Weird hard poop. Help

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Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am

So I’ve got this 2.5 month old baby beardie (female from what it looks like). Temps in enclosure go from 76-105/108. I use reptisun 10.0 UVB. So far she’s been eating críquets and few super worms. But lately she hasn’t eaten in the past 2 days so I’ve been feeding her this reptivitamin from a Syringe. I’ve given her water and bathes and she finally pooped today for the first time in 3 days.... any suggestions why the poop cane looking like this?? Not to mention it was really hard (unsquishable)and kinda dry pasty.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am

What exactly is the UVB bulb 10.0 ?? Is it a coil or a TUBE? If its a tube where in the tank is it on top of screen or inside tank and is it a T 5 or a T8?
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:02 pm

10.0 reptisun. Is the long tube. And I have it above their cage enclosure with the lid open.
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:05 pm

Ok so tell me distance from basking spot and is it a T 5 or T 8? Makes a difference-- dry and pasty could be he's dehydrated- are you feeding greens everyday w/ moisture in them -- served wet? Dry white poop is usually a sign of dehydration but we want the UVB in proper place
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:29 pm

It’s T8 and it was about 6-8 in from basking spot. And I feed greens 2-3 times a week as she’s still only 2.5 months but I try and give them water at least once a day through syringe or baths.
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Ok so you need to feed greens everyday- you don't need to give water by syringe if she is eating greens-- just rinse them before serving - the moisture in them plus the bugs that are good and gutloaded should be sufficient- no baths so w/ being said what other things are you feeding her- how many insects are you feeding? And what insect?
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:53 pm

Got loaded crickets and super worms. She at first ate about 5-7 crickets both times. And no more than 2 typically one super worms
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby AHBD » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:56 pm

Cut out the superworms until he's older/bigger. They can cause impaction, especially if the baby is not hydrated. Offer cut up greens as well as water with syringe to drip on the snout as you have been doing .
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:57 pm

Crickets are also dusted with calcium without D3.
But the last 2 days she hasn’t really eaten so I’ve been force feeding her the repti boost which helps stimulate appetite and provides other things. I’ll post a pic of it if it helps
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Re: Weird hard poop. Help

Postby Ralf787 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:58 pm

Okay. I’ll start being more frequent with the greens and look for any changes. I figured she might just be dehydrated but the sack looking thing looks very odd
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