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ClarkeReptiles
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PostSubject: question about bearded dragon    Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:35 pm

My friends bearded dragon has not defecated in about 3 weeks. She's eating crickets normally but is barely touching her veggies and greens. Temps have not changed. The UV light was replaced recently. My friend has given her two warm baths to stimulate her to defecate but nothing has happened.

Any thoughts? Environment is a 75g tank. Substrate is tile. Her veggies and greens are dusted each time she us offered them.
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PostSubject: Re: question about bearded dragon    Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:10 pm

How long were the baths? I'd let her soak for a good 45 minutes or more.
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PostSubject: Re: question about bearded dragon    Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:18 pm

I agree with Don, give some more soakings. Make sure the water is lukewarm, not warm. I was amazed how cool 80 degree water felt when I got my temp gun out to get it exact.

It also sounds like she may getting too much calcium and vitamins. If the crickets are being given regularly, and are dusted each time, there's no need to dust the greens too.
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PostSubject: Re: question about bearded dragon    Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:00 pm

The crickets are not dusted. Sge didn't mention how long the baths were but I can ask.
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PostSubject: Re: question about bearded dragon    Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:20 pm

I don't think it's the problem but I'd advise your friend to switch that regardless. Feeders should be regularly dusted and greens only very occasionally.
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PostSubject: Re: question about bearded dragon    Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:01 am

I would recommend Oxbow Carnivore Care if the longer soaking doesn't help. While it is also full of vitamins after 2 days of feeding one of my rescues some on top of some worms he had a nice big bowel movement the next day. The exotics vet I go to swears by it. It's also great for B12 deficiencies. Hope everything works out.
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