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beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby PonyoTheBeardie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:16 pm

my beardie has been having this issue where his poop is either really runny or there's no stool at all, only the urate. he's not lethargic, has no problems eating and looks generally healthy- it's just the poop that's the problem. i've tried bathing him and changing his diet but im seeing no improvement. im really worried this could be the start of a severe health issue.

should i take my beardie to the vet or is there anything else i can do at home? this is my first ever bearded dragon and i want to make sure i'm taking care of him properly.
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:17 pm

Hi there,

Well what does his daily diet look like? Quantities?

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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby PonyoTheBeardie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:30 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

Well what does his daily diet look like? Quantities?

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his daily diet used to consist of kale and canned crickets, but i recently shifted his diet over to only bok choy and kale since he no longer shows an interest in crickets. i feed him twice everday; more greens in the morning and less during the evening, since he doesn't eat that much at night.
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 pm

I would get some dubia roaches for him and use this nutrition site to add to the variety of salads -
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its good to feed as a staple
I would start w/ that and see if that helps
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby PonyoTheBeardie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:42 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I would get some dubia roaches for him and use this nutrition site to add to the variety of salads -
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its good to feed as a staple
I would start w/ that and see if that helps
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okay, i'll see if that helps. thank you!
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:54 pm

How old is he?

If he isn't eating much, he won't be pooing much.

I would definitely try to get him some live food though. An adult should have live food at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Along with a healthy salad.
A healthy salad means more than just 1 item though. It's ok if you only do 1 or 2 items a day, but over the course of a week there has to be more variety than that.

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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby PonyoTheBeardie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:05 pm

Claudiusx wrote:How old is he?

If he isn't eating much, he won't be pooing much.

I would definitely try to get him some live food though. An adult should have live food at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Along with a healthy salad.
A healthy salad means more than just 1 item though. It's ok if you only do 1 or 2 items a day, but over the course of a week there has to be more variety than that.

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i dont know exactly how old he is, but i'm assuming he's around 8 months. i'll see if i can get him some live food, he hasnt been showing any interest in the live crickets i've been trying to feed him.

oh, okay. i knew there had to be a variety in greens but i didn't know how much variety there was supposed to be. i'll do some more research on what type of greens and vegetables he can eat. :)
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 pm

I have websites for live insects if you want them and I posted a website for nutrition
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby PonyoTheBeardie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:22 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I have websites for live insects if you want them and I posted a website for nutrition
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that would be great. thank you!
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Re: beardie not pooping normally. any suggestions?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm

Dubia roaches-- butter worms -- horn worms-- order small amounts of the horn worms they grow fast--- www.dubiaroaches.com they are out of Kansas
www.mulberryfarms.com -- silk worms they are a good staple feeder-- if you order a large amount make sure you get food--
www.reptilianarts.com. they also have good silk worms
www.abdragons.com.
www joshsfrogs.com.
You can also get some BSFL another staple feeder-- they are small so order large and don't dust them
www.symton.bsf.com
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