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To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:35 am
by Deabrua
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Basking spot is about 105F, 22" reptisun T5 10.0 with reflector above the tank, greedily eating BSFL crickets and usual salad of endive, collar greens, mustard greens, and dandy leaves. Havent had an issue before but this poop and the last were odd like this. (This occurring yesterday/today)

Note: she was kept at a different house with me, she had her tank w/ all normal decor, for two weeks leading up until June 3rd, and has since been back home. She was on crickets before the 2 week change, had to be switched to a low amount of waxxies during that because there were 0 other options, and has been on BSFL & crickets upon return. Her heat bulb was changed before the 2 weeks but did no produce problems, the fixture was changed during the 2 weeks but did not produce problems. She's been her usual self since return 5 days ago, except for yesterday and today having poop like this.

EDIT: to worry. Found a still live BSFL in the poop when picking it up. I dont put the BSFL in her tank.

Re: To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:55 am
by AHBD
Hi there, it's not out of the average range for healthy poo but she could use more hydration. Does she drink if you soak her ? If not you can use a syringe or spray bottle to direct water gently + slowly to her mouth. Take your time because some won't drink for a minute or so. The live larva in the poo is common with bsfl. If it happens often switch to something else because she got no nutritional value from undigested food that just passes through like that.

Re: To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:23 pm
by Deabrua
AHBD wrote:Hi there, it's not out of the average range for healthy poo but she could use more hydration. Does she drink if you soak her ? If not you can use a syringe or spray bottle to direct water gently + slowly to her mouth. Take your time because some won't drink for a minute or so. The live larva in the poo is common with bsfl. If it happens often switch to something else because she got no nutritional value from undigested food that just passes through like that.


For the record, this was sitting in 90F temps for 2-3 hours before I got to it. I tend to sleep into the afternoon while her lights go on in the morning. She drinks if she's in water and i dribble some on her head. My problem now is finding a live BSFL in it.

Re: To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 pm
by AHBD
Like I said, it's common for the bsfl to go through like that. It's even posted on the Phoenix worms website I believe. I wouldn't bother with those for a large dragon. They don't chew them at times and they get no nutrients from food that goes through undigested.

Re: To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 pm
by Deabrua
I noticed that after I posted. Need to find other options then. Dubias are a no go, and Im tired of crickets.

Re: To worry or not to worry (poop)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:39 pm
by Deabrua
Started breaking the outside of the BSFLs beforehand and gave her a bath, looking better now.