Hind leg extension but not impaction

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Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby essenm25 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:16 am

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I just got my 3 month old bearded dragon last week and she sleeps and sometimes basks with her hind legs fully extended behind her. I know this is a sign of impaction but she had been using the bathroom regularly. She is moving around just fine and doesn't have any problems with mobility so I was just wondering if it could be something else or if it is just comfortable for her.
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby ziggy23 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:38 pm

It's normal, they like to stretch their legs out sometimes.
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby RowenJade » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:32 pm

Some people call it the "sexy leg" Here are some pics of mine doing it :)

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I have one of Enki with them stretched out completely straight but unfortunately it's on my cell phone. I think its adorable when they do that lol
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby ChinelleKitten » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:06 pm

lol yah it's normal. both of my dragons will sleep with their back legs and front legs straight back. When they're sleeping it looks like their nose pulled them to the position they're in and their legs dragged behind lol. I think that it's when they stop Using their back legs (like they're paralized) that it's a sign of a bad impaction.
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby Bwalter » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:49 pm

my little one does it all the time, He likes doing that when he is hanging off his branch, kind of cute.
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby spurlee01 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:02 pm

I agree, perfectly normal. Just like we like to stretch out to sleep!
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby essenm25 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:19 am

Haha thanks guys!
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby quigleysmom » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:15 am

I thought the same thing the first day we brought ours home he ate a bunch of small crickets and I thought OMG he is paralized because the crickets were too big! I soon learned that was his favorite position.
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby zillathakilla » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:35 am

It's totally normal,i call it the "torpedo position" because he does it when he swims in the bath,he just propells himself with his tail,they also do it when sleeping/basking,its just like stretching our legs,it feels good for them :)
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby Twobeardieguy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:34 am

Yup normal. :wink:
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Re: Hind leg extension but not impaction

Postby zillathakilla » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:01 pm

I finally managed some pics of zilla doing it,i know this thread is old but he looks so funny when he does it! here they are lol

FULL extension!
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