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Pooping but Bloated?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Tucker, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Tucker

    Tucker Member

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    Hey y’all I’m a little concerned about Bender. He’s been pooping on a regular basis but lately they’ve been very watery and he is starting to look bloated. Has anyone dealt with this before and should I be concerned? Diet hasn’t changed, he eats ground turkey with mashed hard boiled eggs (with shell) and the occasional kiwi (only fruit I can get him to eat) 4-5 Times a week. About once a week I will throw in a small frozen thawed rat.

    Here’s a pic, maybe I’m just being paranoid and imagining that hes

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  2. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hard to tell. How does Bender's stomach feel to the touch?

    Also, ditch the egg shells from the mix.
  3. Tucker

    Tucker Member

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    His stomach feels soft, if I push in a little on his left side I can feel something a little firmer but not what I would call hard. He doesn’t seem to be in any discomfort when I do so either. Also, I thought the eggshells were good for calcium, is that wrong?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    In general, yes, but not chicken eggshells. Rather, dust with Calcium powder.

    I'm not a veterinarian, so I suggest a qualified vet for lizards. With that said, what you describe does not sound like a problem.
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    I would also suggest a vet visit, if x-ray doesn't show anything you may want to see an ultrasound.