Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Feeding/pooping issue


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    I have had my Leo for a couple of years, though we do not know how old he is. We got him as an adult, and the people that had him before adopted him as an adult as well. I have been having an issue getting him to eat. He last ate about 4 days ago and has not pooped since. He also will not take any more food. We fed him mealworms so Iím worried he might be impacted. Iím going to give him a warm bath a couple times tomorrow, but I thought I should ask a few questions before I do anything drastic. His current setup is a 29 L Viv and we use paper towels as substrate. We use a uvb tube (I know it is not needed, it was my bearded dragon light), which is on around 12 hours a day. His heating pad is on 24/7. He does have a hot/cold side of his tank. His basking temp gets around 80-90. He has a moist hide on the warmer side of his tank, though that temp does not get above 80-85. He usually poops the day after he eats, so I am a bit worried. He seems very active still. One question, I can use olive oil as a laxative for my bearded dragon. Is it ďsafeĒ to use for my Leo? I know Leoís stomachs are very sensitive. Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    7,090
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have a lot of leopard geckos. Some of them do not eat much at this time of the year and they don't all poop regularly. It's probably OK to give him a drop of mineral or olive oil and a warm bath wouldn't hurt. He may be just fine and having a seasonal issue. The interventions you're suggesting are all OK.

    Aliza
    Thanks Babybeardy19 thanked for this post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Okay! Thank you! Yeah I wasn’t sure if a draft had gone through his tank or if it had been colder than usual one of those days. I will give him a bath. It can’t hurt. Thanks for the help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Sorry I started three different threads. I was just worried about my Leo, and I was for some reason unable to open this tab. I fixed the problem and I will continue to add to this thread. It seems as if he is “slower” though he still has a plump tail. I was told I needed to take immediate action if they did not eat for a week or more. It has now been exactly a week. I did get my Leo to poop a few times and it did look dehydrated. I gave him fluids, though he is still not eating. I have noticed his eyes are a little more shut (not sunken in, eyelids are a bit lower that usual). Just updating on this post. He still has a plump tail and is not limp or weak. Should I be worried or just watch him for a while. I will continue to offer food, of course.
    Last edited by Babybeardy19; 01-13-2020 at 02:17 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    7,090
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Keep offering food. I have had leopard geckos go for much longer than a week without eating and without being ill. The record was my super snow who would go 6 months in the winter (and lose 20 grams). He would also get a respiratory infection every winter. By summer he'd be back up at 85 grams! To be honest, I think 6 months is quite extreme and very unusual. My point is that we should definitely be paying attention if there is no eating after a week, but it does happen and can end up not being a problem.

    Aliza

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Long, wrinkly poop?

    This morning, I woke up to a huge (about 2.5 inch) poop. It was tube-like and very wrinkly. He has had trouble pooping (only pooping very small urates and stools) and then I woke up to this monster of a poo. I was extremely worried at first, as the lights were off and it almost looked like a "trail" after it. I was worried it was prolapse but he seems extremely healthy after this. I checked his vent and it is not swollen or irritated at all. I am sure it was just a large poo after not getting it all out (I've experienced this with my bearded dragon when I first got him; his stools were massive!), but is there anything I should watch for?
    Sorry I was unable to get a picture of it. I had to leave as soon as I cleaned it up and did not have my phone on me. If this happens again, I will get a picture. Thank you!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    7,698
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Babybeardy19, I merged your new thread with this existing one. As mentioned before, if you have any more to add to the current poop or feeding issues with this gecko, post them here, do not start another new thread.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I am sorry. I felt this was completely unrelated, as I solved the other issue. I wonít start another thread.
    Last edited by Babybeardy19; 01-15-2020 at 01:33 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    7,090
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Quote Originally Posted by Babybeardy19 View Post
    This morning, I woke up to a huge (about 2.5 inch) poop. It was tube-like and very wrinkly. He has had trouble pooping (only pooping very small urates and stools) and then I woke up to this monster of a poo. I was extremely worried at first, as the lights were off and it almost looked like a "trail" after it. I was worried it was prolapse but he seems extremely healthy after this. I checked his vent and it is not swollen or irritated at all. I am sure it was just a large poo after not getting it all out (I've experienced this with my bearded dragon when I first got him; his stools were massive!), but is there anything I should watch for?
    Sorry I was unable to get a picture of it. I had to leave as soon as I cleaned it up and did not have my phone on me. If this happens again, I will get a picture. Thank you!
    I'll spare you the details of how this can happen with people too. Let's just say that in my personal experience this can happen and it's not a big deal.

    Aliza

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •