Possible impaction/constipation?

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Possible impaction/constipation?

Postby Kriz420 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:13 pm

It's been about 8 days since Mars has last pooped and I'm very worried that he might've gotten backed up. The last time I gave him a proper meal was 8 days ago. I fed him his usual dog food blend along with one hornworm as a treat. I feel like the hornworm might've been too big or something. Yesterday I gave him a warm bath and he was only able to pass urates, with some being stringy and one being relatively solid. I then gave him some small bits of banana (which he gobbled up instantly) because I heard it's good for digestion. So he's definitely hungry (he's a good eater by the way) but I'm scared of feeding him again because I don't want anything to build up inside of him. I'm also supposed to be treating him for pinworms but I don't wanna give him the Panacur yet because I feel like it'd worsen the situation somehow.

So the questions I have are:

-When should I feed him again?
-If I can't feed him yet then how long can a juvenile (he's 7 months old) skink go without eating?
-How long is too long when it comes to pooping?
-What are some other ways to help him poop?
-Should I give him his Panacur now or after he poops?
-Should I feed him before or after giving him his first weekly dose of Panacur?
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Re: Possible impaction/constipation?

Postby IvanDanko » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:21 pm

I'll try my best to answer each point:

- Offer food as per normal schedule. A hungry skink will eat. A picky skink is not a hungry skink.
- Skinks, even juveniles will go off food at times. They can sustain themselves for quite an extended period.
- Skinks can also hold off on defecating at times particularly close to shed. Often immediately after or during shedding they will drop what they have been holding.
- Follow the dosage guidelines for Panacur as directed, once a week with food. You can give the first dose at any time.

Keep an eye on Mars but im sure he will be fine.
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Re: Possible impaction/constipation?

Postby Janella » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:30 pm

Ditto to the above response. Good job with the reply.

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