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Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:36 am

Hello my bearded dragon is pooping extremely small every single day. Also she is window surfing all day long. Any reason as to why? Temps are good, and I keep letting her out to run around.
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:37 am

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:49 am

Hi there,

How old is she?
What does she do when you let her out?

Can you feel any eggs in her belly? It might be a good idea to create a lay box for her if shes at the age where she could be producing eggs.

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:11 am

She’s over a year old. Pushing like over a year and a half old. I don’t have a male in there with her though? And she just runs around
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:22 am

Females can lay infertile eggs, they dont need to be with a male or have ever seen a male in their life to create eggs. :)

If nothing else has changed with your setup, and your husbandry is good, shes exhibiting text book egg laying behavior.
Of course nothing is absolute, but based on details given, that's what I'd put my money on.

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:23 am

She also doesn’t have much of an appetite. Won’t eat vegetables and eating very few Dubai roaches. Maybe 8 all week long. Is that another symptom?
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:35 am

Yes actually :)

Restlessness, glass surfing, digging or scratching at things, decreased appetite, and smaller or no stools are all the signs.

It wouldnt hurt to put her in a lay box just to see what she does. Sometimes they will gold onto the eggs if they dont find a suitable or comfortable place to lay them. This can cause some bad complications.

Just make her a box with warm moist sand or a mixture of sand and potting soil with no chemicals or fertilizers added to it. And let it be around 8+ inches deep so she can burrow and dig. Make sure it's only damp enough to hold its shape when dug in.

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:06 pm

Do you have to use dirt? Could I make a pile of towels or something on the other side of the tank?
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:02 pm

She needs to be able to create a burrow so you need to use something that can be dug in and hold its shape.

Sand will work too. A huge bag of playsand should be less than 10 bucks.

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 pm

Went to the pet store and got sand. Made a little area for her on a box and filled it up. She didn’t do anything but she’s calmed down a little bit. She ate a salad and some bugs. My girlfriend said this morning she was surfing the glass again but only when she walked into the room
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:54 pm

Ok great. Hope the sand didnt set you back too much. It's typically much cheaper at home improvement stores.

Would you be able to post a picture perhaps? One of her and one of the lay box you made her?

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:31 pm

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Here is the lizard, the laybox which is deep enough to burrow in, and also she went to the bathroom yet again but just a little at a time. At this point I’m not sure what’s going on.
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Don’t mind the dirty reptile carpet. She’s been making a mess tracking that sand everywhere
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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby claudiusx » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:00 pm

The sand looks dry. You want it to be like sandcastle constancy so that she can feel safe burrowing in it.
It helps to cover a majority of it too so she feels safe.

Have you been able to feel any eggs at all?
It's possible she isnt actually gravis and there is another factor at play. But the lay box is a safe bet.

We could go over your husbandry too with you to rule out any environmental factors that might be effecting her if youd like.

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Re: Bearded Dragon keeps pooping and window surfing all day

Postby Bweiser18 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:26 pm

I feel no lumps at all in her belly. If she’s not gravid what else could be causing her to do this
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