Hey everyone, my name is Kevin, Im 29 and have two beardies at the moment. My female, about 9 or 10 months old is thriving, eating as much as her heart desires and just overall doing fantastic. My male however, about 7 months old, after purchasing him from a very well known small reptile shop here in west palm, has had it a little rough from the start. As excited as I was, I literally spent a good penny on the set up, enclosures and did a lot of research so I can be as prepared as possible for our new babies. However, I guess being new to this one cannot be prepared for everything. My male beardie was not eating properly well after the first week of being home which concerned me. Did not realize at that moment that he was also not properly digesting his food. My concern was he would eat 3 to 5 crickets or only 2 or 3 discoids and crawl back up on his log. My co-worker, who owns an 8 year old beardie and many other reptiles including 20 pythons, frogs etc, told me to try superworms. My beardie LOVED them and ate like 8 of them and probably would have eaten more but stopped him there. The day after he prolapsed the first time when he pooped. I did exactly what the shop owner instructed me to do and took him to the vet the next day still was not aware of him possibly having problems with his digestion. Doctor recommended we give him something for parasites as this is most common he says and said all looks well with my beardie. After a few days he prolapsed again. So a good week after that I brought him again and mentioned I notice my female has literal mountains of poop and he barely even has a little turd. So we tried something in the direction of a light laxative. After that he was eating like a champ for the very first time and finally had an apatite which excited me and my girlfriend very much and we just wanted him to be happy and keep eating. It was most likely too much too soon and it happened again!!! We are really concerned since we try to be great parents and everywhere we look this little guys eat so much and are fine but ours just isn't having it. So again I spoke with my vet who was also highly recommended and he said we should let him fast for a week before we go into closing the cloaca off for a while. Now we are in the middle of trying that and its tough because it hurts our hearts to not feed him but our female and the way he looks at us is just ugh! So I would be eternally grateful for any advise as we would love to be great parents and I would love for my baby to thrive as he is gorgeous and I really love that little guy. Any advise is appreciated!!!! Thanks everyone!!!