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I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:15 pm

Hi,
My young (presumed) male bearded dragon may be impacted. He hadn't pooped for 2 days and suddenly did today. It was a HUGE amount of poop and I watched the whole process to make sure he was okay. His anus started to bleed after and now he has a blood stained but. Is he impacted? If so, what should I do?
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Drache613 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:40 pm

Hello,

Can you review your tank setup with us, such as the type/brand of UVB, temperatures, foods
given, supplementation & the substrate used, so we can try to pinpoint what could be going on.
How old is he?
If he is impacted, then you can mix some softer foods for him such as sweet potatoes, butternut
squash or pumpkin, in with some unsweetened applesauce with a drop or two of olive or coconut
oil. Using a plastic syringe or dropper, just drop that onto the end of his nose to see if he will lick
that off. You can also try a nice warm bath, letting him swim around some, to promote the GI tract
to become a little more active.

Let us know how he is doing.
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 pm

He is doing better. His lighting is an all in one (heat + UVB). It is and exo terra solar glo light. I fed him carrots, exo terra dragon grub pellets, and in the last few days have fed him mealworms. I just fed him some large crickets as he is big enough to eat them.

Edit: I don't know his exact age, but I can estimate that he is more than 4 months-for sure.
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby AHBD » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:52 am

Hi there, it's at least part [ or mostly] related to his diet . Carrots are O.K in very small amounts but must be shredded. Chunks can not be chewed well and are hard to digest. Mealworms are O.K. in small numbers only , not as a staple and only for larger juveniles or adults. They should not be fed to babies though. And those things in combination with large crickets [ which may be just a bit on the large side ] would have all been hard to digest.


So cut out the carrots or just shred/grate them and use them in small amounts in a salad with more nutritious greens like collard, kale, turnip, mustard , some romaine, endive, bok choi, dandelion and other chopped veggies like fresh green bean, snap peas and various chopped/shredded squash.

BTW, is the solar glo a 100 or 160 ? In the future you might consider the Megaray MVB, it's the best rated on on the market.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DCh ... CDg&adurl=
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:29 pm

He hasn't been impacted for a while now. He seems to be a bit more active now too. :blob5:
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Drache613 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:27 am

Hello,

That is great news he seems to be doing better now. So, is he eating well also?
Is the Solar glo MVB a 100 or 160 watt? Be sure if it is a 160 watt that it isn't any closer than
14 inches to him, for safety.
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:00 pm

It's a Solar glo 150 watt actually.
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Drache613 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:23 am

Hello,

Ok, great! I couldn't remember what wattage the Solar Glo's were. Just be sure it's no closer than
a distance of 12 inches or so. Are you also using a tube bulb in combination with it, for extra UVB
too?
How is Flash doing tonight?

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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:25 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Ok, great! I couldn't remember what wattage the Solar Glo's were. Just be sure it's no closer than
a distance of 12 inches or so. Are you also using a tube bulb in combination with it, for extra UVB
too?
How is Flash doing tonight?

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I am not using a tube bulb with it. It is about 8" from him.
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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:22 am

Glad to hear your little bud is doing better, I know you're relieved ! BTW, the solar glo only comes in a 125 and a 160. Are you sure you have an exo terra mvb or just a basking/heat bulb ? Does it look like this ?

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DCh ... CEk&adurl=

Or this :

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Re: I think Flash is impacted...

Postby Kaelwizard » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 pm

It is a 150 watt. It came with a juvenile starter kit. The adult kit comes with 160 though.
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