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Has anything changed that could have caused this? Cage temperatures / lighting or something new in the room? What type of "tank" is he in - a wooden vivarium or a glass tank? Glass tanks can sometimes cause this if you don't cover the sides up - the beardie can feel a bit exposed and can often see the reflection of another beardie in the glass. How heavy is he?

I'd be tempted to stop handling him and getting him out until this is sorted - if he's just having a bit of a confidence crisis then he needs to be left alone to get him feeling a bit more safe and secure in his cage. You could also try switching to a different type of livefood (try locusts, roaches or a different colour of cricket) - sometimes a change will encourage them to eat more. I'd stop with the waxworms entirely until you've got this sorted out as well - the last thing you need is him deliberately not eating crickets (which are good for him) on the off chance that he'll get waxworms (or mealworms) later.

If he's basking all day it's possible that the cage is a little cool for him - what sort of colour is he when he's basking? Dark? You could try using a rock that's an inch or two taller to make his basking spot a bit higher and hotter. You could also try getting a reflector for the UV light (around £5-10) - they usually increase the UV intensity by around 80%. Although it's unlikely to be the cause of this, more intense UV will often make dragons more active and it could help him.
 
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