• not moving
  • reduced appetite
  • doesn’t struggle when grabbed
  • struggles weakly when grabbed


  • low basking temps
  • too hot
  • not enough UVB
  • not enough food
  • illness


Lethargy is a very generic problem that is usually a symptom of a larger problem in the lizard’s health, husbandry, or both. If your plated lizard is acting tired or sluggish with reduced appetite, reevaluate your husbandry and schedule an appointment with a reptile vet. They will be able to diagnose any underlying health issues causing the lethargy.

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