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 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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