My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

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My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby Bmjo » Sun May 13, 2018 2:44 pm

Today i put him in a bath cause i was getting worried and this is what came out[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby ncc74656 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:21 pm

looks like a bit of impaction there, was holding it in for a while id bet. water is where most reptiles deficate and flowing water is where they drink nativly. so its not a surprise that some beardies we have prefer to only deficate when in a bath. its worth having an area where your beardie can go with water to let loose, also if impacted the floating/warmth can help pass a rough load. generally as long as you have good hydration going on a bit of poor digestion wont be an issue, its when you feed an excessive amount of husks or sand or other types of non digestible feed that builds up and blocks their intestines. with a proper and clean diet the poo should be contained, some what in a saussage style cacoon with the harder white substance at the end. that being said it can be hard to always get that right. if you get a couple of poo's like this in a row the its time to reevaluate what they are eating and change it to different types of food or take out some of the excess husk styles like meal worms or full grown adult roaches.
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Re: My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby Bmjo » Mon May 14, 2018 5:44 pm

ncc74656 wrote:looks like a bit of impaction there, was holding it in for a while id bet. water is where most reptiles deficate and flowing water is where they drink nativly. so its not a surprise that some beardies we have prefer to only deficate when in a bath. its worth having an area where your beardie can go with water to let loose, also if impacted the floating/warmth can help pass a rough load. generally as long as you have good hydration going on a bit of poor digestion wont be an issue, its when you feed an excessive amount of husks or sand or other types of non digestible feed that builds up and blocks their intestines. with a proper and clean diet the poo should be contained, some what in a saussage style cacoon with the harder white substance at the end. that being said it can be hard to always get that right. if you get a couple of poo's like this in a row the its time to reevaluate what they are eating and change it to different types of food or take out some of the excess husk styles like meal worms or full grown adult roaches.

Could it have been because he hasn’t had greens in a while
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Re: My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby ncc74656 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:58 pm

greens are a large source of fiber and such so sure. also basking temps can impact digestion. its stated that 90-105 is ideal for them to have after a meal, i however have never seen my beardie sit in such warm temps after eating. she prefers to be more like 70... to each their own i guess, in either case plants are a majority of diet for an adult beardie so if they dont have that it can upset their BM's
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Re: My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby Bmjo » Fri May 18, 2018 3:21 am

ncc74656 wrote:greens are a large source of fiber and such so sure. also basking temps can impact digestion. its stated that 90-105 is ideal for them to have after a meal, i however have never seen my beardie sit in such warm temps after eating. she prefers to be more like 70... to each their own i guess, in either case plants are a majority of diet for an adult beardie so if they dont have that it can upset their BM's

He sits directly under the basking light all the time. And i couldn’t get to the store to get him greens.
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Re: My beardie hasn’t pooped in a week

Postby budzoboy » Fri May 18, 2018 3:49 am

dandylion leaves are an excellent green for them..and free !
just make sure f you get them from the yard or so, they have NOT been treated with any kind of herbicide or pesticide.
I actually grow my own, that way they are fresh and I just wash them in water.

just a suggestion
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