i keep spares of the repti carpets for the tanks I use them in, so I can have one out being cleaned while the other is in the tank. very helpful. Glad she pooped for you. (though that would sound awfully odd if you ever heard anyone say that out loud...) A bath never hurts, and it's a good first option if you ever even suspect any blockage. If you need to, (this works wonders with my snakes) stick your foot in there, and half the time, they will just curl up around your ankle, and hold still, rather than trying to escape. I just sit on the tub with one foot in it reading a book while they soak.