Bearded Dragon Poop Black and Watery!

Undrcoverglitch

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Hey! Olive had a parasite test done a month ago and nothing came up. But since then, she has had only watery poops as well as black poops. Her urates have been tinged red but I have fed her berries… I’m stumped!

Husbandry;
1.) basking spot 95°-100° cool spot 70°
2.) 120 Gallon Tank
3.) 10.0 UVB changed 2 months ago
4.) feeding Collard Greens, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Acorn Squash, and Spaghetti Squash. Fruit is once a week. 2-3 cockroaches every other day, sometimes dusted with calcium, multivitamin, or calcium with d3.
5.) Baths every other day to help with shed.

She is active and moves around her tank during the day. However, has to strain going to the bathroom. I have another dragon eating the same diet and is completely fine! Does anyone have any idea of what this may be??
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hey! Olive had a parasite test done a month ago and nothing came up. But since then, she has had only watery poops as well as black poops. Her urates have been tinged red but I have fed her berries… I’m stumped!

Husbandry;
1.) basking spot 95°-100° cool spot 70°
2.) 120 Gallon Tank
3.) 10.0 UVB changed 2 months ago
4.) feeding Collard Greens, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Acorn Squash, and Spaghetti Squash. Fruit is once a week. 2-3 cockroaches every other day, sometimes dusted with calcium, multivitamin, or calcium with d3.
5.) Baths every other day to help with shed.

She is active and moves around her tank during the day. However, has to strain going to the bathroom. I have another dragon eating the same diet and is completely fine! Does anyone have any idea of what this may be??
Cut back on the squash - and the bathing - too many baths will dry her scales out- feed her some pumpkin either canned plain or baby food see if that firms up the poop - too much squash will give the watery poop along w/ the gr pepper- feed more greens -
 

Undrcoverglitch

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I see! We were doing baths during the end of winter because humidity was at 10 percent but we’re back up to 30 now so I will!

And I’ll give that a try. Thank you. I’ll check back in about a week with results :) i’ll add turnip greens, mustard greens, and dandelion greens.
 

Undrcoverglitch

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Here is the update!! The poop is solid now! But I am worried about how blue/purple her urate is. I have never seen it so chalky too???
 

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Undrcoverglitch

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Howdy! She went to the bathroom again and I snagged a picture. Today, I also gloved up and broke her poo apart to check her consistency. It felt *very* sandy. She doesn’t live on sand! She hasn’t been in a layer box since earlier this year.
 

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Undrcoverglitch

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Update: Olive has Crypto…. I decided to bring in ANOTHER sample because the diarrhea wouldn’t stop… This time, they found crypto in it. I’m waiting on a call from the vet for more information but my research has me scared.
 

Undrcoverglitch

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Another update; She MIGHT have Crypto. The test used can make false positives and so we are gonna go ahead with a more specific test. I don’t know where she could have picked it up from but her pinworm count is high too. Hopefully it was an accident at the testing facility. In the meantime she’ll get a dewormer but also that test will be the conclusive answer…
 

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