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QnA on Bearded dragon not pooping

QnA on Bearded dragon not pooping

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular pet lizards. They're easy to care for, provide plenty of entertainment and can be kept in any type of home. However, there is one common problem with bearded dragons that owners often don't know how to handle: their reptiles rarely poop. 

It's not unusual for a bearded dragon to go a week without pooping. In fact, soaking is the norm for these animals. That's because their digestive system is very specialized and they can only digest food if it's wet. So, when they're not eating or drinking, their bodies are busy breaking down food and absorbing nutrients. 

This doesn't mean that your bearded dragon is sick – he just isn't pooping because his body needs to do other things first.


    What Is The Maximum Time A Bearded Dragon Can Go Without Pooping?

    Bearded dragons who aren't in brumation shouldn't go more than a week without pooping. Some people may spend weeks without pooping, although this is very uncomfortable and usually indicates a health problem.

    What should I do if my bearded dragon refuses to poop?

    If you think your bearded dragon isn't pooping because they're thirsty, try putting a few drops of water on their nose.

    What can I do to make my constipated bearded dragon poop?

    Daily soaking in warm water (90°F) for 30 minutes will aid hydration and may encourage defecation. Cisapride (1–4 mg/kg PO SID till defecation) might be beneficial.

    What makes you think a bearded dragon doesn't poop?

    As previously said, a dehydrated bearded dragon may not defecate correctly. Your bearded dragon is equally vulnerable to cold temperatures. Bearded dragons, like desert reptiles, need scorching temperatures for optimum digestion and health. Your dragon will poo like it should if you have a healthy stomach.

    How can you tell if your bearded dragon has been harmed?

    Impaction in a Bearded Dragon's Physical Signs Having difficulty walking (stiff or awkward gait)
    • Rear legs that are shaky or immovable (possibly dragging them around instead of using them to walk) Loss of weight
    • Awkward appearance.
    • Tender stomach.
    • Between the parts of the spine, there are lumps.
    • At the site of impaction, there is a bulge.

    Is it common for a bearded dragon to not defecate on a daily basis?

    Pooping is normally done every day or two for children. Adult bearded dragons, defined as those above the age of 18 months, may defecate on a daily or weekly basis. The frequency with which adult beardies defecate is determined by their diet, activity level, and the way their bodies metabolize food.

    I'm not sure how to tell whether my bearded dragon is constipated.

    Impaction is a potentially deadly condition in which your beardie's digestive system becomes blocked. If you detect any of the following, your beardie may be suffering from impaction:
    • Inability to get rid of something
    • Regurgitation
    • It is having difficulty walking.
    • The ability to utilize one's rear legs has been lost.
    • A curve or hump in the lower spine. etc

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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