Black streaks on chin

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Black streaks on chin

Postby Bhemphill » Tue May 28, 2019 6:27 am

Hi,
my name is Bennett and I have a 2 1/2 year old bearded dragon named Buddy. I have two questions. First, over the past few weeks, Buddy has pooped every one to three days as normal but his poops have gotten smaller and smaller and a little softer, also they have gotten lighter in color and have turned to more yellowy Orange colors. We are not sure if this is because he has started having more sweet potatoes, red bell pepper and carrots, or if it’s because he has parasites or something like that. Next, yesterday we put Buddy out in his outdoor wire cage like we normally do and let him absorb a little sun. We left him outside for a bout an hour and it was around 80 degrees and very sunny. I guess we left him out for too long though because his beard and tail became black and his mouth was open for what I assumed was to release heat. Also his core body temperature was very hot and he was acting kind of sluggish and unresponsive. We quickly put him into a room temperature bath to cool him down and within 5-10 minutes he was opening his eyes, holding his head up and looking around. After his body temperature felt more normal to my hands I took him out and he was back to running around and munching on crickets. Only this morning his chin still has two black streaks on either side. Is Buddy okay?

Thanks so much
Bennett Hemphill
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Re: Black streaks on chin

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 am

The coloring of the poop I would say is what your feeding him --- the streaks on the chin could be stress related not sure - can you post a pic so we can see?
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Re: Black streaks on chin

Postby Bhemphill » Tue May 28, 2019 8:20 am

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Hope it went through
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Re: Black streaks on chin

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 28, 2019 9:35 am

Not sure what that is but I dont think its stress- did this pop up after the outside thing? Some body on the board is gonnna haft to look to see what they think it is
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Re: Black streaks on chin

Postby Bhemphill » Tue May 28, 2019 10:15 am

Yes the marks did appear after he overheated and it started as a full black beard, and now the marks under his chin remain.
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