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    On Tuesday I was cleaning out the baby gecko rack and everything went fine but when I got to the last tub with Tempest in it, I went to move her and she squirmed a bit more then she normly would and I was afraid I would drop her and so I quicly put her into the clean tub I had sitting out for her. After I put her down i noticed she was walking funny, like one of her back legs was wobbly. now its been a few days and she seems to be a little better, still eating and pooing..but still walking to weird for my liking. So i took a video of it. I don't think its broken, but perhaps the knee is out of the socket?
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    I feel really bad but I truly don't remember hitting or leg or anything like that. She gets dusted crickets and mealworms daily and this only started after I changed her tub on Tuesday.

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    To me it looks like her fibula and tibia have been dislocated at the knee, but that's just a guess. If her lower leg was dislocated, it's probably really painful for her to walk (same if she popped her knee socket). An experienced reptile vet should be able to just look at/feel her leg to tell if it's broken/dislocated, and either pop the bones back in where they go, or splint it if something's broken. At the very least, maybe some pain meds. Poor baby, I hope everything turns out to be ok!
    And it doesn't look like mbd at all.
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    Awww poor baby!!!

    It looks really wobbly, and I know when my ankle acts up I get wobbly. So it looks just like a dislocation. A vet can easily pop it back into place. Try not to let her walk. If that's even possible. It must be in pain. =[[
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    Poor baby.

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    Its just been one of those weeks I think. One of our dogs just got out of emergency surgery because she had an infection in her uterus, and we are just waiting to go pick her up so instead of taking the leo and spending probably like $150 we ended up spending over $700 at the vets today. On the bright side, Tempest is walking MUCH better today so perhaps it was just a pulled muscle or something like that after all. I looked in on her this morning and changed her paper, gave her 5 crickets and even as I type she is stalking one in her tub. Watching her go after her food she is a tiny bit wobbly but i think within a few more days it should be back to normal. If its not perfectly normal by Monday I will call my bird/reptile vet and make an appointment. My dogs and cats see a different vet then my reptiles and ferrets.

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    wow, that's tough.

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    Wow, sorry to hear about your dog. I know how it is when something like that happens- my pug Frodo came with Parvo when I got him, and was in the vet's for 3 days. He's lucky to have survived, and me too considering it cost $600. I hope you pup is ok, and it's good to hear the leo is walking better! Keep us posted.
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    I hope that doesn't happen to my dogs.

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    I hate dogs. Lol. I'll never own one. Plus I'm allergic. I'm a cat and gecko person. =]


    I'm happy to hear the baby's doing better! Hopefully it can fix itself.
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