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Tegu poo

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by Paul w, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Paul w

    Paul w New Member

    Jun 30, 2018
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    Hi all
    First time posting so a little history.
    Recently adopted a black and white tegu from a so called reptile expert. He’s 18 months old and turned up in a 4ft viv (yes really ) a heat mat and a small bulb for heat. Had reptiles before so within 2 weeks had him happy in a 7ft x 3ft new Home with UV lamps and a surface basking temp of 110 with a 80 deg cool side and some nice hides. For the first 3 weeks he didn’t poo so after a trip to the vet we discovered he was impacted. An £800 operation later removed a stomach full of mulch. Obviously caused by the previous owner. Within a couple of weeks he was eating and pooing nicely. Anyway I’ve now discovered after a few months of trying he will eat nothing but whole prey (frozen and defrosted). Will not touch any other raw meat and will not even go by fruit. After reading of digestion issues with fur I have found a supplier for furless mice so have been feeding these along with a few chicks and rats. So all was going well except this limited diet till last week when his poos started to become runny. He now seems to always poo on his basking platform which he never did before almost like he has no control so can’t get to his usual spot.
    Any thoughts what could be causing this diet/ illness?
    Thanks for reading
  2. Teguixin.22

    Teguixin.22 Member

    Jun 14, 2018
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    Dietary changes sometimes bring that on. It's common in the GI tract as far as i know. Young tegus can be picky, that is also normal. Just keep an eye on it
  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Nov 20, 2014
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    Chicks might be responsible. Cut out for a week.
    Gary likes this.