Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

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Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby Derobmi » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:20 am

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Hi,

I've found these things a few times over the last month. The first time I saw it, he had just had a clean fecal done a few days prior, so I dismissed it, but now I'm not so sure. I found another today and took pics and bagged it. It was separate from his poop on the cage floor, last time there were two stuck in his vent after he pooped.

He is gaining weight, which points away from parasites, I think.

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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby dylanravenj » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:14 am

It looks almost like a sperm plug, I'm not sure though, maybe someone else has some imput? :dontknow:
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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby Gail » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:54 am

Yeah, I'm thinking sperm plug too. Looks just like the ones my male passes.
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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby Derobmi » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:23 am

Thank you! I've never even heard of a sperm plug but I searched the term and that has got to be what it is. What a relief :)
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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:19 am

Hello,

Yes, a sperm plug, which is relatively common in the males. :D
How old is he?

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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby PonchoandDaddy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:01 pm

Oh dear lord...1st of all if I saw that in Poncho's viv I would have thrown up and had a heart attack all at the same time. (Out of fear it was a bug and knowing I was going to have to touch it) 2nd of all please let my Poncho remain unaware he has a reproductive system. Amen. Lmao!
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Re: Need help identifying possible parasite in feces

Postby dragonlover3 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:51 pm

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PonchoandDaddy wrote:Oh dear lord...1st of all if I saw that in Poncho's viv I would have thrown up and had a heart attack all at the same time. (Out of fear it was a bug and knowing I was going to have to touch it) 2nd of all please let my Poncho remain unaware he has a reproductive system. Amen. Lmao!


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