You may be wondering “How can I help my bearded Dragon poop?” You’re not the only one! There are many reasons why your beardie might have trouble pooping. It can be a sign of parasites, loose substrate, or even a simple gastrointestinal blockage. These tips can help regardless of the reason. Listed below are some of the most common problems.
First, bath your beardie several times a week. Warm water of 100 degF is best. You may have to heat the water to achieve this temperature. If you are unable to find a shower that is at least 100 degrees, give your bearded a warm bath. You can also rub his belly! If this doesn’t work, you might want to take your beardie to a vet to have him tested again.
Next, check the substrate for signs of parasites. If your beardie’s poop smells, it could be a parasite. You should test for parasites and treat the beardie accordingly. If the problem persists then replace the newspaper. Spot-treat carpets with F10SC if the poop is still present. If you have carpets elsewhere, it’s a good idea to wash them with hot water and a mild detergent to prevent them from staining.
If your beardie is urinating, be sure to check for milky or white stools. This is likely urate, which is solid pee. Bearded dragons live in dry environments and urinate in a solid form to retain water. The poop should not be hard or odorous. If it’s white, though, it’s probably due to dehydration or excessive calcium.
A sign that your beardie is having a health problem is if he doesn’t poop for several days. An infection or parasite could be indicated by a smell that is similar to rotten fish. A parasitic infection could be a sign that your beardie has a discolored or bloody poop. Stress could also be a possible cause of impaction in your beardie dragon.
Yellow substances are important to look out for when you clean your beardie’s poop. This could be a sign of infection. Male beardies may have a yellowish stringy substance coming out of the vent. This is known as a seminal plug. It is best to not attempt to remove it yourself as it can cause serious problems. Yellow poop can also indicate a lack of diet.
Consult your veterinarian if your beardie hasn’t pooped for more than a month. Your beardie may be losing weight or could be constipated. Pay attention to your beardie’s behavior and temperature fluctuations. Keep an eye out for other signs of constipation, such as lethargy or an absence of appetite. You shouldn’t panic if your beardie behaves normally.
To help your beardie poop more regularly, increase the amount of water it consumes. You should also bathe your beardie more often. You can encourage him to poop by giving him a variety of tasty vegetables and fruits. Ultimately, the more water your beardie consumes, the less likely it is to be constipated. However, if your beardie is prone to constipation, it’s probably a sign of a problem.