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Could use a little help please.

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Posted by: josephschmidt at Fri Apr 8 06:10:32 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by josephschmidt ]  
   

Hello all,
I am an experienced snake keeper new to lizards and am having a bit of difficulty. 
I recently bought a group of dragons from a breeder here on ks. 
In the group is 1.0 silk male and 5 misc het and pos het females ranging from 10-50 grams. Now my problem is this. A couple of the dragons are not looking so hot. thin,sluggish, eyes closed a lot, uninterested in eating and drinking little.
I aquired them last week on Tuesday. Since then I have been feeding and offering appropriately sized bugs and greens multiple times a day. while some of the dragons are doing great and growing like crazy,, A couple are defiantly not that interested in eating(maybe a bug or two daily).I offer dusted roaches, crickets and, wealworns through out the day and there is always fresh greens available. They are housed individually. With temps that are 75-80 on the cool with a hot spot of a little over 100 surface temp provided by using 38 watt house bulbs. My temps are measured with a probed thermometer and my air temps with a pe2 from tempguns.  I am using 10.0 uvb for the scaled dragons at the recomended distance of 20 inches and a 5.0 for the silk at the same distance which is a little farther away then recommended he is a trans and want to be careful of his eyes. he seems to be doing fine minus a little experience needed on my end helping him shed.
There night time temps drop down to the low 70's. they are kept on paper towels with a single brick in the hotspot. I have been giving baths every couple days to avoid dehydration. i also offer water from a baby bird syringe a couple times daily. 
I asked the breeders what to do a few days ago they told me about some stuff called acidophiliz . ??
they said it is a stomach conditioner and to give a drop a day for a week and that should help get them eating and feeling better as it adds biological organisms to the digestive track. 
I ordered it Tuesday so should be arriving today. 
I am getting a bit concerned about 2 of the 6.
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