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Wound on feet

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:57 pm
by Pedroluna0
Hello, I was giving my beardie a bath the other day and when I was drying him off, I noticed these 2 wounds on his front legs. The left one looks worse than the right. Is this something that I can take care of at home? I don't have the money for a vet at the moment...

I have this custom enclosure I made him (currently, the flat platform and rock are switched so the flat platform is his new basking spot). Pics are posted along with the wounds. I don't leave any crickets or insects in the enclosure and there's nothing sharp in there. I make sure he either eats all insects or they're put away in their own container. For uvb, I'm using a reptisun t5 10.0 bulb thats 46" long which sits at under 16" from the floor, and a 150w bulb for basking. Max temp directly under his basking platform is about 110°F.

He has jumped from my shoulder unexpectedly a few times, so my main concern is maybe a fracture. Other than the wounds, he's still acting the same and eating the same.

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Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:56 pm
by CooperDragon
Those look pretty rough, but hopefully they'll heal. They may be from walking on hard or rough surfaces. I'd put down something soft like fleece for a while in order to relieve the pressure on the wounds. You can try to apply some plain neosporin or maybe some raw honey but that can get sticky/messy when applied to their feet. Might be easiest to apply overnight and rinse off in the morning. If the wounds start to look worse, I think a vet may be needed in order to treat the wounds and prevent infection.

Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:29 pm
by AHBD
Wow, nice job on the enclosure, lots of space and good decor. I agree with Cooper that the hard surfaces may be the problem. The more serious wound may actually be from jumping + hanging from the chhcken wire, have you ever seen him do that ?

Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:33 am
by Drache613
Hello,

That does look a bit painful! You can use raw unpasteurized honey or an antibiotic ointment
on those areas. Is anything in his tank getting too hot, like a rock, etc?
The tank setup looks very nice!

Tracie

Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:57 am
by Pedroluna0
AHBD wrote:Wow, nice job on the enclosure, lots of space and good decor. I agree with Cooper that the hard surfaces may be the problem. The more serious wound may actually be from jumping + hanging from the chhcken wire, have you ever seen him do that ?


Thank you! It took me a while to make it lol. And we have vinyl floors everywhere except for the rooms which have carpet. And I haven't seen him hang from the chicken wire.

Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 am
by Pedroluna0
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

That does look a bit painful! You can use raw unpasteurized honey or an antibiotic ointment
on those areas. Is anything in his tank getting too hot, like a rock, etc?
The tank setup looks very nice!

Tracie


Thank you! And the rock is no longer under the basking light. The flat platform next to the pyramid is there now and directly under the light is about 110°F max.

Re: Wound on feet

PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:24 am
by Drache613
Hello,

That sounds good, how are the temperatures now? Those temperatures are good, there
shouldn't be any issues of getting burned.
Are her feet starting to look better yet?
Let us know how things are going.

Tracie