constipated

Hobama

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Reginald/Reggie
I think Reggie might be constipated and im a little concerned. i believe its been around a week since he last pooped but im not certain. he is 8 months old. ive given him two baths today and gently massaged his belly to try and get things moving but all i got was a black beard. he doesnt normally black beard in the bath(or at all) so im thinking that the rubbing his belly is uncomfortable for him. i plan on taking him off bugs for a few days and soaking him daily. is there any other suggestions? should i stop with the belly massages because they seem to make him uncomfortable? also when i rub his belly i can feel a very firm log type thing on both of his sides. is it normal or poop or something else?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I think Reggie might be constipated and im a little concerned. i believe its been around a week since he last pooped but im not certain. he is 8 months old. ive given him two baths today and gently massaged his belly to try and get things moving but all i got was a black beard. he doesnt normally black beard in the bath(or at all) so im thinking that the rubbing his belly is uncomfortable for him. i plan on taking him off bugs for a few days and soaking him daily. is there any other suggestions? should i stop with the belly massages because they seem to make him uncomfortable? also when i rub his belly i can feel a very firm log type thing on both of his sides. is it normal or poop or something else?
Let him poop on his own- as they get older they tend not to poop as often- as long as his surface basking temps are good and his uvb and your feeding appropriate size insects he'll poop-- you can always feed him some baby food pumpkin to get things moving - make sure he's hydrated that too helps
 

Hobama

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Reginald/Reggie
Let him poop on his own- as they get older they tend not to poop as often- as long as his surface basking temps are good and his uvb and your feeding appropriate size insects he'll poop-- you can always feed him some baby food pumpkin to get things moving - make sure he's hydrated that too helps
yeah i know they tend to not poop as much but he never really goes more than 2 or 3 days without pooping so its been worrying me. im not sure how to make sure hes hydrated. i know the bath rumor isnt true now. he doesnt lick water off his nose like most dragons do. he has a water bowl but i dont know if he drinks out of it. i was thinking maybe just feeding hornworms every few days?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
yeah i know they tend to not poop as much but he never really goes more than 2 or 3 days without pooping so its been worrying me. im not sure how to make sure hes hydrated. i know the bath rumor isnt true now. he doesnt lick water off his nose like most dragons do. he has a water bowl but i dont know if he drinks out of it. i was thinking maybe just feeding hornworms every few days?
What does his poop look like? Dry or chalky looking or moist formed?
 

Hobama

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Beardie name(s)
Reginald/Reggie
What does his poop look like? Dry or chalky looking or moist formed?
it looks like a solid moist firm log. the urate is mostly white but the end normally has some yellow or orange. theres sometimes a bit of liquid around it but not all the time.
 

AHBD

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Sometimes an extra warm bath can help or putting them out in the sun if you can. Or if you have a sunny warm room that he can run around in it might help. Also feeding baby food or shredded + cooked squash, sweet potato, unsweetened applesause.
 

Hobama

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Reginald/Reggie
Sometimes an extra warm bath can help or putting them out in the sun if you can. Or if you have a sunny warm room that he can run around in it might help. Also feeding baby food or shredded + cooked squash, sweet potato, unsweetened applesause.
ok i plan on giving him another bath and we have sweet potato i can give him. are the lumps i felt anything concerning?
 

Hobama

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Reginald/Reggie
update

so i gave him the cooked sweet potato at around 8. i gave him like 7 or 8 bites. then just a minute ago i gave him a bath. so far still nothing but im hoping he just needs more time to digest the sweet potato.
 

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