6 month old eats paper towel

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6 month old eats paper towel

Postby RangosMama » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:44 pm

I was cleaning my little Rangos tank and I've never had a problem out of him eating the paper towel while I wash his carpet but today he ate quite a chunk of paper towel and I'm very worried about impaction as we dont have to money to take him to the vet. Both my parents and I are very worried and really need help.
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Re: 6 month old eats paper towel

Postby cliffhangerreptiles » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:02 pm

Hey there! It should pass through just fine. This is the reason when people are debating between lose and solid substrates, I always say that no substrate is the best. This has happened to me a few times, and it's never been fatal. Just make sure they are eating and pooping normally over the next few days.

Try a substrate such as ceramic tile or vinyl. This page talks about the substrate. :)
https://www.cliffhangerreptiles.com/pages/housing
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Re: 6 month old eats paper towel

Postby RangosMama » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 pm

Should I feed him or wait for it to pass before i feed him.
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Re: 6 month old eats paper towel

Postby RangosMama » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:54 pm

It's been a few days and hes ate very few and hasnt really moved. The only time he was active and moving around was when I had him in the bath. I'm not sure if it's because its colder outside or what but I'm worried.
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Re: 6 month old eats paper towel

Postby FandODragons » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi there :) I actually had this same experience about a year ago with my girl Opal. She passed her next stool just fine. It is probably a great idea to feed your dragon 100% pumpkin puree. It will help settle his/her stomach and help pass the next stool smoothly. He/she may just be going into a brumation or is having a hard time passing the stool.. I suggest giving a warm soak. If nothing changes in the next day, or for any reason she/he goes downhill please post again and we can try to help more!

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