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Help! Beardie swallowed cherry pit?

catwu20

Member
Hi guys, so I was outside with my beardie Ginger and I was feeding her pieces of cherry. A cherry rolled towards her and she started eating it. I tried to reach my hand inside her mouth (and got a nasty bite too), but she had already swallowed the pit.

I am very concerned she will become impacted. She seems to be acting normal - alert and running around. But then again this is less than an hour after she swallowed it. Should I wait for a few days and see if she poos it out, or give her a laxative now? What are some signs something is wrong? I'm also afraid of her prolapsing, which I heard has happened before when they swallow a sizeable object :( . Any help is appreciated!
 

AHBD

BD.org Sicko
Hi there, if she's anywhere past 12" she should have no trouble at all. Beardies eat + pass all sorts of foreign objects and anything like a small pebble has passed through every single one I've ever read about on here in the past 11 years. Ginger should have no problem, just feed her as usual, maybe just a tiny bit less and the pit will come through with the food. .
 

catwu20

Member
Original Poster
AHBD":jaxaca3w said:
Hi there, if she's anywhere past 12" she should have no trouble at all. Beardies eat + pass all sorts of foreign objects and anything like a small pebble has passed through every single one I've ever read about on here in the past 11 years. Ginger should have no problem, just feed her as usual, maybe just a tiny bit less and the pit will come through with the food. .

Thank you so much AHBD...that does a lot to ease my stress. Have a good day :D
 

AHBD

BD.org Sicko
You're welcome ! And don't be too concerned if it takes a little bit longer, you can feed her natural laxatives like canned pumpkin, baby food squash or sweet potato and unsweetened applesauce.
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

Oh they can sure be fast , eating things that they shouldn't right in front of your eyes! I hope
your hand or finger is ok, they have sharp teeth!
As AHBD says, she should be able to pass that through, hopefully sooner than later. Soft
foods as suggested should help out!

Tracie
 
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