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My bearded dragon has been having bloody poops for the past 3 days, but has been eating regularly. He never pooped regularly for the past 3 years since he was a baby. I've always had to put him in a tub full of warm water to get him to poop, or take him outside during the hot days in summer. The temps in his tank is fine, 100 on hot side, around 75-80 on cold. He eats 5-7 crickets a day, and veggies every day too. The blood is in his urinary/white part.

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Hello Nathaniel,

The blood in the urates can be due to dehydration or renal issues.  
It could also just be an irritated GI tract.  Did you get a fecal done on him yet?  I would recommend that first, just to see if he has worms/parasites that are high in numbers.
Are you using a UVB light & if so what type & brand do you use?
How often do you give calcium?
Do you have any pictures of him?

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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.

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I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

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I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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