return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Nature Zone
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Birmingham - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Havre de Grace Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Port Charlotte - Nov 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fort Walton Beach - Nov. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Not defacatinng

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Sulcata & Spurred Tortoises ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: tglazie at Wed Sep 17 00:07:57 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tglazie ]  
   

Are you sure he's not? I mean, is it possible that his feces are going unseen in the vegetation? Is the enclosure bare ground? If you're keeping him on grass, it is very possible that such treasure may be hidden. When he does present feces, are they hard or soft? Are they flecked with white crystal like urates?

Odds are, if he's enthusiastically eating, you have no problems. However, if his feces are soft, then more roughage is in order. This would also explain their absence, as such are readily trampled, washed, eroded away. If you see urates, it could indicate dehydration, which would also potentially precipitate constipation. However, like I said, if he's enthusiastically eating, he's probably fine.

T.G.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  Not defacatinng - jchro030, Wed Sep 10 13:08:05 2008