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Beardie isn’t pooping, tried all the usual fixes

Postby jalapenothebeardie » Sat May 18, 2019 6:28 am

Hi guys! My girl Jalapeño (11 months old) hasn’t pooped in a bit over a week. Her temps are 105F on hot side and 82F on cold side. We feed her veggies every day (chard with occasional butternut squash) and have been feeding her crickets every other day recently because she’s been getting kind of chunky (most recently weighed in at 500g and hasn’t been losing weight with new feeding schedule).

A few months ago I took her to the vet for bad poops, and we got meds for parasites which seemed to work for a little while. Now she’s been pooping less and less with this being the longest she’s gone. We’ve put her in the bath every day to no avail.

I’m going to take her to the vet soon if there’s no change. Any ideas on why this may be happening? She’s relatively active and normal otherwise.
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Re: Beardie isn’t pooping, tried all the usual fixes

Postby claudiusx » Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 am

Wow thats a big girl for 7 months old lol.

What meds were prescribed? Was a fecal actually done? What was found?

Depending on what was used, parasite meds can be pretty tough on their systems, and they can disrupt that natural gut bacteria that helps them digest. I would imagine that there is a bit of GIT distress but that would really depend I suppose on what was used.

A week without a BM isn't really too concerning. I know it's hard to not worry, especially with what you're going through but its very common especially as they get older/larger.

Do you have a picture of her and your setup we could see?

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Re: Beardie isn’t pooping, tried all the usual fixes

Postby jalapenothebeardie » Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am

She’s 11 months old, actually! And the medication was called Ponazuril, 100mg/mL. I can get some photos of her and her enclosure later this evening!
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Re: Beardie isn’t pooping, tried all the usual fixes

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun May 19, 2019 12:53 am

0.3ml olive oil by mouth every other day , keep her warm , and she'll likely deliver in a few days.

If not pooed for 2 weeks , cut back on the solids , so they don't accumulate and rot in her gut, consider contacting a reptile vet.
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Re: Beardie isn’t pooping, tried all the usual fixes

Postby AHBD » Sun May 19, 2019 5:00 am

I agree , this is VERY common and she will pass it soon enough. As was mentioned, olive oil can help but other natural laxatives are canned pumpkin, baby food sweet potato , squash, green bean and a few drops of raw honey. Let her run around in a warm safe room + give an extra warm bath. No need for a vet, she will go after a few weeks , they always do. :)
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