Is her limb swollen?

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Is her limb swollen?

Postby Torivincolato333 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:32 pm

Hello everyone, my girl Andy lost her front leg up to the elbow due to a bigger beardie biting her when she was a baby (I did not have her at that time). She gets around great and doesn't even notice shes missing a part of her leg. I have noticed lately that her good arm looks bigger than the others. I was wondering if it could be from the muscle mass in that arm since she uses that one to climb and pull herself up on things or if its swollen. Her back legs arent big like the front.
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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:51 am

If you could post pics of her that would be good
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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:33 am

I agree that photos would be helpful. It's certainly possible that her arm has just gained strength by extra use though. Sometimes their limbs swell slightly around shedding time in order to loosen skin as well. This is usually temporary and the swelling reduces after the shed is complete.
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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby Torivincolato333 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Sorry I couldn't figure out how to upload a pic. And the red on her chin is from red peppers that she had took these before her bath.

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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby Torivincolato333 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:13 pm

Better picture from the front
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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:53 am

Everything looks OK to me based on the photo. Her arm doesn't look unusually swollen. It's possible a shed is coming on but I don't see signs of it. I don't see anything in the photo that would cause me concern and she looks pretty happy.
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Re: Is her limb swollen?

Postby Torivincolato333 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm

When I took her out today I saw she is starting to shed on that side. Thank goodness nothing is wrong.
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