Hasn’t pooped in a month

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Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:58 pm

My adult bearded dragon hasn’t pooped in a month and I’m freaking out. After about 10 days I’ve been giving him daily baths, messages, olive oil, apple sauce, etc. He’s in a 120 gallon tank. I have no lose substrates in his cage. His basking spot is 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit. UVB is a good distance away. He’s active. Last time I offered food he ate some. I don’t feel any object in his stomach. And I can’t take him to the vet because my parents won’t take me. (Would have to prove he was seriously ill for them to take me but I heard beardies are really good at hiding discomfort) need advice!
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:20 pm

What are you using for a UVB? Please NO coils
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:44 am

He has a 10.0 reptisun that’s around 4 months old
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:46 am

Is that a coil or a tube
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:04 am

tube
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:09 am

Ok so where is it at? And what bulb a T 5 or a T 8? These tubes have different placements- if it's a T 8 it has to be inside the tank - depending on your screen the T 5 has options
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:29 am

its on the top of the cage and it is a compact (saving for the bigger one) it doesn't say if it's t5 or t8 on the box the bulb or online.
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:43 am

Compact? Is it in a dome?
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:49 am

its in a small hood
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:55 am

Can you post a pic if it please I have an idea of what your using but I need to be sure
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby FU3GO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:13 am

How do you post a picture?
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:15 am

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on the XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:37 am

Ok so yes that is what I was thinking and you want to get rid of it- its a coil only they have them going sideways instead of up and down now --- NO good! Please replace w/ this ASAP -- your tank is a 40 gallon + correct? https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... -hood.html 24" fixture --- it comes w/ a 5.0 bulb hang on to it for a back up you need this bulb
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... vb-t5.html 22" bulb
Please get this replaced ASAP this place sales out of these fixtures and bulb very quick-- they are good and fast -- when you get the UVB let me know I will help you place it --- placement and distance is crucial
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Re: Hasn’t pooped in a month

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:39 am

Yeah that's a compact. How far above the basking area do you have it? It will be good to replace it with a 24'' T5 when you can (I know you mentioned you are saving for it, that's great) but in the meantime I would try to get the best you can out of this compact. It should sit about 8'' or so above the main basking area. You can raise the basking area or arrange a branch etc. to allow closer access to the bulb if he wants.

It's a good sign that he is alert and active. What has he been eating? If you drip water on his nose, does he lick it up? Offering a bit of extra hydration (if he wants it) may help move things along.
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