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beardie not eating or pooping & under hide a lot

Postby afaye418 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:16 pm

For the past few days my BD has been eating less & not pooping. He hasn’t pooped yesterday or today. Yesterday he ate about 15 dubias, but today I cannot get him to eat. I have a vet appt Sat morning, but worried. He’s been under his hide a lot the past few days, especially today. His basking ramp reads 100 degrees on the surface. Temp gauge hanging 1/2 way down wall in corner reads 83. He’s about 8 months old. Please let me know any thoughts!
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beardie not eating or pooping & under hide a lot

Postby afaye418 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:39 pm

For the past few days my BD has been eating less & not pooping. He hasn’t pooped yesterday or today. Yesterday he ate about 15 dubias, but today I cannot get him to eat. I have a vet appt Sat morning, but worried. He’s been under his hide a lot the past few days, especially today. His basking ramp reads 100 degrees on the surface. Temp gauge hanging 1/2 way down wall in corner reads 83. He’s about 8 months old. Please let me know any thoughts!
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Re: beardie not eating or pooping & under hide a lot

Postby CooperDragon » Thu May 23, 2019 2:50 pm

If it has only been a few days I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you see a dark black beard or other symptom of illness. Their appetites fluctuate and if he ate 15 roaches yesterday he may just not be hungry today which is OK.
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Re: beardie not eating or pooping & under hide a lot

Postby afaye418 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:57 pm

No other symptoms other than being under his hide more. He has had a change in his schedule too because I lost my job after 15 years & was home for 3 weeks & then started a new job this week. I used to get home by 3:30 & now I’m not home until almost 6pm.
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Re: beardie not eating or pooping & under hide a lot

Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 24, 2019 6:04 am

It could be the change in schedule, they do love their routines, but not necessarily. Since everything else seems OK, I'd just keep track of his weight and offer food regularly. Give him time to adjust to the new schedule. They can usually bounce back from changes fairly quickly.
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Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 am

Topic Moved by Moderator from ER to Behavior.
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