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  • I recently purchased a Chinese Water Dragon from a woman who was moving. His living conditions were poor and he had not been properly taken care of: the previous owner had no UVB light, night light, or humidifier. Now my Water Dragon will not eat at all. I have a humidifier and a heat lamp that keeps the terrarium warm, I change the water daily, have cleaned his cage twice and replaced all dirt and bark. He seems very lethargic in his cage and will not pay any mind to food when it is introduced. Should we bring him in for a check-up or is there something we can do from home?

    I recommend that you take your water dragon in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. It’s concerning that the issues have been going on for two weeks. Your veterinarian can talk to you about living conditions, as well as let you know what may be going on with him. With him acting lethargic and not eating, he needs to be seen as soon as possible. Good luck.


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