Please help! blood in poop/lethargy/not eating

Rogersdad

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So I am going to do the best I can to describe everything that is going on, and I will do my best to provide information on the tank, lighting etc..
Since I am at work it is fairly difficult to remember everything, however, I rescued my little roger from a pet store about 5 months ago when she was a little baby ( yes her name is roger .. didn't know she was a female until later on ) for the last few days she has become more and more lethargic, not wanting to eat, pretty much just lays in her cave with her head out on the rock. 50 gallon tank, t-5 or t-8 light inside tank ( I will update specifics this evening ) 2 lights ( both are ZooMed 100watt basking lamps ) temp in basking spot has been 98-105 ( we use a thermo gun to verify ) she has started refusing crickets, but she will eat mustard greens, collard greens, cilantro ( small portion as of recent ) she was eating super worms ( I discovered today that I have been feeding her too many which will be corrected as of today please dont crucify me ) and dubia roaches. I know this isn't a lot of information, problem is my wife and I have been stuck working nearly 70 hours every week for the last month and a half so its been impossible to track what she is doing during the day. All I know is that we can't get her into the vet for another 4 weeks and I just want to help her get better. She the sweetest thing and I hate seeing her like this..
 

Rogersdad

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these were from the other day, she seemed fairly normal and healthy ..
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
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these were from the other day, she seemed fairly normal and healthy ..
She is lethargic not doing any basking and eating or just not eating and doing a lot of lazing around -- in the pic she looks fine --- its winter here if its winter there they will go off their food -- mine is not brumating but hes not eating much either - still basking as normal etc -- eats horn worms and dubias hit and miss--- please tell me the UVB bulb there is a difference in distance for the T 8 and the T 5 once we determine which we can correct it if need be -- mine will sit in his cave too w/ his head on the rock as well --- but I am thinking its the weather but lets get the UVB situated first
 

Rogersdad

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She is lethargic not doing any basking and eating or just not eating and doing a lot of lazing around -- in the pic she looks fine --- its winter here if its winter there they will go off their food -- mine is not brumating but hes not eating much either - still basking as normal etc -- eats horn worms and dubias hit and miss--- please tell me the UVB bulb there is a difference in distance for the T 8 and the T 5 once we determine which we can correct it if need be -- mine will sit in his cave too w/ his head on the rock as well --- but I am thinking its the weather but lets get the UVB situated first
T5 it is currently mounted inside. I will do my best to give you all the proper info that I can. My partner measured before placing, I cant remember exactly what the distance was though.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
T5 it is currently mounted inside. I will do my best to give you all the proper info that I can. My partner measured before placing, I cant remember exactly what the distance was though.
Should be 12-15 inches directly above the basking decor-- sounds like the weather
 

Rogersdad

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She is lethargic not doing any basking and eating or just not eating and doing a lot of lazing around -- in the pic she looks fine --- its winter here if its winter there they will go off their food -- mine is not brumating but hes not eating much either - still basking as normal etc -- eats horn worms and dubias hit and miss--- please tell me the UVB bulb there is a difference in distance for the T 8 and the T 5 once we determine which we can correct it if need be -- mine will sit in his cave too w/ his head on the rock as well --- but I am thinking its the weather but lets get the UVB situated first
She isn't doing any basking and she is barely eating anything.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
My main concern then would be the small amounts of blood in her stools.
I would have her tested for parasites --- take a fecal into the vet NO ENEMAS!!! Have them test it --- too many parasites will cause them to not eat and be lethargic -- and shes not basking either --- the vet will want a sample in w/ in 24 hrs --- rule that out -- watch her weight I would get a weight on her now kitchen food scale weigh in grams --
 

Rogersdad

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I would have her tested for parasites --- take a fecal into the vet NO ENEMAS!!! Have them test it --- too many parasites will cause them to not eat and be lethargic -- and shes not basking either --- the vet will want a sample in w/ in 24 hrs --- rule that out -- watch her weight I would get a weight on her now kitchen food scale weigh in grams --
I will try to get a fecal sample in tomorrow since I am currently at work, I will update. Any recommendations with food since she isnt really eating at all?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I will try to get a fecal sample in tomorrow since I am currently at work, I will update. Any recommendations with food since she isnt really eating at all?
Just keep offering- but watch her weight- and keep her hydrated drop water on her nose or if she drinks in the bath do it that way- you need to see if she has parasites those need to be ruled out then go from there
 

Rogersdad

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Just keep offering- but watch her weight- and keep her hydrated drop water on her nose or if she drinks in the bath do it that way- you need to see if she has parasites those need to be ruled out then go from there
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Here’s a couple pictures from a moment ago. She’s out basking finally but still not eating. Do her eyes seem to be a bit sunken in?
 

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