Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

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Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Jasper's Mom » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:26 pm

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I found this in Bob's cage today. Are those yellow things some kind of parasite eggs? :shock:

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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby diamc » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:37 pm

Oh my goodness, I've never seen anything like that before. :o Did they look like they might be parasite eggs? I would say a fecal test should be done. How is Bob acting?
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Jasper's Mom » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:45 pm

Bob's fine. He's his normal, active self. Up until today, he was the only one I didn't suspect had parasites. Now I don't know! I'll try to get a fresh sample on my days off to take to the vet. It's very weird looking.
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby diamc » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:53 pm

Yes it is indeed weird looking. That's good that he's acting normal though. His urate sure looks quite solid too, was it hard?
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Jasper's Mom » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:13 pm

It was not rock hard, but not really soft either. Somewhere in between. He refuses to drink water in the bath or from a syringe, so he's not as hydrated as I would like him to be.
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby diamc » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:28 pm

Yeah, I know what you mean. It's easier to get some to take drinks than it is with others. Hopefully his poop will look more normal tomorrow, wouldn't that be nice. :silent:
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby pscaulkins » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:07 pm

:shock: I would definitely get a fecal done. But pinworm eggs don't look that large under a microscope so if they are parasite eggs....All I can say is I have never seen anything like this.
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Drache613 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:12 pm

Hello,

I am trying to determine if those are cricket eggs! It looks somewhat like them. What have you been feeding him?
That is very odd looking.

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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Jasper's Mom » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:37 pm

The only live feeders I've given him so far are superworms, and I've caught him eating salad. Lately it's been organic collard greens and prickly pear. I wash everything very carefully. I'm definitely going to take a sample in for analysis if I can get a fresh one. Leave it to me to get the beardie with the previously unheard of health problems! :roll:
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby beardie parents » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:11 am

:lol: :lol: Sandi, that's soo true with you. It would be nice for you to have a "normal" beardie once in a while.


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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby O-Gonchothedragon » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:48 am

hmm, thats happened to ogoncha before, it seened kinda crystally.
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Drache613 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:29 pm

Hello,

That is what I forgot to ask, were the granular substances attached literally to the urate & could they be scraped off fairly easily? If so, that is just built up urates & calcium excretions.
How often do you give calcium?

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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Jasper's Mom » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:37 pm

I didn't try to scrape them off, but if there are more today I will try. I've been giving him calcium on his worms 5x week, and he only eats 3-4 worms per day. I can back off on the calcium supplements a bit and see if it makes a difference. I sure hope that's all it is! I'm still going to take in a sample for a fecal.
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby Twobeardieguy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:40 pm

Yes I would say back off of the calcium for a day or two and see if it goes away. And try to get more water in! If not then I would get a fecal done.. Good luck!
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Re: Yellow Granular Stuff on Urate (Graphic Poop Pic)

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Sandi when I first got my Miss Piggy she had very high calcium levels and a few of her poops looked like that.
But I wasn't sure if what I was seeing in her poop was calcium deposites or substrate she'd ingested before I got her. Good luck on the fecal test hope all turns out well.
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