Broken beardie leg?

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Broken beardie leg?

Postby NotABritishBeardie » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:20 pm

A hot wheels car hit my bearded dragon and we think one of his legs is broken. He takes big swallows and opens his mouth really wide. He leans his head towards where we think the broken leg is and doesn't respond to being picked up turned over or even holding wax worms in his face. He isn't eating and nothing that I lookup works. Please help
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby SandP » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:22 pm

Can you post a pic? How hard did the car hit him?
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:51 am

Hello,

Just how large was the hot wheels vehicle that hit him?
If you have any pictures of your little one that you can share, that would be good. I hope that
he makes it for you. Try to keep him around 75-80 overnight to help boost his system. He is
probably hurting if you feel that his leg was broken. Perhaps it just bruised it instead?

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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:09 am

You need to get the local reptile vet to take high resolution Xrays of the leg.
If it's broken , it needs to reset ( under a general ) , perhaps a specially made pin inserted to stabilise the leg bones , and put in a cast to immobilise the limb.

I'd one of my eastern bluetongue skinks ( George ) treated for broken humerus in his left arm as a juvenile ( never did find out how he broke it , but was very active and boisterous as a baby and juvenile ). He was only 4 months old and maybe 50g .
Vet put a full arm cast that completely immobilised his right arm and should on , didn't slow George down at all, and he looked comical bulldozing his way past obstacles with his right arm poking straight out from his chest ( only made his climbing a little more difficult ).

2 months later and he was cast free and never had any other issues. I still have him ( 11 yrs old now and a very sweet and gentle and affectionate boy ) .
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Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby NotABritishBeardie » Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:32 am

The table was about a foot and a 1/2 and the car was about the size of my index finger.
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:17 am

Hello,

How is your dragon doing, any improvements?
Is he moving around at all & were you able to get him into a vets for analysis?

Let us know how things are going.
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby wendysn63 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:43 pm

Does anybody know of what can be done if their beardies or frillies are possibly in pain?
Besides the vet. I think our Atlas has a sore foot from jumping off the couch. It doesn't look out of place like broken or anything but he is favoring one side and doesn't like you to touch it. He still moves around okay but I just hate to think he is in pain and can't say so.
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:37 am

I'd be careful about pain relief not specifically provided by an experience reptile vet.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Broken beardie leg?

Postby wendysn63 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:59 pm

Right... I just thought someone might have an idea to help comfort the poor thing. Maybe he's fine. He still wants to chase his frillie buddy around.
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