basking spot etc. He may improve over time now they're seperated.

Also what bulbs are you using?
Food you're providing?
What are the exact temperatures?

The lack of immediate improvement could be down to initial relocation stress. Maybe something in his environment (in his viv).

Finally, did the vet do a full test (for example, parasite test).

I really hope he gets better soon!!
 

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thank you for reply, the bulb is a new 1 mth old repti glo (i think its glo) 10.0 strip light, food i did supply was crickets, locust, meal worms (in moderation) waxworms (1 a day) usually for dessert lol. all sorts of fruit (berrys ,apples, grapes), veg (carrots, peas ), greens like kale and herbs (parsley), i did start feeding baby food making sure it had all the right ingreadiance in which he is more than happy to lick up by syringe just to get food into him but many people i spoke to said not to so i stopped about 2 weeks ago. my temps usually are around 85 cool 95 hot and 105 basking, i didnt actually move him from his viv i moved my female out as didnt want to stress him any more ( shes still fine ) the only 1 thing that changed when he stopped eating was when me female became gravid ?? and like you said now she is alot bigger than him shes now become the dominant one. the vet just felt his belly said hes not compacted and gave me worming meds and antibiotics NO fecial test was done. she said if all else fails ill have to take him to the specialist which is around 100 miles away and i really dont no how much with travel etc that is going to cost me as iv spent 100s now on trying to do what i can to make him better.
 

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I'm no expert either but if he is happy tacking from a syringe then carry on but blend your on food for him with suppliments, I would also syringe water for him as well.
Hope all goes well for you.
 

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is he still on antibiotics and worming treatments?
You really shouldn't just treat for worms unless you're 100% he has them and obviously this would mean your female has them too surely?
The problem with worming and antibiotics is they kill a lot of good stuff in the stomach of the animal and can create little or no appetite in the animal.
It might be worth uping your temperatures too just to see if he'll then bask on his own accord.
 

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thank you peeps, i will look online for samples to be sent away . and yes i do put water in the syrange, the worming and antibiotics were 3 and 6 day courses he did around a mth ago along with sepetating them new uvb bulb etc , then also tryed the bringing him out of burmation around 2 weeks ago hmmm :-(
 

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As everybody else is saying a fecal test is probably going to be a must, just to be 100% sure there isnt something wrong on the outside, however checking the outside is just as important have you checked the outside for external parasites such as mites. Mites where nearly the death of all 3 of my bearded dragons, all of them became very skinny, lost nearly all colour, went off their food and where very lethargic and looked like they where about to die.

Does your bearded dragon drink from either a syringe or water dish and if so it might be worth while buying a water based calcium supplement just to ensure that they are aleast getting some calcium.

Or alternativley you could try baiting him with a pinkie mouse, because atleast if he does take it then he will be getting alot of calcium and nutrients and hes had a decent meal aswell.
 

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iv looked at the price for a test and its nearly £40 so will have to wait till end of mth till i get paid but then he hasnt pooped in weeks :-/, i do syringe him water and i did mix up his calcium powder in with it and the babyfood i supplyed , iv tryed so many diffrent things now and if im honist i keep expecting him to be dead when i check on him :-( .
 

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You could try giving him Avipro Plus, either in his drinking water or in his bath water to give him a boost. You can buy it online or your vet may have it. My beardie was wormed recently and went off his food for a week, I gave him a bath in the Apripro a couple of days ago and he was up like a lark this morning, ate some morios and has generally been a lot more like his old self. So I'd recommend this, along with the others' suggestions.

Also, to stimulate a bowel movement, you could massage his stomach when he's in a warm bath, or give him a little olive oil to help things along - both have worked with my dragon.

Best of luck!
 

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As already stated a warm bath but not too hot an gently rub it's stomach for the duration of the bath, I would of said try feeding something such as tomatoes, butternut squash carrot etc or even pumpkin to cause a sort of laxative effect but if he's not eating then that's no good, try offering him a pinkie mouse he might take it if he smells it and it will do him
The world of good if he does.


Failing that you will have to try and get that fecal test done as soon as possible.
 
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