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    Default Oh no! Something is wrong with my Scooby's right front arm!


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    He was perfectly fine lastnight!

    I was in lastnight to feed him. Fed him 4 gutloaded/dusted crickets. He'll be 3 years old in May. He's very healthy. He's a orange carrot-tailed baldy morph. I've noticed over the last year his limbs occasionally have the tremors when he wakes at dusk, but it was never anything major. Other than that, he's the picture of health. Eats like a horse (eats ALL feeder insects). Poops regularly and healthy. Anyway, he was walking around his tank after he ate lastnight, and he looked fine. Later on lastnight, I went in to check on him and he was in his warm hide laying down...even later, he had taken a nice healthy poop.

    Tonight I went in to moisten his middle hide. I lifted the lid up and he was inside sleeping. I woke him up and told him to move so I could moisten the hide. Once he started moving, he was moving really weird. When he got out of the hide, I could see he was having trouble walking. His front right leg wasn't working right, and was partially collapsing under him, which was causing him to slightly roll over some. He got a little better after he moved around a bit, but not much. The limb was tremoring some. Anyway, at some point he went over to his rocky warm hide and tried to climb it, but he couldn't lift his right leg up to climb. I felt so sorry for him. I am so upset. I have no idea what is going on at all. There are no kids living here, so nobody could have dropped him. I don't know how he could have hurt himself in his tank. I am completely baffled. I don't understand what's going on?

    I am so scared for him. I'm worried I'm going to take him to a vet and their going to tell me they're going to have to put him to sleep.

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    What would really help is a video of Scooby walking, and a picture of the leg if possible. I'm sure more experienced members will chime in soon, these are the things I know will help them out when they arrive! Positive energy to you and your gecko!
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    Well, he has a vet appt. tomorrow. His leg looks fine. It's not bent weird or anything. I'm thinking he dislocated his shoulder. When this all began, he was turning around in his moist hide and it looked like he was having trouble turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoFanboy View Post
    Well, he has a vet appt. tomorrow. His leg looks fine. It's not bent weird or anything. I'm thinking he dislocated his shoulder. When this all began, he was turning around in his moist hide and it looked like he was having trouble turning.
    A minute-long video of Scooby walking about WILL be helpful.

    How often do you dust with powdered supplements? Which brand and exact type are you using these days?
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    Okay, so I took Scooby to the exotic vet lastnight. They did an X-ray. They said he has no broken bones and no MDB. They think he has a soft tissue injury. Of exactly what, I'm not sure. Will it heal? I have no idea. I'm not sure how he ended up with this. His tank has three bonafide gecko hides in it (they're not "make-shift"). The night before I discovered him in this condition he was walking around fine. This is very upsetting because I can't explain this.

    They gave him an anti-inflammatory shot with a painkiller and said he'd be "feelin' real good". Surprisingly, he was super alert on the way home, and when I took him out of his carrier he struggled to get out of my grip. He was not a happy camper. He growled at the vet, LOL. She said, "He's a grumpy one, huh?" I told her, "Yeah!" Anyway, when she first saw him she thought he was a giant trempor. I told her, "No, he's a Tangerine Carrot-Tail Baldy Hyper Morph." She was like, "He's HUGE! You need to put him on a diet. Only feed him 3 times a week". I told her, "That's what I'm doing now". She said, "You need to lessen the bugs". I told her, "He's not going to like that".

    I will try and make a video of him very soon.

    He eats 1" dubias, lg crickets, giant mealworms. lg hornworms.
    I dust with Repashy Calcium Plus - sometimes every feeding, sometimes every other feeding.
    He has a bowl of ZooMed ReptCalcium (without D3) in his tank.
    I gutload his bugs with Repashy Superload along with one or any combo of the following: carrots, apples, bananas, bran, mangoes, papayas, alfalfa sprout, broccoli, pear, sometimes tangerine.

    They gave me some oral take-home syringes with an anti-inflammatory, but he has to take it with food and he's supposed to take it 5 days in a row, but HE'S NOT EATING BECAUSE HE'S UPSET ABOUT ALL OF THIS. I'm not giving him this anti-imflammatory until he eats. It's no different than a person taking it. It will upset your stomach and his tummy is really little. It has a warning to look out for vomiting or black tar stools so he's not taking it til he eats...so be it. Anyway, he's still limping around tonight. Poor guy. I'm really worried about him. I have no idea what happened to him.
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    Default Update: Video!!!

    Okay, here’s the video:



    A couple things:

    • Today he happens to be shedding, so he’s turning white/gray.

    • Where he’s sitting at the beginning of this video is where his cool hide normally sits. I removed it so he has nowhere to hide so I could make this video for you all.

    • His moist hide is to the left. I have removed it’s roof, so he will not go into it and hide also.

    • I never tap on his glass, but am doing so to get his attention so he will walk around for you all.

    • You can see he’s walking weird. I promise you he was walking completely healthy and then BAM….walking crazy overnight!!!

    I have no idea what’s wrong with him. The docs think it’s soft tissue damage to his right front leg…and he needs a diet. But sometimes it looks like it's more than one limb...I don't know?
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    I will return today.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Let me know. My video above was made yesterday afternoon. He was ready to shed. I went in this morning. And he's still completely covered shed. He should have shed lastnight and he didn't. I'm really worried. I don't think he has the energy to shed. I have no idea what's wrong with him, but something tells me the vets misdiagnosed him. Should I induce his shed with a warm bath?

    Also, I don't know if this is anything or not, but this week I found these two dark crusty things in the center of his back:

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    Both his front legs are acting weird today. It's not just the right front leg now. Man, this is so weird. I'm really concerned now. I called the vets and asked them if they could have one of the docs check the X-ray again and see if his spine is okay. She said I'd have to bring him in again. I told her, "If you did a full body X-ray, then have one of your docs please check the spine. If it's okay, then I will bring him down again."

    He hasn't eaten since the last vet visit, so I haven't given him any of his anti-inflammatory medicine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoFanboy View Post
    Both his front legs are acting weird today. What is this?
    Did you help Scooby with this current shed with a warm soak? Is this shed complete now?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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