No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

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No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby zachburnav » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:32 am

Hey everyone. I posted yesterday about my vet wellness exam and how my beardie slept through the whole car ride through the city 😂 But today his lab results came and they said they didn't find any abnormal things regarding parasites. He still has loose, and very runny poop. It stinks, too. What could be the problem here? It's mostly likely not over-hygration, but could someone guide me on how to tell if it actually is?

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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:40 am

The runny poop can be caused by diet---------- what is the diet lots of fruit and squash will cause runny poop --- UVB what are you using brand and bulb please ---- NO coils --- basking temps how are your taking them and what are they?
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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby zachburnav » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:47 am

His diet consists of a daily salad - arugula, collard, mustard, kale, and a little butternut squash. (I change greens every week or so) Sometimes I give him fruits but he likes squash and bell peppers a lot more. Bsfl is a main staple, dubia roaches are secondary. Reptisun 10.0 T8 is his uvb, its about 8 inches away from his favorite spots and basking rock. Cool side is 75-85 (depends on weather). Hot side air temps are 90-95ish. Basking spot is ~105-110 taken by a probe. I only recently started giving squash, but he had loose poops before that.
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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:55 am

Sometimes they just have loose poops and it's not caused by a known issue. My guy has been like that for years. It doesn't seem to be a problem for him. You can try adjusting the diet to see if anything changes. If not, then I'd keep offering squash if he likes it because it is hydrating and will help replenish water that is lost via the loose poops.
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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby zachburnav » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:12 am

Ok - I guess Ill try the diet changes. It's just so annoying and difficult, it leaks all over the place and isn't just one little bundle like normal 😂
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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:03 pm

Yeah I hear that. I've trained my guy to go on vinyl floor outside of his enclosure (for the most part) and that makes it easier to clean up with paper towels and then clean & sanitize.
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Re: No parasites.... What else could cause loose stool?

Postby zachburnav » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm

My Tokyo goes on his basking spot and doesn't want to change spots. Its so annoying but I'm kind of his slave now lol.
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