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Hello Carl, I'm Dr. Deb. I recently came online and see that your question hasn't been answered. I'm sorry that you've had to wait for a reply.I do have a few questions to ask about Drazil first so that I can provide you with the best possible answer and so that I have an idea of his situation.
6. What veggies do you feed Drazil?I apologize for so many questions but the answers will help point me in one direction or another.
There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb
Carl: Thanks for your patience.Your diet looks good with perhaps a slight modification as I'll mention below and your husbandy looks good as well. The red pepper your friend fed him was fine and wouldn't be expected to cause this problem. I suspect that Drazil may have a parasite issue. This is fairly common for dragons who eat a diet of live prey and veggies. Live prey can transmit coccidia, giardia and pinworms while veggies can transmit giardia.You'll want to have a fresh fecal (stool sample) checked by a reptile vet (see below) who can then prescribe appropriate medication but for now, these are my suggestions:1. Soak him in Dioralyte and warm water (50/50) for 30 minutes twice a day which can help replace electrolytes and rehydrate him.2. I would start him on a probiotic such as Bene Bac which is available at most pet supply stores. Just follow the label as to dosage based on body weight. (LINK).3. As far as diet is concerned, you might want to consider silk worms or phoenix worms which are a somewhat better source of nutrition when it comes to live prey. (LINK)If you don't have a good reptile specialist, this LINK and this LINK will help you find one.I hope this helps and I wish you the best with Drazil. Again, my apologies for the delayed response to you. Deb