Impaction in bearded dragons occurs when something blocks their digestive tract.  Although usually caused by a solid mass, the digestive tract can also be obstructed by a semi-solid indigestible mass.  A blockage in the digestive tract is a very serious situation and can be fatal if not treated in time.  So, what exactly causes this condition?

Causes

Impaction usually occurs because your beardie ate something too large for him to digest properly.  Also, certain insects have hard exoskeletons or shells that aren’t very easy to digest.  This is commonly a problem with juvenile dragons.

You should also know that these lizards require proper temperatures in order to digest their food properly.  Therefore, improper temperatures can also…



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