Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

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Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

Postby Valeriebee » Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Hello everyone, I’m new to your lovely community!

My beardie, Senua, was impacted (I’m pretty sure), she hadn’t pooped in a few weeks. Last night I took some advice from this site to run a warm bath and massage her tummy for 30 minutes. Well, that worked! Yay!

It was a large poop, and it looked painful for her. I felt bad, but I’m happy she went at least.

I’m curious what to do now?

This morning she ate her salad (collard greens and broccoli) and seemed a little more like herself. She was hiding under her log not moving much for awhile, but today she was on top and seemed a little more energetic. Also, it’s the first time she actually ate some leafy greens in awhile.

Is Senua good to go now? Is there anything else I should be doing?

I bought her a new home, and that is arriving today. I was using small wood chip substrate (as recommended by my exotic pet store owner) but I think I’ll be moving toward tile or newspaper or something else.

Idk what caused this impaction, I suspect she ingested some substrate, or maybe I gave her too many strawberries. I’m not sure, but either way I’m eliminating both of those moving forward.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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Re: Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 29, 2019 2:09 pm

Welcome!

Best bet would be to make sure your husbandry is up to par so that this doesn't happen again.

How old is Senua?
What is Senuas typical daily diet look like?

Wood chips can cause impaction, but you most likely would have seen it passed in the poo if it was ingested.

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Re: Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

Postby Valeriebee » Wed May 29, 2019 2:23 pm

claudiusx wrote:Welcome!

Best bet would be to make sure your husbandry is up to par so that this doesn't happen again.

How old is Senua?
What is Senuas typical daily diet look like?

Wood chips can cause impaction, but you most likely would have seen it passed in the poo if it was ingested.

-Brandon



Thanks for the speedy reply!

I don’t know Senua’s age, because she was a rescue and I never was able to contact the previous owners. She is an adult though.

Her typically diet has been kale, strawberries, and powder coated cockroaches 2-3 times a week.

I didn’t see any substrate in her poop, now that you mention it. Hmm.
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Re: Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 29, 2019 2:28 pm

Sometimes adults can go a few weeks in between poos. They really can slow down as they get older.

I would try to add some more variety and healthy options to her salads since it should be the bulk of her diet if shes an adult.
Here is a goldmine of a website to look over in regards to food items:
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
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Re: Suspected Impaction, Senua pooped but now what?

Postby Valeriebee » Wed May 29, 2019 2:34 pm

claudiusx wrote:Sometimes adults can go a few weeks in between poos. They really can slow down as they get older.

I would try to add some more variety and healthy options to her salads since it should be the bulk of her diet if shes an adult.
Here is a goldmine of a website to look over in regards to food items:
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
:D

-Brandon


Wow thanks, this is a great resource!
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