My bearded dragon hasn't pooped in weeks.

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My bearded dragon hasn't pooped in weeks.

Postby CharlieMck » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:51 am

Hello, my name is Charlie and i am very concerned about my bearded dragon as he has not pooped in at least a month.

He is about 1 year old and i feed him crickets, i struggle with getting him to eat his vegetables but theres always some in his tank. I bath him once a week, but that has become more frequent as i have read about what to do if bearded dragons don't poop, he tries to poop but nothing is coming out. Nothing i have done so far has worked and i am getting very concerned, his belly quite large especially near the vent. Wha can i do to help him? and also to get him to eat more vegetables.

Thanks Charlie
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Re: My bearded dragon hasn't pooped in weeks.

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:07 am

What do you have in place for his lighting? Do you have a good UVB light? What are the surface temps around his tank? Proper lighting has a direct effect on their digestion and overall health so it's important to make sure that's just right.

Can you post some photos of him? You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

I suggest offering some extra hydration by dripping water on his nose to lick up. Hydration may help him move things along. You can also do the same with a few drops of olive oil and offer some baby food pumpkin, prunes, or applesauce. Just a little bit though because if he is impacted you don't want to wind up just adding to the buildup.
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