Constantly having bowel movement issues

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Constantly having bowel movement issues

Postby laneyeldridge » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:33 am

HI there!
I am reaching out because I continue to find myself in the same situation again and again. Bee, my 7 month old beardie girl, has been having some issues for the past two and a half months. About a month and a half ago, Bee really decreased the amount she was eating and hadn’t pooped in about 2 weeks. I took her to the vet where they okayed my setup and care for Bee and said she wasn’t impacted, but also suggested to have her dewormed (which I did). That very day she pooped and returned to her more lively self. Except this happened again, she went about 4 weeks without pooping after that and barely touched her food. I KNOW that this is very long and I should’ve taken her back to the vet sooner. I just thought she was almost going into a very early brumation because she barely wanted to eat and was so so tired. I took her to a different vet that said she’s healthy but could be a little dehydrated because she could feel a very hard urate. She gave her a small enema and sent us on our way. I gave Bee a bath when I got home and she finally had some bathroom action. This was great and you could tell she felt much better. A week later, she had another bowel movement. Now it’s been another week since she has had a bowel movement and she’s definitely had enough food to do so. Her belly looks a little bloated. I don’t know what to do.. is she going to constantly have to have enemas? I have been giving her baths daily, providing a wide variety of hydrating veggies which she eats a bit of, and I have also been offering hornworms as they are good for hydration. AHHH I don’t want her feeling bad. Any suggestions?
Zoo Med T5-H0 Terrarium Hood, 24”
Zoo Med Reptisun 10.0 UVB T5 H0 Lamp, 24 watts
Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp, 150 watts
External Heat:
Power Reptile Heat Pad Under Tank Terrarium Warmer (large) (always on)
Thrive Ceramic Heat Emitter, 60 watts (used only at night when house is cooler)
On the cooler side the temp is consistent with being 80-83 degrees, where on the warmer lower side it's usually 87-90 degrees with the basking area being 100-105 degrees.
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Re: Constantly having bowel movement issues

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:54 pm

NO ENEMAS your lucky she survived the first one please read this
Please go over your lighting and basking temps -- first NO coils -- next basking temps need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons--- what are they
Diet what are you feeding her
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Re: Constantly having bowel movement issues

Postby Drache613 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:39 pm

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