So you’ve purchased a bearded dragon, and you’re wondering how to keep track of its poop. Here are some tips to help you. Check the poop for uric acid and parasites. After the first few times, it’ll be second nature. Checking poop can give you a better idea of your bearded dragon’s overall health. It can also help you act quickly if something is wrong.
Keep track of a bearded dragon’
Keeping track of a bearded dragon’ poop can be a valuable skill to develop. Often, abnormal poop can indicate a serious health issue. In addition to the obvious signs of parasitic and bacterial infection, a beardie’s poop may also smell very foul. If you notice that your beardie’s poop smells really bad, you should consult with a vet to get a proper diagnosis.
In addition to monitoring poop, it’s important to observe your beardie’s general disposition. While some adult beardies may poop several times a day, others may only poop once or twice a week. Be sure to check the temperature and UV light levels in the tank if you notice any irregularities in your beardie’s bowel habits. If you notice a sudden change in bowel habits, you should consult with a veterinarian to make sure that your beardie isn’t suffering from an illness or other health problem.
Depending on the breed of your bearded dragon, he or she may be more or less sensitive to its poop. It may poop one or two times a week, but your dragon may poop several times a day. If your beardie’s poop is different from this normal schedule, you may want to contact a veterinarian or use home remedies. Fortunately, most bearded dragons do not have any health issues that you should worry about, but you should be aware of your pet’s poop schedule.
Your beardie doesn’t actually “poop.” He produces uric acid, which is a waste product from the kidney. This waste material meets solid waste in the cloaca. This feces can also be an indicator of your beardie’s health, as the color of their poop will change with their diet. Remember that your beardie is a great concealer, so if you see an abnormally dark or yellow poop, consult with a veterinarian.
Check for parasites
Make sure to check your Bearded Dragon’s feces for signs of parasites. The fecal egg count and size can tell you if your Beardie has parasites. If the feces look runny and/or smelly, it’s likely that your Beardie has diarrhea or a parasite. This condition is often accompanied by poor appetite, listlessness, and weight loss. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian for an examination.
Black, watery poop is an indicator of a parasite infection. This can also indicate that your beardie has eaten an infertile insect or worm. If it is a mild case, you should monitor your beardie for a few days before contacting a vet. In addition to black poop, the poop of a healthy beardie will turn dark brown or black. If it is black or watery, your beardie may have a parasite.
Check for uric acid in poop
To check for urate in bearded dragon poop, simply look for a distinct white part at the end of the feces. Urate in bearded dragon poop may indicate a bacterial or parasitic infection. Bearded dragon poop consists of poop, uric acid, and urine. Urate is a concentrated form of uric acid that may be mixed with feces.
Urine in a bearded dragon’s feces may be white or contain some other acidic substance. If this is the case, your beardie is likely experiencing a digestive issue. If your beardie is not pooping regularly, contact your veterinarian and have him or her perform fecal flotation. Bearded dragon poop monitoring is simple and helps you understand your dragon’s overall health.
Treat dehydration in a bearded dragon
If you notice your bearded dragon’s fecal matter is black and solid, your pet may be suffering from dehydration. To remedy this problem, give your dragon plenty of liquids every day. In addition, replace hay and leaves with bowls of dirt or sand. These materials hold moisture better than leaves. You can also add moss to the tank at night instead of hay. Make sure to soak the moss first.
Bearded dragons excrete a small amount of waste, mostly urine and excess water. If dehydrated, the excrement may not contain much poop, or it may contain dry or reduced urates. Because dehydration decreases the amount of fluid in the excrement, bearded dragons may not pass their feces or urate.