Impaction? Brumation?

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Impaction? Brumation?

Postby Eleanorxtc » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:01 pm

So I recently noticed my 3 year old dragon stopped eating and moving around in his tank. He also hadn’t pooped in a few days. I figured he was impacted because I did give him some super worms while waiting for dubia to be back in stock. I’ve been giving him warm baths every day, I’ve gotten him to poop 3 times since but it wasn’t much. He still hasn’t been moving around his tank or eating feeders or vegetables and his stomach still feels tight and full. I’ve been giving him pumpkin baby food and a few drops of olive oil to get things going but so far there hasn’t been any change. I feel like it’s to early for him to go into brumation but I don’t know. If he was impacted would he be able to poop at all? Should I keep trying the baths and olive oil or just take him to the vet? Thanks!
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Re: Impaction? Brumation?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:05 pm

Go over the UVB details --- NO coils and basking temps what are they how are you taking them? NO stickons----------- the super worms are not going to impact him -- if hes not been eating hes not going to poop out very much -- its not uncommon for them not to poop for long periods -- but we need to see if your lighting is in check --- how old is the UVB ?
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Re: Impaction? Brumation?

Postby Eleanorxtc » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:38 pm

I just realized I replaced his uvb bulb last November (the repti sun 10 watt strip light) so I’m gonna go to the pet store tomorrow to get a fresh one and see if that helps. His basking area is around the mid 90s and the cooler parts of the tank are around 75.
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Re: Impaction? Brumation?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:59 pm

What bulb are you using the T 8 or the T 5 and where do you have it ---key of distance and placement is imperative-- I would try to get the cool side of the tank up to 80's during the day
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