Weird Beardie Poo

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Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:30 am

Hi! I just joined, so sorry if this has already been answered. I have a 1 1/2 year old male Beardie named Simba. He lives in a 40 gal breeder tank with reptile carpet. I fed him mealworms but he couldn't digest them so I changed to super worms and Dubia roaches. Recently Simba has had some runny poops. And when I take him out of his cage b/c he is "glass surfing" he lifts his tail like he's gonna poo, but a clear, mostly odorless, liquid comes out. :shock:
Thoughts?
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:53 pm

Hi there, what are the temps. in the tank and how do you measure them ? It may not be quite hot enough for him to digest his food properly. Can you post pics of the set up ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them

If he's having trouble going poo you can use some natural laxatives like canned pumpkin [ no spices added ] baby food prunes or squash and a few drops of honey or olive oil. A very warm bath can help as well.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:07 pm

You have to use the XIMG to upload them here.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:47 am

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Here is his cage.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:48 am

Thanks AHBD!
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:48 am

Thanks AHBD!
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:54 am

You're welcome ! Set up looks pretty good, do you know the temps. under his basking spot ? What uvb bulb do you have, is that a Reptisun 10.0 t5 by chance ? And how many watts is the heat bulb ?

Be sure to limit the superworms and that the dubias are not too large. You want to see that he's able to poo.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:06 am

I don't know the temp but under his light its pretty hot, but not TOO hot for me. The UVB is a ExoTerra ReptiGlo 10.0, t8, 15 watts. His ceramic heat bulb is faded but I think it says 15 watts, and his day time light (UVA/UVB/Heat bulb) is 50 watts. I'll post some more photos soon. :)
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:46 am

Sorry its upside down.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:57 am

I forgot to say that his heat lamp when out last week for two whole days. I bought a new one ASAP, but he had no heat :( :( :( . Could that be what's causing all this? :? :?
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 am

Yes, lack of heat will def. cause it, they need heat to digest their food. A good rule is if the heat/poer goes out you don't feed them. But everything should get back to normal with a few adjustments. I'm positive that a 50 watt bub is not enough to heat the tank, and I'll tell you a little tip that most breeders + long time owners know. You don't need pet store heat bulbs. Just go to Walmart or Home Depot and get a 4 pack of halogen or plain old incandescent [ old fashioned ] bulbs like this :

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-100-Watt- ... 710-lumen-
A19/150144812

Next you need to increase the uvb so mount the fixture inside the tank with fishing line or picture hanging wire like this :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

He'll get much more uvb exposure which he needs since you don't have a t5 bulb. But do those changes ASAP, especially getting a hotter basking bulb.
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:31 pm

Under his basking spot is pretty hot, he's pooing fine now and he's not doing the liquid thing anymore!

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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:36 pm

Good to hear !
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby HerpGirl » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Is there one of these for Leopard Geckos?!?!? :lol:
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Re: Weird Beardie Poo

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:40 pm

Why yes ! You mean a subforum ? There is one for geckos here :

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