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Poop is orange

Postby Beansandrango » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:52 pm

I have a bearded dragon names Beans and she has appeared healthy until recently. I found blood in her poop and today she pooped and it was orange! She is about two years old and she eats crickets on the daily. About 10-15 and some fruit every other day. She usually poops normally and besides this poop being orange , theres no physical poop? What could this be? She now tries to dig but clearly she cannot... what could it be?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Poop is orange

Postby Drache613 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:05 pm

Hello,

What type of supplementation have you been giving her recently?
Does she eat veggies too?
It just looks like she hasn't eaten much lately, but there are some urates. The orangish color
can appear from either too much supplementation or vitamins. Is she an adult or a juvenile?

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Re: Poop is orange

Postby Beansandrango » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:14 pm

I dont typically give her veggies because she is more likely to eat fruits rather than veggies but if that needs to change, it will. I also havent given her too much of any supplement, with her crickets I usually put some reptile calcium on them and feed them to her like that. The calcium I use is from zoo med , the repti calcium I believe, its a white bottle. Recently though, I havent given her too much calcium as I used to but she still does intake the powder. I also can ensure she has been eating a lot recently which is why when there was no actual poop, it came as a surprise. She is an adult, I have had her well over a year and I bought her when she was around one.
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Re: Poop is orange

Postby Drache613 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:46 pm

Hello,

Do try to incorporate greens & veggies for her if you can. I wouldn't worry too much about the
color, but if she hasn't eaten much then sometimes the stools are smaller & often have a change
of color, too.
What do you feed the crickets?

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Re: Poop is orange

Postby Beansandrango » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:31 pm

I will definitely add veggies to my shopping list! I only feed the crickets potatos but I do have another option which are these yellow jellies by flukers. I used them for a while but I noticed that the crickets had died off quicker when I fed them it.
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Re: Poop is orange

Postby SandP » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:13 pm

Feed the crickets the greens you get. When your dragon eats the crickets if they eat the greens it means your dragon will also eat some greens. It's called gut loading. I would also give your dragon a salad every day, you never know if they may some day change their tastes and enjoy greens if you don't offer them.
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