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QnA on Bearded dragon poop

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular lizard species in the pet trade. They come in a variety of colors, including brown, and have a reputation for being docile and easy to care for. But bearded dragons do have one common trait: they eat poop.

The good news is that bearded dragon poop is not harmful to your pet. In fact, it's something that many owners find beneficial because it helps regulate their pet's digestive system. However, if you're grossed out by poop, be prepared to clean up after your bearded dragon!


    What should the excrement of a bearded dragon look like?

    The excrement of a Bearded Dragon should be brown with white urate. A healthy bearded dragon's stool will be brown in color, hard in substance, and log-shaped. Urate may be white or yellow in color and is generally seen near the end of the stool.

    What is the maximum number of times a bearded dragon should poop?

    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.

    When should I be concerned about the excrement of my bearded dragons?

    If your bearded dragon's excrement is completely white, it's most likely a urate rather than a poop. Don't be concerned if the urate is soft. If the scales are hard and chalky, your bearded dragon may be dehydrated, in which case you should give them a 20-minute bath in warm water up to their shoulders.

    Is it true that the faeces of a bearded dragon stinks?

    Beardie feces stinks. Poop stinks everywhere. It's just the way crap works. However, as previously said, the bearded dragon has absolutely little odor!

    How can you tell if your bearded dragon is sick?

    Symptoms of a Sick Bearded Dragon Issues with the lungs. Lizards in good health should be able to breathe softly and smoothly.
    • Issues with the eyes.
    • Discoloration.
    • Unusual behavior.
    • Loss of weight.
    • Secretion. Sickness might also be indicated by discharge from the eyes, ears, nose, or mouth.
    • Issues with the bathroom
    • Lethargy.

    Is it necessary for a bearded dragon to defecate every day?

    A juvenile bearded dragon (4 to 18 months old) will defecate once or twice a day, but those older than 18 months will poop 1-7 times per week.

    When your bearded dragon's excrement is runny, what does it mean?

    Runny excrement indicates that your bearded dragon has diarrhea, especially if it occurs regularly. Diet (overhydration) and parasites are the two most prevalent causes of diarrhea in dragons (most commonly, coccidia). Overfeeding your bearded dragon too many leafy greens, fruits, or horn worms is the most common cause of dehydration.

    Should the excrement of bearded dragons be solid?

    The excrement of a bearded dragon should be made of an off-white paste-like consistency that is soft yet substantial (urates). Excess moisture from your dragon's body may be present in the form of a liquid. As long as the excrement is adequately shaped, this is OK.

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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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