my bearded dragons poop has been runny the past couple days for some reason. i feed them mustard greens sprayed with water, pellets, yellow squash and super worms, can anyone help me to why this could be. they are all active and alert but the poop is runny like diharea
Age: <1; Male; Breed: bearded dragon
Can you tell me if you have had a fecal done?
UVB? How old?
Temps and how measured?
Are they housed together?
i havent had the fecal testing done yet due to low money situation. ive been using clacium based sand for the past 6 months. i use calcium and vitamin supplemets. i use the mercury vapor bulbs. my fmeales are housed together and my male separate. one dragon is 6 months the other is about 9 months another 10.
At this point I would have a fecal run on at least one of the Dragons, since what you are describing is usually a Parasite issue like coccidia. I would also get rid of the calci sand as it can compund issue with an impaction especially if there are a parasite issue going on. I will give you my care sheet, and have you review it, Once you have, please hit reply if you would like to discuss this further. I can locate a Herp Vet with a location for you. Joan
Bearded Dragon Care Sheet
1. 0-3 months- baby 2. 3-12 months-juvenile 3. 12-18 months- sub adult 4. 18 months + -adult
1. A UVB light source-best is 10.0 Reptisun that runs the length of your tank. Your dragon must have this light to metabolize calcium. If not he will get metabolic bone disease, a serious condition. You can also take your beardie outside to bask in the sun for 15 minutes each day if your temps are 80 degrees or above outside. You can purchase cages or reptariums from your pet store. Never leave a beardie outside unattended. 2. A basking type light that puts out heat and warmth above basking spot. Your beardie must have warmth to digest food & thrive.
Babies: Warm basking log: 105-125 degrees F Cool side: 85-90 Adults: Warm basking spot: 110-115 Cool side: 80-85 Measure temperatures with a digital probe type thermometer or a temp gun-these are most accurate. Stick on thermometers unreliable.
*Beardies over the age of one year old during the winter months will go into a Brumation like most Reptiles and Herps. It is a form of Hibermnation that is governed by the weather and time of year. The lights should be on a shorter period at this time. Fresh greens should be available during this period. Do not feed live pery during Brumation.
Water: Mist your little one with the spray bottle 3-4 times a day. You can also offer a small dish of water in your enclosure but be sure your dragon is not too small to drown in it. It is recommended that when your beardie is 2 months old you can bathe your baby in a small plastic container with warm water- not hot. It will help them to stay hydrated. As they get older you can move up to the bathroom sink and then to the bathtub. Very important for bath enclosure to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed prior to bath time. Clean between dragons too if bathing more than one.
If you have any further questions feel free to ask. I like to start people off with proper husbandry and then see if I can further assist. http://www.repticzone.com/articles/fruitsandvegetablesrated.html This is for fruits and Vegetables
http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/impaction/?page=3 calci sand
sexing bearded Dragons: http://repticzone.com/articles/sexingbeardeddragons.html