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Not Pooping, but still eating!

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 am
by Mikeed
Hi,

Spyro seems very happy, but.... has not pooped in a little over 2 weeks not. he has started to eat his greens and eats Dubia Roaches. Tried bathing which normally works but to no avail. his last poo was a little over 2 weeks ago and was big and natural in his tank (this took him a week and a half to go). he was treated about 4 weeks ago for a parasite and second dose 2 weeks later and has been happy ever since... but Im a little concerned at the spacing between his movements. Come Thursday it will be 3 weeks, however he seems alright in himself

Has anyone else dealt with this?! what would you recommend?

His set up is listed in my signature and Temp are all good, he basks and i gave him olive oil Friday. Spyro is approx 10 months old now.

Thank you :)

Mike

Re: Not Pooping, but still eating!

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:55 am
by claudiusx
Hi Mike,

It's not uncommon for them to take so long to poo as they get older.
Especially coupled with the fact that he just went through some parasite meds. Sometimes a side effect of those treatments is the GIT taking awhile to come back up to normal levels as far as healthy gut bacteria. We see it occasionally where the meds clean out the system so well that it just takes awhile for everything to come back to normal.

As long as hes eating basking and seeming healthy I wouldn't be concerned.

-Brandon

Re: Not Pooping, but still eating!

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:08 am
by Mikeed
claudiusx wrote:Hi Mike,

It's not uncommon for them to take so long to poo as they get older.
Especially coupled with the fact that he just went through some parasite meds. Sometimes a side effect of those treatments is the GIT taking awhile to come back up to normal levels as far as healthy gut bacteria. We see it occasionally where the meds clean out the system so well that it just takes awhile for everything to come back to normal.

As long as hes eating basking and seeming healthy I wouldn't be concerned.

-Brandon



Thanks Brandon, that's very reassuring, appreciate the response.

Mike

Re: Not Pooping, but still eating!

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:19 am
by kmwilson042182
Maybe try some probiotics to help get his digestive system back in line. I recently had some similar circumstances and they really seemed to help my guy out a lot. I used the liquid one from Bug-de-lite. Think beardeddragon.co offers some as well.

Kyle

Re: Not Pooping, but still eating!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 am
by Mikeed
Thanks for the advice, he finally passed... 3 weeks to the day!