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Odd Liquid Excretion

Postby ComicBookMama » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:10 pm

I guessed something might be off with Figment because while he usually has one poo per day, today he had two, large and for the most part well formed. One appeared to have been excreted with a puddle of liquid, but it was dry by the time I got home to clean the tank, and since he had squash last night, I didn't think too much of it. He often has more liquid in his voidings after having high-water containing veggies. The urates were mostly white; one had a bit of rust colored edge to it, but it could have been from the feces? Just guessing here.

Just now, he excreted a puddle that was 98% "something" along the consistency of egg white but not as clear; it was a bit like semi-clear yellow-tinged mucus, if I had to describe its color and consistency... only more watery. I could see a little dot of fecal matter and the white splotch of urates, but it was mostly this other stuff. I probably should have taken a picture.

At any rate, does this scream "Get the dragon to the vet ASAP" to anyone? Or is this just more of having a larger than usual helping of squash? Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Odd Liquid Excretion

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:13 am

My first reaction would be just an upset stomach or passing through excess water as you said. The urate can take different forms at times and isn't necessarily a problem. I'd just keep an eye on things for a while. A vet visit probably isn't needed unless it keeps up like that for a few weeks.
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Re: Odd Liquid Excretion

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:13 pm

CooperDragon wrote:My first reaction would be just an upset stomach or passing through excess water as you said. The urate can take different forms at times and isn't necessarily a problem. I'd just keep an eye on things for a while. A vet visit probably isn't needed unless it keeps up like that for a few weeks.


Thank you! I'll keep an eye on him. His dubia roaches came in today, so his poo will probably go back to being piles rather than log-shaped, but I'll cut back on the squash a bit to see if that can get the liquids down. I don't want him to become dehydrated by passing too much liquid out... can that even happen with dragons? I know it can with mammals.
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Re: Odd Liquid Excretion

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:15 pm

Yeah they can get dehydrated. It's a bit of a balancing act I guess. Squash is good for them though so I wouldn't cut back too much if he likes it.
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Re: Odd Liquid Excretion

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:18 pm

Yes, he loves his squash! I won’t cut back on it much, then. He had a wet but otherwise normal poo this evening after munching down most of a plate of arugula and a bowl of dubias, but I’ll still keep an eye on it. Thanks again!
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