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hi all my partners sister has a bd 12mths old and it has not done a poo for30 days she has taken it to the vet who gave her somr tablets but this has not worked , but the bd is still eating and seems fine . Is this normal? can anyone help :(
 

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relpy to anthony

when she took her to the vet he felt her and said it donsnt look like she is impacted?
 

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he is a vet that knows reptiles , the temps seem nornal general temp is 80 f substrate is wood chippings
 

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my adult beardies have been on wood chip for ages (years) and never had any impaction problems.
 

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Yes Andy, many don't get impaction, but the odd ones do, that's why i tend to use things lie sand, as it isn't as big :lol: I know sand can impact, but i think it is safer, i would recommend vinyl though, it is easily cleaned, attractive, easy to clean ect :D
 

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ants right, change her substrate to something simple and reliable like newspaper

give her a bath as well, might help flush out her system
 

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Hey m8.... the ambient temp is fine if a little low but really need to know the BASKING temp....thats the important one when taking into consideration the metabolism of reptiles.

Any chance you could fill in the following....could REALLY help matters

Dragon Questions


What is your dragon's name or your call name?

How old is he?

How long have you had him?

Did he come from a breeder or pet store?

Have you gotten a vet check and fecal done?

How long is he (snout to tail)?

What size cage is he in?

What substrate is he on?

Is he housed alone?

Is he active, alert, eyes bright?

Is he pooping?

What is his basking temperature?

What is it being measured with (digital, stick-on, etc)?

Are you using any form of electronic heating device other than overhead lighting?

What brand, model, and size is his UVB light?

How old is the UVB light?

How close to him is the UVB light?

How long are the lights on daily (day/night cycle)?

Are the lights on a timer?

What greens are you offering?

What veggies are you offering?

Are you misting? How often?

Is the dragon getting baths? How often?

What insects are the dragons eating?

What size?

How often and how many?

What are the insects being fed?

What calcium supplement is being used?

How often?

What vitamin supplement is being used?

How often?

What country (and/or state) are you in?

Is there any additional information that might be of use?


Know its alot to go through but could help narrow things down.

Also as to the woodchip arguement..... I kept mine with no problem on woodchip but have now moved to vinyl due to it being longer lasting and cleaner ( my MAIN worry besides inpaction was the bacterial buildup in the woodchip)

Andy
 

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you usually find most vets refer to you using your animals name. you make you appointments using your pets name and thats the name usually called out when its time to go in to see the vet.
 

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You never replied with the X-ray answer. If he hasnt had one I think he needs to get back to the vets ASAP. If hes eating food but not had a pooh for 30 days I think the vet need to find out where all this food is going :?
 

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no hasnt had x-ray will tell her to get one done asap, thanks for all the info
 
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