Possible Prolapse??

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Possible Prolapse??

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:51 am

Hi Everyone,

This is the second time I noticed that when my bearded dragon poops, there was a little brown thing in his cloaca/vent that looked like poop that needed to come out. Today, I tried wiping and gently pulling it away but it looks attached to him? It was very slim, almost looked like a brown stick!!

Do u think this is the beginning of a prolapse? I will try to post pics if this happens again.

SO confused and a bit worried :(
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby AHBD » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Hi there, sounds like a sperm plug. Look it up + you'll see . They usually come off on their own but a warm bath + gentle tug can help. If it doesn't look like a sperm plug post a pic here ASAP.
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:01 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, sounds like a sperm plug. Look it up + you'll see . They usually come off on their own but a warm bath + gentle tug can help. If it doesn't look like a sperm plug post a pic here ASAP.


While we are on the topic of warm baths,does that help with femoral pores too? They are starting to look a little clogged
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby AHBD » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:43 pm

It can help a bit but another thing is to be sure that the tank decor includes logs + rocks so there are rough surfaces to keep the pores " filed down ." Can you post pics of his vent area ?
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:23 pm

AHBD wrote:It can help a bit but another thing is to be sure that the tank decor includes logs + rocks so there are rough surfaces to keep the pores " filed down ." Can you post pics of his vent area ?



Sure :) He's sleeping now, but when he goes to the bathroom, I will post a pic of the weird situation. After doing some searching, it deff doesn't look like a prolapse thank God, but just to be sure it's a sperm plug, I'll upload a pic.

Regarding his tank, yes he has sand, a climbing log, and other rough surfaces.

Thanks for the help so far and I'll keep this updated!
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby Drache613 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:07 am

Hello,

I agree. Based on your description, it sounds like a sperm plug which is really pretty
common. It "should" work itself out eventually. Baths can help to soften up the femoral
pore buildup if they appear clogged. I wouldn't worry too much about them unless they
are red, swollen or irritated. If he does any running around outside of his tank, they should
be able to get worn down some.

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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby Selkie1993 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10 am

Im curious about this sinceI did a ton of research before purchasing my beardie.How would they solve
this problem in the wild?
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Re: Possible Prolapse??

Postby Selkie1993 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:05 am

AHBD wrote:It can help a bit but another thing is to be sure that the tank decor includes logs + rocks so there are rough surfaces to keep the pores " filed down ." Can you post pics of his vent area ?


Hello AHBD!

I gave him a warm bath and once he pooped, his vent was open and I gave the plug a little gentle tug and it's out :) Thanks so much for the help!!

Now, I'm trying to wonder why he's been digging and exploring around in his caves when he never did that before? Preparing for brumation? It's always something xD

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