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 Post subject: Toiletting
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:14 am 
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Hi
My beardie hadn't really toileted much since I rehomed her. I have since moved her into a new set up and she has just started using her spot lamp correctly (the last couple of days) I bathed her everyday for a couple of days in warm water (which unfortunately she did not enjoy) finally last night she went. It was very large! The white part was quite hard. Am I right in thinking she may of been constipated? And could this of been due to the fact she wasn't using her basking area correctly?

I'm hoping this will not happen in the future, now she is a correct environment.

How often should an adult beardie toilet?


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 Post subject: Re: Toiletting
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Adult beardies differ in their toilet habits just as much as us :wink: Some go daily, others weekly and others can go even longer. They tend to go less frequent as they get older anyway :D
Now she is basking she should have a easier 'time' at going. You did the right thing giving her a couple of baths as she was probably a bit constipated :D

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 Post subject: Re: Toiletting
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Thank you for the reply

Is it normal for the white bit to be so hard. It was almost like chalk. It broke up with a bit if pressure from a toothpick. Sorry to be so graphic.

Can I ask how often I should be sprinkling her food with suplements. She has calcidust supplement and nutrobal. I'm wondering if I'm giving too much or too little.

Again, thank you for the reply :)


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 Post subject: Re: Toiletting
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Sorry I forgot to ask how much should a adult beardie weigh. I thought I may weigh her tomorrow :)


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 Post subject: Re: Toiletting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:10 am 
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It's not unusual for it to be hard. As for calcium etc. our adults get calcium every second or third feed and vitamin supplements probably monthly, plus of course as much time as possible outside during warmer months.

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