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Impaction of the gut can be caused by ingestion of substrate, ingestion of food that is too big, or by parasites.
 

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impaction is caused when a reptile eats substrate such as chippings or more commonly, sand. Because the animal cannot digest or pass the sand/chippings they become lodged in the intestinal area and can cause many problems, such as constipation and even death.
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impaction can allso paraliyze lizards buy the object pressing on the spine you can give tem warm baths to help get it out
 
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