Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:06 am

Ok well that's normal -- his main diet is protein -- have you tried dubia roaches? Maybe he's tired of crickets-- try those!
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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby Mikeed » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 am

Thanks you I will give roaches a go... he still has not passed and did not eat this morning!
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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby Mikeed » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:26 am

so a little update here...

I have now tried roaches and since the last post Spyro ate 4. He is still not really feeding as he should be or pooing. so took him to the vet. The vet did a fecal exam and general checks which were all good and healthy. The fecal exam showed parasite eggs, but a low volume that should not be causing any issues, non-the-less prescribed a course of oral paste for 3 days.

Spyro has now (as of today) had the 3 day course. For now he seems much the same, his behavior seems alert in the morning, then snugs down most of the day next to the basking spot in the warm end, basically asleep.

I know know the set up / temps are good. hes treated for parasites and is otherwise healthy, he is not loosing weight... so, could this be my fist experience of Brumation? his behavior has been like this for nearly 3 weeks, and and he is approximately 9-10 months old? is that likely?!

Thanks

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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 am

His metabolism might have slowed down -- not really brumation -- its good he ate 4 roaches - they are filling -- 1 roach is = to 6 crickets-- dont worry about the poop - if his metabolism is slowing that means the poop is going to slow as well --- he will poop eventually dont panic --- and since you took him in to the vet you know hes healthy-- that paste stuff may effect his appetite too - did they say anything about that?
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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby Mikeed » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:27 am

Thanks KR, they did not mention any potential side effects on the paste such as loss of appetite, the paste was meant to be taken with food... but that did not happen as he did not eat, on the plus side.... he ate one roach today!
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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby renoholdway » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:17 pm

Hi there! Did you figure out what it was? I ask because my 9 month old is doing the same thing. Has been for a month. Everything is spot on husbandry wise, no parasites, no impaction, no eggs. She will maybe eat 5 pieces of collard greens and a single dubia or super in the morning and that's it. totally refuses any other food all together. Next step I think is blood work :(
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Re: Beardie not eating or pooping! Please help

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:24 pm

Renoholdway-- your lighting in tank is good? Can you post your tank and lighting please-- 9 months old is pretty young for brumation-- please start a new thread
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