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Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:47 am

My lizards poop is very watery and it looks like there is blood in it! He’s only 4 months old! I’m scared!
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Re: HELP!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am

Please take a pic of poop-- what are you feeding him that could look like red color?
Extra water in urine / poop usually means they are hydrated
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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am

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You can’t see the color very well.
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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:50 am

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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 am

I’ve been feeding him crickets and collard greens, he’s also had some red pepper but that was about 3 days ago and I don’t know if he actually ate any (he is picky)
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Re: HELP!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:52 am

Not sure are you feeding him carrots -- sweet potato? anything red?
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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:56 am

This probably doesn’t have anything to do with this but I thought I should add. He broke his back when he was very little and he was paralyzed in the back legs for a while. He had recently regained movement in his back legs and he can move them some. They are still a little shaky and he can’t move them a whole bunch but he uses them a lot. He has never been ill before according to the person I got him from.
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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:59 am

The only red thing he’s eaten recently that I can think of would be some red pepper but I don’t even know if he actually ate any.
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Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:05 am

You can see the spots he was sitting just have puddles of very liquidy poop.
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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:12 am

I took the feces out of the tank and now that I’m looking at is closer I don’t believe it is blood. But I’m still concerned that his poop was so watery.
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Re: HELP!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:15 am

Its excess water - hes hydrated -- and the red pepper would cause stool to be red-- someone else can weigh in on this -- dont feed him anymore red pepper and see if hes still pooping red
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Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 am

Ok! Thank you so much!
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Re: HELP!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm

Hello,

I am glad to hear he is alright now. It doesn't appear to be blood, I agree.
The reddish/orangish tinge on the urate is fairly normal. Some could be attributed to supplements
or foods as suggested with the red pepper.
How often do you use vitamins or calcium for him?
That is really good to hear he has come back from a back injury & is able to use his legs much
more efficiently now. I hope he regains 100% back.
When they are really hydrated their stools can become watery at times. Do you give him a lot of
water to drink?

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Re: HELP!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:14 pm

I sprinkle calcium on his daily greens and he has a bowl of water in his tank that Is always available to him and he does drink out of it but sometimes I’ll dip my finger in the water and offer it to him if I haven’t seen him drink in a while, he’ll lick it off my finger if he’s thirsty but I don’t ever force him to drink anything. His legs have mad a HUGE improvement since I got him. When I first got him he couldn’t use them at all and I was concerned he wouldn’t be able to move very well as he got bigger, but he’s bigger now and he gets around great!
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Re: HELP!

Postby Drache613 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:39 pm

Hello,

That is wonderful he has improved on his back legs so much. It does take time for them to fully
recover but it sounds like he is definitely headed in the right direction.
You can also try using a dropper to get water onto his snout to see if he will take hydration that
way too.
Let us know how things are going!

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