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Impaction

Postby HammondsHabitat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am

Approx 6 weeks ago I took my male beardie (Bush) to the vet and they told me he was impacted, they took an x ray too and luckily no MBD. They gave him a enema and gave me some meds to give him and told me to bring him back if he still had issues pooping for over a week. So far he has been pooping within 5 to 7 days. He is not interested in greens or other veg at all... He has started not eating roaches, which I breed for him. Only eats Mario worms. I have started syringe feeding him the greens, mixed with calci powder. He is quite lathergic and has started chewing the wroms slowly now. Still worried about him wondered if anyone could help me. He is about 18 months old. Can't give pics for now but can get some of his set up soon.
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Re: Impaction

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:41 am

As soon as you post pics we can better help but I would suggest you start a different protein - like BSFL - they are high in calcium -- have you tried crickets? Are you offering greens ? You can also feed horn worms but they are more for hydration than a feed source --- I am guessing all the super worms caused impaction ---
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Re: Impaction

Postby HammondsHabitat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:58 am

He doesn't really do crickets either. No the impaction came from the substrate I had for him. I'll post some pics soon. Yea tried greens and he just kinda looks at them. Also got a female who I bought about 3 weeks ago and she has parasites, she's just fnished the first course of meds and I'm taking her back to the vets in a week on Tuesday. She has a fantastic apatite though although doesn't like being held that much.
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Re: Impaction

Postby Drache613 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:14 pm

Hello,

What type of substrate did you have in his tank that impacted him?
I would be careful letting the vet give an enema, as they have been known to cause
damage & sometimes death if done improperly.
How is he doing tonight?
I would consider giving soft foods for awhile, such as chicken or turkey baby food, mixed
with sweet potato or squash either one. For now, you can get some canned pumpkin & some
sugar free applesauce, mixed with coconut or olive oil (just a drop or two) & give that to him
daily to help out with impaction.
You can also give a daily bath to have him swim a little bit which promotes GI motility due to
exercise.
Also, keep him around 80 overnight to help with metabolism, too & boost his immune system.

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