Normal stool, followed by diarrhea.

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Drache613

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Hello,

Which UVB light are you using, what brand is it & is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light?
How are you measuring the temperatures, with a digital probe or a temp gun?
They can have looser stools or just urates somewhat often. Is this a daily occurrence?
What type of foods are you feeding him?

Tracie
 

19nick93

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18" Reptisun 10.0 tube mounted inside the cage, 6-7 inches away from his basking spot. I'm using a zoomed digital thermometer which seems very accurate. I put the probe directly on his basking spot and it reads 101-109. I am feeding collard greens, dubias, crickets, pheonix worms. He is very active and has a good appetite, his first stool is normal but he has a small amount of diarrhea after that. He is in full shed at the moment too. Also, I bathe him every other day.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Everything sounds good on your setup, no problem there.
Is it a full normal sized stool adequate for the amount of food he is eating? He wouldn't be partially impacted would he?
Sometimes that can happen though, after having a large stool, it may follow with other liquids etc. If his appetite is very good & he is eating the appropriately sized insects it doesn't sound like he is impacted.
You could consider getting a fecal done on him just to check for parasites & or worms.

Tracie
 

19nick93

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Yes it's an adequate stool size for the amount of food he's eating. Plus I bathe him frequently so that should clear up any impaction he may have right? The 15th will mark the 1 month period I've had him, so maybe he could still be adjusting? I heard it can take weeks depending on the Dragon. I handle him everyday, he has never displayed any aggressiveness whatsoever so that's good too.. I might add, he still has very dark stress marks on his beard/belly. It's strange though, they will clear up then come back. I've noticed at night when the lights go out the marks will completely dissappear. They come in very dark when he is basking. Your thoughts? Thank you very much by the way!
 
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