My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

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My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby Firemouse » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am

I have a 2 year old beardie and she poops roughly every 4 days and yesterday she pooped like normal and than fell alseep on my bed but than pooped again and she was like asleep when she pooped and and didn’t do her little tail up waddle away she was just asleep. And than this morning she wouldn’t move and when I was making her breakfast she pooped again and it wasn’t a lot, and now she’s not moving Her front legs, like when I put her in water she’ll get herself up to walk around but she didn’t and her chin is completely black. Basically I’m wondering if I should go to the vet
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:04 pm

This does not sound good at all ---- what are you using for a UVB brand and bulb? coil or tube and where in the tank is it? What are her basking temps and how are you taking them ? NO sitckons
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:06 pm

That's an odd set of symptoms. It may be a calcium deficiency causing her leg problems. What exact type + wattage lights do you use and what is her diet ? Do you use calcium powder on her food, how often ? Can you post pics of her , of her total set up , here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby Firemouse » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:23 pm

I use 10.0 uvb 13 watt, I don’t use her 100 watt night heat lamp during the night because it gets hot where I live, most of the time she is out of her cage roaming my room or outside. I use calcium on her crickets and mealworms, as of yesterday she’s had around 30 mealworms, carrots, apple. And peeled cucumber. She hasn’t eaten today
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby Firemouse » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:24 pm

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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm

Please get rid of the 13 watt coil UVB ASAP --- this is an issue and its inadequate you need to get this ASAP-- https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... -hood.html 24" fixture w/ this bulb it is one of the best on the market at this time
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... vb-t5.html 22" bulb
these people are fast and good they ship Fed Ex ---- she is in distress w/ the black beard --- I would continue to get her outside for 15 minutes or longer -- this has helped her out ---
these people sell out of these fixtures so I would act fast ---
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:31 pm

I would get her a better staple feeder as well --- crickets dubia roaches I recommend them or silk worms -- those are good feeders --- here is a website for nutrition ignore the kale thing it is a good staple feeder also lay off the cucumber that is a good reason for real runny stools plus no really nutritional value http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
If you would like websites for insects worms etc please ask I will post some for you
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby Firemouse » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm

Thank you very much for all the recommendations
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:43 pm

O.K. thanks for getting the pics up so fast ! She's a nice looking dragon, seems good weight and alert but as you know the dark beard indicates stress. You'll need to get the good bulb that Karrie mentioned and cut out the apple + cucumber, both can cause diarrhea. You mentioned that she spends a lot of time out of her tank, that is also contributing to her leg problem, she'll get no uvb at all . Taking her outside is good so keep that up , at least 30-45 minutes a day. Just set with her in the grass, she needs the sunlight badly right now. She won't be able to run off in her condition but you need to stay with her for her safety. Never on concrete though unless it's cooler out and she can sit on your lap.
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm

The 100 watt heat lamp is a CHE? No colored bulbs they disrupt their sleep and can cause long term eye damage
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby Firemouse » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:59 pm

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When we go out side she’s normally on my lap, ever since she was little she would run around my room or stayed in the same place for a long time. She was moving fine up until this morning the last time she moved was around 10 after she pooped and got comfy on my bed, I later moved her to her cage to sleep and she wasn’t moved since she can move her head.
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Re: My bearded dragon keeps pooping but not in a good way

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:09 pm

Both of those bulbs are inadequate ---------------- please get what I posted for a UVB -- are you using a bright white basking bulb ? If not you need to get one -- you want to mimic the outside --- you need something like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... gid=500202 if your tank is a 40 gallon start w/ a 100 watt but make sure you have a digital probe thermometer to get that basking temp-- you do not want to burn her up https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/enviro ... gid=500202 you can get the probe and the basking light at petsmart or petco -- they probably wont have the UVB I am recommending
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