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Postby Finleythebeardie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:00 pm

I got home from school today and my beardie’s poop was very watery and not normal for him at all [Click image to enlarge]
please tell me if I should be worried or not
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Re: Help!

Postby claudiusx » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:02 pm

Finleythebeardie wrote:please tell me if I should be worried or not


Only if its been like that for a week or two straight.

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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:14 pm

It’s been about two weeks now and it’s still like that (although he hasn’t gone in a few days so it could be normal now) what should I do
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Re: Help!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:03 pm

What are you feeding him and you have the proper lighting correct? UVB a Reptisun 10.0 bulb either a T 8 or T 5 -- its possible he might have parasites/ pin worms--- the only way to tell is to take a fecal to a vet and have them test it and go from there
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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:19 pm

He has a T8 10.0. He hasn’t been acting sick at all he’s been alert and happy. He eats mustard greens or kale every day and he gets crickets everyday as well. He also gets peppers and apples and a few other safe foods with his meals.
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Re: Help!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:23 pm

What is the temperature of your basking surface?
And what type of thermometer are you using?

I'd cut out the apples and peppers for a week and see what happens. They provide a lot of hydration which "could" be causing the strange stools.

But there are multiple things that can causing recurring unformed stools.

Temperature
Diet
Hydration
Shedding/stress
Parasites

So let's nail the first three first and if those all check out, it might be worth it to get a fecal check done.

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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:30 pm

His temperatures have been a little higher than usual because we’ve gotten a sudden wave of heat that’s higher than it usually is this time of year but that’s only been the last week and it’s been happening since before that. The temperature was about 97 directly under the heat lamp Normally and the basking spot temp hasn’t changed much it’s mostly his cool Side that has gone up. Now his basking temp is around 100. His cool side was around 80 normally and now it’s around 86 and I’ve been trying to cool it down all day.
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Re: Help!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:34 pm

Check out the feeding board for a website on nutrition-- it gives other options to feed as a staple - I would try some other greens like collard and turnip or even mustard- maybe some squash - see if that doesn't straighten out the poop thing
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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:36 pm

Ok I will switch out his diet and cut out some things
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Re: Help!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:46 pm

How old is finley?

95 or 100 might be ok for an adults basking surface, but it's a little low for a juvie.

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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:58 pm

Finley is 9 months old so he is a juvenile
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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:02 pm

His basking spot is made of wood right now but if I need to raise the temperature I do have a fairly large rock that is a good shape and size to use as a basking spot that would hold more heat
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Re: Help!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:13 pm

You might try raising it to 105 or so and see if that too makes a difference- if he stops basking at that temp it would be too hot for him-- so watch his behavior--
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Re: Help!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Are you measuring your temps with a temp gun, digital with probe end, or dial thermometer?

Yeah if it's usually 95 like you said, that's too low for a juvie. 95 is about the minimum needed for digestion to be facilitated. it's possible his stools have been like that because he hasn't vee digesting properly.

I'd try to get it to 105 and see how that goes for a week. If no improvement, fecal check.
Hopefully though the higher heat will help him digest better :)
He shouldn't stop basking as long as you have a gradient, if he doesnt like 105 he might like the spot an inch over that's 103. The point is to give them the choice to pick their preferred temp. If it doesn't get hot enough to begin with, they have no choice.

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Re: Help!

Postby Finleythebeardie » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:19 pm

I measure it with a temp gun
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