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    Hi Everyone - not sure if we have a problem or not. We didnít let Mango brumate this year as heís under 12 months. Heís off his veggie (no biggie from what I gather during cold winter) but has been snacking on crickets and king meal worms. Tends to sleep a lot atm, but hasnít pooed for about 2 weeks. Just did one tonight in a warm bath but was still straining and looking like he still had more to come. His tummy is soft, heís walking fine, basically normal activity. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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    Try another warm bath if you're worried, don't feed meal worms (tenebrio molitor) if you can avoid them, they are high in fat and chitin plus low in protein. Try and find superworms (Zophobas morio ) or even better, silkworms.
    It's easy to tell which ones are which, superworms cannot be kept in the fridge as cold will kill them.
    Be careful as some people will tell you they are the same thing but they are not, giant meal worms are still just mealworms.
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    Thank you - I did ask for Superworms and they aren’t kept in the fridge but now I’m wondering if they are King MWs.

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    A bearded dragon that hasn't had a bowel movement in accordance with their natural schedule is likely either dehydrated, stressed, too cold, or possibly impacted! All of these reasons are cause for concern and should be addressed right away to either avoid impaction or resolve it.

    Impaction Treatment Options:

    1. Check The Temperature Of The Basking Area
    2. Give Your Beardie A Warm Bath
    3. Give Them A Massage
    4. Try Some New Food
    5. Take Your Bearded Dragon To The Vet

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