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Old 04-09-2009, 09:47 AM
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Hi Guys,

Its day 7 i've had my baby beardie: Jessy.
This morning i sat in front of his viv watching him and he took a great big poo!

The only thing worrying me is that it was a bit watery- is this bcoz he's had too much water in his diet? He's been eating a mixture of small crickets and locusts along with watercress over the past couple of days. I have been misting him at least once a day, and he has a shallow water bowl in his viv too.

Tempratures are 28 Degrees Centigrade on the cool end 38 on the hot end.
I'm a bit worried now and need your advice

You guys are all number thank you for your help so far.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:20 AM
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The diet seems good but try not to giv him too much vegetable matter that might upset his little stomach when young they only realy eat small insects becoming more herbivourous as they mature. i kept my babies at between 26 and 28 degrees droping to 24 at night. some times the poo is watery anyway because they wee and poo at the same time so its nothig to worry about (unless theres blood in it).
it sounds to me like your doing a good lob looking after him keep it up.

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Old 04-09-2009, 10:39 AM
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the diet is good but dont think you need to mist it
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:44 PM
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when i got my first beardie i fed him on small crickets and some Lettuce (not iceburg) but i never misted them... other than that it sounds like a nice habitat the littlun has

Also... when they are babies do NOT keep them on sand... as i lost a baby due to impaction after i put him on sand
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:26 PM
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I would leave off the misting, it has been suggested it can stress a dragon, bathing is a much better option.

When you say watery, do you mean a gel like casing to the poo? Only that is a good sign that your dragon is well hydrated.

Best substrate in my opinion is paper towel, again particularly in young dragons, it's easier to clean and doesnt harbour bacteria in the same way particle substrate can.

Good staple greens are cress, butternut squash, spring greens and peppers.

Make sure your temps are correct, for younger dragons that basking spot needs to be 115* or higher. Temperatures are imperative for good digestion.

Once you've got the set up right you will have a healthy happy dragon .
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:31 PM
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The other thing I will add to the above is that sometimes when you offer them something different it can cause them to have runny poos.. one of mine cant have chard because it does the same to him..

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