Swollen left leg and ankle

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Swollen left leg and ankle

Postby FreddyBoy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:55 am

noticed that my beardie was dragging his left leg and noticed his leg down to his foot was all swollen. Could this be a dislocated ankle. If so how do you relocate it and keep it secure?
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Re: Swollen left leg and ankle

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Hello,

Sorry your dragon has injured himself. Do you have any pictures we could see of the
swelling?
Can you review your tank setup for us, such as the type/brand of UVB, supplementation,
temperatures, etc?
I wouldn't recommend setting it at home, if there is a broken bone. You can immobilize
the foot/ankle area by using popsicle sticks & gauze with athletic tape to secure it.
How is his appetite?
Since he isn't moving very well I would lower his basking area so he doesn't have to climb
much to bask. You may need to adjust the lights to be sure he is warm enough.
Are you able to get him to a reptile vet for treatment & x-rays?
You can go to this site for help with finding a vet.

www.herpvetconnection.com

Let us know how he is doing.
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