I'm having a problem with one of my dragons. He was a fairly healthy eater, but nothing like his tank mate. One of them is about 2 months old and the other is about 2 1/2 months old. I got them after the death of my bearded dragon, Falcore.
Anyway, Snafu is the younger of the 2. We got him about 3 weeks ago, and 2 days later we got Lepirsi. Snafu was only slightly smaller than Lepirsi, but over the course of the past 3 weeks, Lepirsi seems to have at least doubled in size, while Snafu doesn't really seem to have grown much at all.
When they are fed, I stay at the cage to make sure they both have plenty of food, as Lepirsi tries to dominate Snafu.
Snafu was eating about 3 or 4 crix, 1 meal worm, and small amt. of veggies 3 times a day. On Tuesday he wouldn't eat at all. On Wednesday I got him to eat 1 meal worm. On Thursday when he wouldn't eat breakfast, so I took him to the vet.
The vet said he looked fine. He was very alert. I had no stool sample to take in, as he hadn't been eating. I asked her if this could be a parasite problem. She said yes. I asked her if de-worming him would be harmful if he didn't have them. She said no, so I asked her to do it.
I picked up Snafu the same evening. When he got home, I got him to eat 2 meal worms...but he hasn't eaten since then.
I called the vet back yesterday to tell her. She didn't have much to say.
My husbandry is excellent, having had a Bearded Dragon before.
I have 2 set ups. One is a 55 gal and the other a 40 gal. UVA/UVB, basking, gradient temp throughout both... I thought maybe Lepirsi was intimidating Snafu into not eating somehow, so I put Lepirsi in the other cage (I didn't want to move Snafu, for fear of causing him stress), but he still wouldn't eat. Moving Lepirsi only seemed to upset him, as the two of them pawed at the glass trying to get in each other's cage. I put a partition between the cages so they couldn't see each other, but it didn't help, so I put them back in the same cage, and they both seemed content, although Snafu is not as alert as he was or should be.
The only thing I can think of is possibly an impaction.
I have read about giving Bearded Dragonís enemas, but would never attempt it. That is something for the vet.
Has anyone else ever had this kind of problem?