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A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am

Hi Everyone!

First, for a tank set up, please see my original post here.
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Since getting him and feeding him, Drogon has grown a little bit with a larger and wider head/fat pads. He's also been very active and alert, especially when he's out of the tank.

Today, when I was cleaning his tank, I noticed a rather big blob of poo and some liquidy urates, no worries. when I wiped it off, I inspected it for any issues and thank god I did! There was a tiny bit of mucus and blood inside. So far, Drogon's been eating:

1) About 20-25 crickets a day
2) Occasional lettuce (we are still working on getting him interested in greens: dandelion, kale, mixed power greens from organicgirl) I left out small chunks of apple (peeled, cut small) and blueberries with no interest.

2) About 2-3 BSFL a day
3) Just got him interested in mealworms. He had 2 yesterday and 2 today for a little more variety.

Other than this, he acts completely normal and is super social and curious! Right now, he's taking a nap under the heat lamp after his big lunch.

Any ideas what caused this? Sorry, I wish I had a picture :/ it definitely wasn't as bad as the other pics I saw in this forum.

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby claudiusx » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:58 am

HI Selkie,

It most likely isn't blood, just discoloration.

What do you feed your crickets?

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:03 am

OH WOW!

When you said that, something just occurred...

I feed the crickets lots of greens, apple pieces and some juvenile bearded dragon pellets along with Fluker's cricket meal for a well-rounded bite! They also get their eating area sprayed with water at least 3 times a day for hydration...

Do you think it was a cricket who ate a lot of apple or pellets? Also, are mealworms as dangerous as people make them out to be?!

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby claudiusx » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am

I was asking because some of the cricket food (mainly the orange cubes) tend to make a red/orange tint to the urates of our dragons.

How often does he poo normally? I wouldn't really be concerned with it as it's most likely not blood. But just in case, get us a picture next time :)

Selkie1993 wrote:Also, are mealworms as dangerous as people make them out to be?!


I actually just responded to this on your other thread right before you posted :)

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Brandon!

He poops about once a day, either in the middle of the night or when I'm done with class and come home for lunch. And since he's eaten more, his poops are quite big, but that's obvious info :lol:

And thank you for the info on mealworms. I had a feeling they weren't dangerous if given in moderation. People I've seen on the forum are like NEVER feed a juvenile (he's about 10 inches snout to tail) mealworms, but I believe in this growing stage they need as much variation as possible!

For mealworms and BSFL, I've just been leaving some big chunks of apple and a bit of beardie pellets :)

I'll keep an eye on his poo and if it looks weird, I'll send you a pic :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Drache613 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:03 am

Hello,

Your dragon looks very good & your setup is fine. Are you staying with sand for now or are you
switching to the playsand?
Definitely feeding crickets any type of pellets or calcium & or colored cubes many times results
in odd discolorations in their stools. Mealworms are not all that bad, no. I feel a good variety is
best & everything in moderation.

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Selkie1993 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Your dragon looks very good & your setup is fine. Are you staying with sand for now or are you
switching to the playsand?
Definitely feeding crickets any type of pellets or calcium & or colored cubes many times results
in odd discolorations in their stools. Mealworms are not all that bad, no. I feel a good variety is
best & everything in moderation.

Tracie


Hey Tracie!
I've had no problems with sand so far, and I feed my dragon in a separate tank to prevent impaction. And thanks for the heads up :) Drogon sure loves his worms!

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Re: A Little Bit of Blood In Poop? Other Posts No Help!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:58 pm

Hello,

That's terrific you haven't had any trouble with the sand & impaction. Feeding him in a
separate tank definitely helps that issue out. Great Drogon likes his worms so much!
Let us know how he is doing.

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