Red poop

Swan

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Whoah. Red/orange poop from Rocko.
He has been eating this 6-7 dusted crickets after his salad has been given. Salad has been consisting of some cut romain lettuce, cut up sweet peas, cucumber, and some smaller slices of carrots, occasionally fresh lemon balm.
He really likes the carrots and peas will sometimes eat the lettuce, mainly from hand. I have been lessoning the carrots in amount but still giving him some most days. Everything else is pretty consistent, with the occasional green bean or zucchini.

I have seen bits of carrot in his poop before but nothing like this. The deep orange color is pretty alarming... As it is almost red as blood. It was a watery poop too, most of his poops have been somewhat watery since I have cut back on his cricket intake (from 10).
Is he alright???
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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Noticing his vent is red tinged too...
I'm kinda freaking out.
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Please change the diet to mostly greens - no more carrots or peas or cucumber -- the carrots will turn urate orange -and the cucumber will give real watery stools-- posting a nutrition website for you ignore the kale info its outdated and a great staple feeder Nutrition Content
also his femoral pores are plugged please get some coconut oil on them to soften them up and when good and soft take a soft baby toothbrush and brush them to loosen the wax build up
 

Swan

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Thank you. I have been working on his formal pores for a couple of weeks. I'll keep up with the baths and coconut oil and brushing.
I will remove the carrots and cucumber.
So Kale is good but spinach is not, is that correct?
Thanks for the link.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Thank you. I have been working on his formal pores for a couple of weeks. I'll keep up with the baths and coconut oil and brushing.
I will remove the carrots and cucumber.
So Kale is good but spinach is not, is that correct?
Thanks for the link.
Yes kale is real good spinach is a calcium binder so you feed it feed sparingly - there are other options for greens - look the website list over I posted for you -
 

Swan

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Just checked it out. Thank you. very helpful.
It says in there that butternut squash is alright. Since it is orange... Should i hold off on that? Oris it alright to give.
I am out of salad and anything else to give him right now. But I do have that.
Thanks
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Just checked it out. Thank you. very helpful.
It says in there that butternut squash is alright. Since it is orange... Should i hold off on that? Oris it alright to give.
I am out of salad and anything else to give him right now. But I do have that.
Thanks
If you can hold off for a few days giving the butternut it would be best - you want to get the liquid if there is any more watery looking no color --- the white in the poop is good but all that orange liquid I am thinking its the carrots mixed w/ the cucumber -- lets see what the poop / urate / liquid does w/ no more of the carrots cukes etc -- I would get to the store and get some of the greens I posted --- your gonna haft to see what he likes so its going to be trial and error -
 

Swan

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If you can hold off for a few days giving the butternut it would be best - you want to get the liquid if there is any more watery looking no color --- the white in the poop is good but all that orange liquid I am thinking its the carrots mixed w/ the cucumber -- lets see what the poop / urate / liquid does w/ no more of the carrots cukes etc -- I would get to the store and get some of the greens I posted --- your gonna haft to see what he likes so its going to be trial and error -
Thanks I'll make a store run.
I do have home canned beans and frozen kale I thawed and gave him. He ate some of the kale. We will see how he does with the rest for now.
In the past he has mostly left the leafy greens alone and gone toward other food items. Except the lemon balm. He really likes that.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

The canned beans wont be good but the frozen kale will be ok short term but fresh produce is much better. The freezing can destroy thiamin which will contribute to a
deficiency in them eventually.
The butternut squash is fine, but as Karrie suggested,
give his system a few days or so to flush out the carrots
so that you can determine any other issues.
I believe that the color of the stool is related to the
carrots! This happens fairly often with them.

Tracie
 

Swan

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So, this doesn't look great. Rocko held his poop for 2 days. He has been given the opportunity he just hasn't done it.
His behavior seems fine. He is eating a great amount. Mixed greens and organic kale. These past 2 days or so the mixed greens had a little spinach in it, first time I've given that to him. No other vegetables. He eats 2 meal worms and 1 superworm a day.
Has a new uvb light and heat bulb.

Thoughts??
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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
So, this doesn't look great. Rocko held his poop for 2 days. He has been given the opportunity he just hasn't done it.
His behavior seems fine. He is eating a great amount. Mixed greens and organic kale. These past 2 days or so the mixed greens had a little spinach in it, first time I've given that to him. No other vegetables. He eats 2 meal worms and 1 superworm a day.
Has a new uvb light and heat bulb.

Thoughts??
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Do you have proper distance and placement for the UVB?
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Please do review the tank setup for us, as well as your basking temperatures also, so we can try to
pinpoint any areas of concern. Perhaps cut out the spinach if you can, not sure if that would really
cause a runnier than normal stool but go ahead & try that right now.
I noticed his beard is a bit dark, hormonal or not feeling well?

Tracie
 

Swan

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Original Poster
So, this doesn't look great. Rocko held his poop for 2 days. He has been given the opportunity he just hasn't done it.
His behavior seems fine. He is eating a great amount. Mixed greens and organic kale. These past 2 days or so the mixed greens had a little spinach in it, first time I've given that to him. No other vegetables. He eats 2 meal worms and 1 superworm a day.
Has a new uvb light and heat bulb.

Thiughta
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Hello,

Please do review the tank setup for us, as well as your basking temperatures also, so we can try to
pinpoint any areas of concern. Perhaps cut out the spinach if you can, not sure if that would really
cause a runnier than normal stool but go ahead & try that right now.
I noticed his beard is a bit dark, hormonal or not feeling well?

Tracie
 

Swan

Member
Original Poster
Basking temp is 94-103
He does have a dark beard most times. Does go away after he "mates" with a hand towel and he chills out/calms down.
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Swan

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Original Poster
Hello,

Please do review the tank setup for us, as well as your basking temperatures also, so we can try to
pinpoint any areas of concern. Perhaps cut out the spinach if you can, not sure if that would really
cause a runnier than normal stool but go ahead & try that right now.
I noticed his beard is a bit dark, hormonal or not feeling well?

Tracie
His dark beard... He has always had it since he come to live with us. I should say most times. It goes away after he mates with a towel. It also stays gone after that and if he is looking out our big window or in our screened porch.
 

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