Beardie won't poop?

teeta999

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Mustard
So my 1-year-old beardie hasn't pooped in a while. I'm concerned it's impaction but she's showing no symptoms and I'm not sure if she's pooping somewhere that I can't see in her enclosure (I have ripped the whole thing apart looking for a pile and it also doesn't smell like my others' do when they poop). I've tried warm baths, massages, everything that isn't a vet because funds but could anyone here have an answer? I'm genuinely lost. Her temperament hasn't changed and she is doing her usual thing of finding one spot and not moving all day. I've lost track of time on when her last poop was but I'd say it was around a month ago, maybe more. I want to try everything I can before going to the vet.

Please help :)
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
So my 1-year-old beardie hasn't pooped in a while. I'm concerned it's impaction but she's showing no symptoms and I'm not sure if she's pooping somewhere that I can't see in her enclosure (I have ripped the whole thing apart looking for a pile and it also doesn't smell like my others' do when they poop). I've tried warm baths, massages, everything that isn't a vet because funds but could anyone here have an answer? I'm genuinely lost. Her temperament hasn't changed and she is doing her usual thing of finding one spot and not moving all day. I've lost track of time on when her last poop was but I'd say it was around a month ago, maybe more. I want to try everything I can before going to the vet.

Please help :)
Dragons will stop pooping on a regular bases and it may be a weeks to a month or not longer --- what are her basking temps and how are you taking them? You want surface basking temps -- 95-100-- your UVB what are you using a coil or a long tube fixture-- and the dragons diet please -- we can better help if we have this info --
 

teeta999

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Mustard
Dragons will stop pooping on a regular bases and it may be a weeks to a month or not longer --- what are her basking temps and how are you taking them? You want surface basking temps -- 95-100-- your UVB what are you using a coil or a long tube fixture-- and the dragons diet please -- we can better help if we have this info --
She has a tube UVB fixture that covers her whole enclosure and her basking temp is 31 celsius. The lights are on from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.There should be pictures in my profine. Like I said my beardie doesn't really move so if she went to sleep on the cool side, she'll stay there during the day unless I move her, and vice versa on the hot side. Her diet consists of daily fresh greens which she doesn't really touch and I've tried hand-feeding, leaving her in there with the food alone, bee pollen, putting bugs in the bowl but unless she's really hungry she doesn't touch them. I usually put celery leaves, kale, blueberries, bee pollen, calcium and exo-terra juvenile bearded dragon soft pellets in her daily greens bowl with some changes every now and again to ensure variety like adding blackberries, bananas, strawberries, or changing up the greens. She also gets crickets or woodies (roaches) whenever I can get them for her. She hasn't had these as often recently due to a lack of stock at local pet stores so I've been leaning more on the greens. I also have to feed my baby beardie meaning she gets them more often but not as many as she would probably like. I could probably stand to feed her more bugs (they are all dusted in calcium powder)
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
She has a tube UVB fixture that covers her whole enclosure and her basking temp is 31 celsius. The lights are on from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.There should be pictures in my profine. Like I said my beardie doesn't really move so if she went to sleep on the cool side, she'll stay there during the day unless I move her, and vice versa on the hot side. Her diet consists of daily fresh greens which she doesn't really touch and I've tried hand-feeding, leaving her in there with the food alone, bee pollen, putting bugs in the bowl but unless she's really hungry she doesn't touch them. I usually put celery leaves, kale, blueberries, bee pollen, calcium and exo-terra juvenile bearded dragon soft pellets in her daily greens bowl with some changes every now and again to ensure variety like adding blackberries, bananas, strawberries, or changing up the greens. She also gets crickets or woodies (roaches) whenever I can get them for her. She hasn't had these as often recently due to a lack of stock at local pet stores so I've been leaning more on the greens. I also have to feed my baby beardie meaning she gets them more often but not as many as she would probably like. I could probably stand to feed her more bugs (they are all dusted in calcium powder)
How long is she basking for? They need at least 4 hrs but it sounds like shes brumating - or semi brumating- is it going into winter there -- they will slow down w/ the less eating so less pooping - I would try and start getting your roaches on line -- most do this here in the states -
 

teeta999

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Mustard
How long is she basking for? They need at least 4 hrs but it sounds like shes brumating - or semi brumating- is it going into winter there -- they will slow down w/ the less eating so less pooping - I would try and start getting your roaches on line -- most do this here in the states -
I'm In australia, so its just going into summer here
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I'm In australia, so its just going into summer here
Ok so I would keep an eye on her weight -- kitchen food scale weigh in grams and weigh her every 2 weeks- if shes losing weight and every thing else is good like your UVB temps etc then it would be time for a vet check --- how is the poop when she does is it really runny smelly-- so bad it makes you want to leave the room smell ? that could be a sign of parasites and that would cause her not to eat -- if so then I would take a fecal into for testing -- NO enemas please - take the sample in -- you can call them tell them you want a parasite test and would like to drop one off -- so what goes in must come out -- if you need help getting her to go feed her some canned plain pumpkin w/a little olive oil a couple of drops and that will make her go - keep feeding it to her till she goes - she may have a blow out but at least she went :)
 

teeta999

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Beardie name(s)
Mustard
Ok so I would keep an eye on her weight -- kitchen food scale weigh in grams and weigh her every 2 weeks- if shes losing weight and every thing else is good like your UVB temps etc then it would be time for a vet check --- how is the poop when she does is it really runny smelly-- so bad it makes you want to leave the room smell ? that could be a sign of parasites and that would cause her not to eat -- if so then I would take a fecal into for testing -- NO enemas please - take the sample in -- you can call them tell them you want a parasite test and would like to drop one off -- so what goes in must come out -- if you need help getting her to go feed her some canned plain pumpkin w/a little olive oil a couple of drops and that will make her go - keep feeding it to her till she goes - she may have a blow out but at least she went :)
okay thank you so much :)
 

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