POOP Problems

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POOP Problems

Postby ciampi90 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Hello! My name is Dominick and my beardies name is Edward. Edward hasent pooped in like 5 days and im beginning to think he is impacted again. Edward has been impacted a few times now and im starting to think im feeding him wrong. Edward eats broccoli, peas, pumpkin, lettuce, superworms (from the vita worm company) and crickets (from petco the medium size). Edward is 8 months old and im not sure what im doing wrong that makes him impacted all the time. His temps are good the heated side of the tank is sitting at 95-105 and the cooler side is 85. Please help me fix Edwards poo problems!
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Re: POOP Problems

Postby DuchesseTheBeardie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:37 pm

Is Edward on a loose substrate? Substrate like sand or dirt can be swallowed when they eat and cause impaction.

To help my beardie poop, I place her in a bath of lukewarm water and wait for her to do it. No more then 30 minutes however, if she doesn't I'll try again the next day.

I hope you and your baby get better!
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Re: POOP Problems

Postby ciampi90 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:22 pm

DuchesseTheBeardie wrote:Is Edward on a loose substrate? Substrate like sand or dirt can be swallowed when they eat and cause impaction.

To help my beardie poop, I place her in a bath of lukewarm water and wait for her to do it. No more then 30 minutes however, if she doesn't I'll try again the next day.

I hope you and your baby get better!


Ive been giving him a bath and it doesnt seem to help. and he isnt on loose substrate
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Re: POOP Problems

Postby QuinnF » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:35 am

If your beardie is getting impacted you need to change his substrate (flooring). Things like repti-carpet tile or paper towels will work. Superworms and mealworms can be a bit hard to digest so crickets and dubia roaches might be a better choice. This probably doesn’t have anything to do with the impaction but I also recommend feeding a more varied diet. Warm baths help and also massage his belly while in the bath. Iceburg lettuce while devoid of nutrients also works well as a natural laxative. 5 days seems pretty normal to me as long as he is still eating and generally appears healthy but if you think something is wrong definitely get him to a vet! Good luck and keep us updated
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Re: POOP Problems

Postby ciampi90 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:07 am

QuinnF wrote:If your beardie is getting impacted you need to change his substrate (flooring). Things like repti-carpet tile or paper towels will work. Superworms and mealworms can be a bit hard to digest so crickets and dubia roaches might be a better choice. This probably doesn’t have anything to do with the impaction but I also recommend feeding a more varied diet. Warm baths help and also massage his belly while in the bath. Iceburg lettuce while devoid of nutrients also works well as a natural laxative. 5 days seems pretty normal to me as long as he is still eating and generally appears healthy but if you think something is wrong definitely get him to a vet! Good luck and keep us updated


Update: he pooped lol. Thanks and ill take everything into consideration!
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Re: POOP Problems

Postby QuinnF » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:09 am

Great lol! One week is probably nothing to worry about :)
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