Do Bearded Dragons Poop?
Bearded dragons, a popular pet among reptile fans, have arrived in many households. While they are entertaining and a great addition to any family, there is one important question people have when they get a bearded dragon – do they poop?
Yes, They Do!
Yes, bearded dragons do indeed poop. They can go several days without pooping, but this is generally only in smaller babies and young dragons. As they get older, they should be pooping every day or two. The color and consistency of a bearded dragon’s poop is just as important as the frequency, so it’s wise to keep an eye on both.
What You Should Know
Bearded dragons poops will typically be different colors, based on the food they eat and their health. If a dragon has a healthy diet, their poop should be a bright yellowish-green color. If it’s lighter or darker shades of this color, it could be an indication that something is not right with their health.
A healthy dragon’s poop should also have a slightly chalky consistency; if it’s too hard, it could be a sign of dehydration. Conversely, if the poop is like pudding consistency, it could be a sign of too much water, which could indicate a problem.
What to Watch For
When it comes to the health of your bearded dragon, there are a few things you should watch for:
- Parasites – If you notice small white or rice-like specks, your dragon may have parasites. You should take them to a veterinarian right away.
- Gut loading – If you notice chunks of undigested food or vegetable matter, it can be an indication that the food they are eating is not being digested properly.
- Infectious diseases – If the poop is very runny and watery, it can be a sign of an infectious disease. You should take them to a veterinarian right away.
Bearded dragons do poop and it’s important to keep an eye on the frequency and consistency of their droppings. The color and consistency can tell you a lot about their health. If you ever have any concerns about your dragon’s poop, it’s important to take them to a veterinarian right away.