Not pooping

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Not pooping

Postby Hollyfm » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm

My guy hasn’t pooped in 2-3 weeks. His temps in his enclosure are on track. I’ve been bathing him daily for the past 5 days. Tried to feed him some pumpkin but he only licked some off my finger and not sure how much he actually ingested. He hasn’t been eating his salad at all lately but eating super worms. Have Dubai’s on order. Took him to the vet (wasn’t at all impressed with her so I’ll be looking for a new one). What else can I do!
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Re: Not pooping

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:28 am

Based on your other thread, this is normal when they are in brumation. They eat less and poop less frequently since their metabolism is slowed. As long as his weight is remaining fairly stable, he is likely OK. He will have days when he is more alert and some when he is very sleepy. On the more alert days you can take him out and weigh him and offer some drops of water in case he is thirsty. If his weight is stable, it's just a matter of letting him do his thing. Eventually he will start to wake back up and get more energetic if he is following a similar pattern to what my dragon does.
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Re: Not pooping

Postby Hollyfm » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:45 am

Ok thank you. I haven’t been able to get a poop sample in to check for any parasites. Is that ok?
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Re: Not pooping

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:00 am

Yeah don't worry about that too much unless there were other symptoms before brumation (weight loss, diarrhea, excessively smelly poop etc).
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