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    How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    My (I believe female )Mali seems to be constipated. She looks bloated and hadn't gone in at least a week she's been doing this lately going only once a week but ALOT at that time. Is that normal that she only goes once a week??
    But now she is looking bloated. Is it recommended to give her a bath to help her go ?? I've read many pros and cons Also is there a food I can give her to help her go?? She's about 10 and eats spring mix, with some dandelion greens or collared greens or Bok Choy plus she always has a small dish with lentils split peas and white millet to pick on whenever. She's eating good all else seems fine I'm getting worried about her possible constipation. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!






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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    My girl goes every other day give or take. I would soak her and see if that helps. What are your temps like? How do you measure them and what substrate do you use?
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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    Check out the feeding section here.
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    Very good info.
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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    I did try to soak her but she got so stressed out I dried her and put her back and now she's hiding the temps are good 120 on hot side and 85 on cool I use digital thermometers one on each side. Shes 10 and back then we were told to use rabbit pellets as substrate and she's never eaten them , she's use to it so I never changed it to sand or millet . I don't know why she's constipated. I believe her diet is good from what ive researched. I'm really upset ?????

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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    Do you have any kind of cool and moist hide for her to retreat to?
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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    Could you please provide more info? Enclosure size, lighting details, how you're measuring temperatures etc etc. Providing pictures of the animal and the enclosure setup would help tremendously as well. Also, I would not recommend soaking--this can cause more trouble than it's worth.
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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    I wont be soaking her again thank you ! She's in a 36 x 18x 17. (Looking to get a 48) her temps are about 110 on hot side and 80 on cool side i have 2 Acurite digital thermometers I have A Zilla desert 50 UVB T8 fluorescent bulb, a zoo med Ceramic Heat Emitter 100 w
    And an Exo terra 150 w heat lamp all less than 3months old her diet consists of spring mix and dandelion greens with every few days some bok choy, collard greens, or mixed vegetables. I keep a separate dish with lentils split peas n some white millet
    She's acting fine and eating but rarely goes to the bathroom but when she does it's ALOT ! Now it's been over a week that she's not gone. Thank you for any help !

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    Re: How Often Should a Uro Mali Have a Bowel Movement

    Yes she has a hide on both sides cool and hot

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