Hi, I actually just joined so I could get some help with this. My baby bearded dragon won't eat his crickets, and has been getting thinner. I just got him 3-4 weeks ago, and he was eating just fine. His tank mate, who is a little bit older that I just got 1-2 weeks ago, is eating fine and has a great metabolism, and is totally healthy aside from his gimp leg (which may get amputated when he's older.) Anyways, my unhealthy dragon just lays around and sleeps all day. When I try to offer him a cricket with some tweezers he just closes his eyes and tries to ignore it. He was looking really bad last night, so I force fed him about 3 Flucker's freeze dried crickets to keep him going (I know they aren't the best.) Right now he's also in a reptile carrier with 4 live crickets, but hasn't eaten them yet. Lately he's only been eating about 2-4 crickets a day, I know this isn't right because the other one can down at least 10. Oh yeah, other random question, will Vita Sand impact my dragons? What substrates don't impact them? OWNER INFO This is my first bearded dragon. I live in Texas. PERSONAL HISTORY (Dragon) Dragons name: Barba/Volvagia Age, weight and length if you know? Naymliss was born sometime in May. Not sure of his/her weight. Naymliss is about 6 or 7 inches long from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. How long with you? About 3 weeks. What is his condition recently and if it changed, when? Within the last week. His condition is as described above. Is he active, clear eyes and bright? Not very active. Eyes are clear and bright. Is the beard, chest or tail tip darker than the rest or than normal? Sometimes his beard gets darker, like last night when he looked awful. It's normal now. Walking/moving normally? Yes. Any physical features that do not appear normal? No. From Breeder or Pet Store? (this may make a difference) Pet store. Has he every been treated by a vet, No. If yes, for what and what meds were used/dosed and time if know? Basking or sleeping during the day? All the time. Is he going to the bathroom, how often? Neither of them poop very much, Naymliss poops less. I have no idea how often these guys are supposed to poop. If not, when was the last time? No idea. Is it formed/normal or runny/smelly? Normal poops. Alone or with others? With one tank mate. If with others, what sex"? Not sure yet. Soaking or misting at all and how often? They soak in their water dish for several hours a day, more or less. ENCLOSURE Set up info tank size? They have a rock cave, a climbing branch, and one of those half logs and a food and water dish. I forget how big the tank is and I don't have anything to measure it with. It's at least 24 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches, if I had to give an estimate. I suck at estimates Dx Temps -what do you use for heat? Infrared heating lamp, not sure what temperature. Basking point? No idea Cool area? Under a cave What are you measure it with? ?? What Substrate? One of those terrarium liner mat things. UVB Lights type (detailed) what brand, model, and length or wattage is it? The bulb itself is a Zilla night red heat bulb. 2.5" L X 2.5" W X 4.5" H;Red;150 Watts How old? About 3 weeks. How close to UVB light when he bask? 6 inches away, but usually off center with it. What hours for day/night? ?? Do you use any type of nighttime heat, if so what? Just the heat bulb. FOOD How is his appetite? IS there a change? His appetite has decreased a LOT. He used to eat the right amount of crickets, but now he eats 1-4 crickets on his own each day for less than a week. What size, kind and how many/much insects does he eat daily? Live small crickets gut loaded and powdered with rep-cal. What do you feed the insects normally? Flucker's cricket feed. Is the dragon eating greens/veggies? No, I offer these to him but he won't eat them. My other dragon does, however. What and how much? Collard greens, dandelion greens. Supplements? Just a sprinkle of rep-cal. What kind of calcium/how often? Rep-cal. Any time he eats. What kind of vitamins how often? No vitamins. How are these given to him? Powdered crickets, a little bit of powder on veggies too. Is there any additional information that might be of use? The more you can tell us, the better others can help you with suggestions. No additional information.