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Hi my beardie hadn't pooed for a month... hasn't stopped eating hasn't lost weight is still active isn't hard around the abdomen.  We've bathed her squirte olive oil in her mouth. ..fed wax worms..  she is particular about green and hardly eats them and is approx 2.5 years old. .. she doesn't look sick

Hello Kim,

How much is she eating right now, has she slown down at all & is partially brumating?
What type & brand of UVB light are you using & how old is it?
Are you giving calcium supplementation regularly 3 times per week for her?
What other types of insects/feeders does she receive, other than waxworms?  They are pretty fatty so I wouldn't give them to her as a sole staple.  You can also try hornworms, silkworms, superworms & phoenix or calcium worms or roaches & crickets as lower fat staples with higher protein content.
You can try getting some canned pumpkin mixed with sugar free applesauce with a drop or two of olive or coconut oil & feed that to her daily, to help move things along.  You can continue the daily baths, too to try & encourage her to swim around for exercise.  
Does she try to go to the bathroom & strain or just is not going or trying to go at all?
If she isn't eating much then she wont really have much to go through her.  Many dragons brumate around this time of year, in which they simply wont eat much of anything for awhile.

Do you have any pictures of her?



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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.


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.

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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