Finley

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Finley

Postby Finleythebeardie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:02 am

Finley is my first beardie, he is 4 months old and a very special little guy. Finley has been through a lot in his life. First of all he is abnormally small, he was born smaller than all of his siblings, he is about half the size most 4 months are even though we have the correct husbandry. We took him to the vet and they said he was perfectly healthy other than that he was small. The person I got him from is an experienced bearded dragon owner and was taking excellent care of him. He has been growing very quickly since I got him however and there is no doubt in my mind he will catch up to regular size soon enough. He also broke his back when he was very young (I believe it was when he was about 1 month old) he jumped off the seller while they were holding him. His back legs were completely paralyzed and I was worried when I got him that when he got bigger he wouldn’t be able to self regulate and get around well. Luckily his back end has been growing at the same rate as the rest of him so there isn’t anything wonky there, he’s also doubled in size since the accident. The break was far enough back to not mess with any of his organs or digestion. Recently he has regained movement of his back legs and he using them a lot, it’s a miracle seeing as they were COMPLETELY paralyzed before. They are still a little shaky and he can’t move them a whole bunch, but he uses them to get around. So his legs are working and he’s growing super fast. The vet we went to was a special reptile vet and they said that he is growing fast and that his size shouldn’t cause any problems and he will most likely continue to grow and catch up to regular size.
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Re: Finley

Postby Finleythebeardie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:05 am

Here’s some photos of him

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Re: Finley

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:00 pm

It's so great to see him bounce back and do so well under your care!
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