Salad portion size?

lputnam

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My girl was recently tested for parasites and came back clean, but has continued to have diarrhea more often than not. She still has quite the appetite, basks, and seems content. My temps are where they should be (75ish cool side, 82-85ish hot side, around 101 basking) and my vet said it’s probably her diet. I’ve tried collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, chicory, endive, a little cilantro, and butternut squash but it doesn’t seem to matter what it is, she gets diarrhea. I tried cutting down portion sizes (she LOVES her salad and will go ham on them) I got a new food dish that’s smaller to help with this, it’s about the size of the palm of my hand. Attached is a photo of the dish. Is this an appropriate size salad for a year old beardie? I’d love for the diarrhea to stop 😭 thank you!!
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hello!
My girl was recently tested for parasites and came back clean, but has continued to have diarrhea more often than not. She still has quite the appetite, basks, and seems content. My temps are where they should be (75ish cool side, 82-85ish hot side, around 101 basking) and my vet said it’s probably her diet. I’ve tried collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, chicory, endive, a little cilantro, and butternut squash but it doesn’t seem to matter what it is, she gets diarrhea. I tried cutting down portion sizes (she LOVES her salad and will go ham on them) I got a new food dish that’s smaller to help with this, it’s about the size of the palm of my hand. Attached is a photo of the dish. Is this an appropriate size salad for a year old beardie? I’d love for the diarrhea to stop 😭 thank you!!
Cut out the butternut squash and feed some raw shredded sweet potato and see if that firms the poop up
 

Chris.

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Luis
Also I don't think you could feed too much greens. I'd just feed her as much as she likes to eat.
How are you supplementing?
Do you feed organic or conventional food?
 

lputnam

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Also I don't think you could feed too much greens. I'd just feed her as much as she likes to eat.
How are you supplementing?
Do you feed organic or conventional food?
If I can find organic I feed that, but it’s already limited what I can find for beardie greens in Maine in the winter. I always wash everything thoroughly. She gets calcium with and without vitamin d3 rotated, and then a multivitamin once a week
 

Chris.

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Luis
You can also try romain lettuce, arugula/rocket or kale.
Karrie is right, try the sweet potato and get a picture next time. Maybe it's not even diarrhea but only strong hydration.

Btw. squash is a fruit and fruits should only be fed occasionally ;)
 

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