Is this blood?

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Is this blood?

Postby Thefriendlyghost » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:41 am

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Woke up this morning and noticed this, and I'm pretty concerned. I would just write this off as some discoloration, but never has the urate been this vibrantly colored. I can't see why it would be red like this because he hasn't eaten anything red or orange at all in the past couple days.

If you need the setup, he lives in a 4x2x2 enclosure (I hope those are the right measurements, it's basically a 120 gallon wooden box), with a sand substrate and a reptisun 10.0. The only thing I'm concerned about in his enclosure is the chemical residue from the F10 on his cave. His basking spot averages at about 103, but he is only 9 months old so I think it's right.

And for those worried abut the sand, he has never eaten it. I have never witnessed him eating sand, and all his food is put in bowls so he doesn't eat anything he's not supposed to. I am willing to change my mind about sand if you offer a good argument, but that's not what I'm here for.
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Re: Is this blood?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 am

I am not sure what that is since hes not eating anything red --- but what ever it is hes probably ingested something--- even tho you dont see him eat sand at some point I am sure he has licked it as they all lick --------------- my recommendation to you is get rid of the sand --- most on here do not recommend sand simply because of the impaction risk------there are better safer substrates --- one a textured non adhesive shelf liner - you can get from Home Depot or Lowes etc...... its cheap and can be cleaned w / vinegar / water 50/50 in a spray bottle and insects cannot get underneath -- also slated ceramic tile -- cheap easy to clean and can be bought at same place --- I have tile in my tank and love it!! Others on here will haft to look at the poop and see what they think
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Re: Is this blood?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:37 am

Its usually not necessary to worry about one-off odd poo's unless they becoming recurring. Many things can cause weird BM's just like it can with us.

Sometimes over supplementation discolors the urate, but you are right it's usually not so vibrant. Either way, I wouldn't worry much unless it continues.
It's hard to really tell from the picture but i'd doubt it is blood.

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Re: Is this blood?

Postby claudiusx » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 pm

How is he doing today, any poo's since?


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