Diarrhea, stress lines, sleeping a lot

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Diarrhea, stress lines, sleeping a lot

Postby Sizzle » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:37 am


My beardie Fred has been having runny/mucusy stools for a while now and I need to get to the bottom of it. I have sent in a fecal sample which came back negative for parasite. He does not like crickets at all so his main source of protein has been horn worms and I also provide salads. Salad consists of collard greens/dandelion greens, (Whichever is in stock), sometimes kale, bell peppers, etc. I honestly don't think it's the salads as he doesn't really like veggies and therefore doesn't eat too much of it. I use Calcium + vitamin d3 a couple times a week (He's VERY picky and will usually refuse food with the supplements on them so it's hit or miss how often he gets it). I also have a multivitamin supplement but have the same issue as the calcium/d3.

He is 2 years old, ~17-18 inches from tail to snout, currently in a 40gallon enclosure (in the process of making a larger one), basking temps are around 105f, cool side around 75-80f, reptile carpet as substrate, 36" reptisun 10.0 uvb recently switched.

He spends the majority of the day sleeping in his hide unless I take him out and put him in his basking spot where he will generally stay for the remainder of the day. If I do not put him there he would likely stay in his hide from dawn to dusk. When I wake him from sleeping he does not have stress lines but shortly after waking him, his stress lines will go very dark. I try to take him out for at least 30 minutes per day for exercise/socializing.

I can't think of too much more relevant info but if I missed anything, let me know.
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Re: Diarrhea, stress lines, sleeping a lot

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Have you tried dubias? I would recommend them 2 x per week-- there is a nutrition website on the feeding board- look there for more variety- his basking temp might be too high - you can try lowering to 95-100 and see if that helps- do you have a gradient area for basking w/ different temps? Horn worm s are a hydrating worm so that could be the reason for the runny stool-- try out the dubias and see if that helps you can order them on line if you don't have a pet store or reptile store in your area
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