Help with dragons feces

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Help with dragons feces

Postby BlindDeath » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:38 am

Hello,

My girlfriend and I recently got a Dragon (our first one, we're fairly new). He's approximately 2-3 months old and if you were curious his name is Yoshi. The issue is the past couple days his feces have been liquidy after the actual defecation and it's been a bit softer. The urate seems ok but it was kinda mushy looking this morning (possibly from the excess liquid post defecation). The actual stool looked fine. We recently switched him from romaine to collards and sweet peppers after some research, and his cricket intake has increased significantly from 6 to 8 a day to about 10 to 20 (5-6 dusted in morning, same undusted at night). He had his first shed (with us) last week. My question is do you think it necessary to take him to the vet or could this possibly just be a change in diet thing? Obviously if it continues or gets worse we will but at this point I'm not sure it's necessary. And while you're here assuming we do what would be the best way to transport him?
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Re: Help with dragons feces

Postby AHBD » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:47 am

It sounds perfectly normal, there's often a small amount of liquid excreted. You can post a pic next time he poos, but I'm sure it's fine and as you suspect it can be different with a diet change.

If + when you take him to the vet, just get a small box or shoebox and line it with paper towels. Keeping the entire car warm will keep the beardie warm, and if it's cold out you can tuck him in the box under your coat when going from the house to the car.
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Re: Help with dragons feces

Postby SHBailey » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:13 pm

You could also take a poop sample to the vet -- you might not have to take the beardie himself if they don't find anything wrong with his poop, and that would save him some stress.
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Re: Help with dragons feces

Postby BlindDeath » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:30 am

Hello again,

Thanks for the quick responses. His feces has gotten a bit worse so I think we're gonna take him into the vet. His behavior hasn't really changed so I hope its just his diet...
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