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SICK WATER DRAGON PLEASE HELP!!

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Posted by: AmberJade at Mon Oct 17 11:34:23 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AmberJade ]  
   

Hello all

I have owned my Chinese water dragon for around 4 and a half years, exactly 12 days ago he stopped eating completely no greens no meat food IE crickets worms fuzzes anything and WILL not accept of even consider anything. Day six i took him into our exotic vet and and he ran a ultrasound on him and also a blood test iam still waiting on the blood test he then told me that he is not lethargic and at this point there is nothing to worry about. He is BLOATED and has a slight hard spot below his rib cage and in front of his hind legs. ( i believe he is impacted he has not had a bowel movement in 12 days and maybe even more) we have been giving him warm bath about 4 inches of water and two cap full of mineral oil and plenty of tummy massages ( which the vet did once as well ) On that not i have never seen him react the way he is now, His name is spaz for a reason and the fella i had bathing him yesterday could turn him right on his back in his palm this is for sure the most unusual thing ever he is almost like in a state of sleep when he is in the tub eyes closed and just basically limp to a degree. we have cleaned his 72 quart water bowl out to see if there was and bowl movements and also there was one white sack about the size of three coffee beans??

iam having trouble getting pics up

he has three different parches in his cage the hottest being 97f , the middle being 90-92 f and the coolest being 87 f

he has a 10 UV bulb which he can get anywhere from 12 inches to 4 inches away all bulbs have been changes out just last month in the water tub there is a heater and a water fall and also a air bubbler

his cage dimensionā€™s are 4ā€™ x 3ā€™ x 4ā€™

can anyone please advise what to do or if anyone has experienced this first hand and has any info please help me out he was my first of many reptiles i want to make sure he has every chance possible

if someone can help me post would be awesome good

ty

p.s. we have tried taking him to the vet and he said he didnt know what was wrong. I have more faith in our knowledge, than that of one person!


   

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