Help please - mystery illness

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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby AHBD » Wed May 20, 2020 3:30 am

What's his name ? Yes, hydration is really important. Be sure to mix the cherry juice with water. BTW, can you post a full body pic of him to show his size + body condition ? At 14.5 " his weight seems a little high. It's good that he's still active despite the swelling. :) And if you can, get a picture with his tail arched up like this just to be sure about the gender.

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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Vicky90772 » Wed May 20, 2020 3:37 am

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Pictures of him attached. Will try and get photos of his tail once I finish work this evening. He is missing the end tip of his tail due to having it bitten off by another beardie at the pet shop when he was a baby So think he should be a little longer :(

His name is Spike :D

Very happy he is still active, after his juice (mixed well with water) he was running around everywhere so don’t think he’s in any pain.
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby AHBD » Wed May 20, 2020 3:44 am

Ah, look at good boy Spike lounging there. :) His size is O.K, I wondered if he had a piece of tail missing , some babies do get them bitten off by siblings and so he would actually be closer to 16" otherwise.
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Vicky90772 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:09 pm

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Haha, that’s his favourite spot 😁 photo attached of his butt, sorry it’s not very clear but he was very wriggly this evening.
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby AHBD » Wed May 20, 2020 2:25 pm

Looks like a boy, although arching the tail up high always gives a better view. :) But I can see the hemipene bulges from this pic.
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Drache613 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:19 am

Hello,

He is definitely a male! LOL :D
He looks very handsome & has great colors, too. How is he doing today?
I'm glad to hear he is active right now, I hope that he continues to improve now. Is he
taking the meds like a good boy?

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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Vicky90772 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:23 am

Haha phew! Was getting worried we had a Spikette on our hands :D

He seems fine again today, had a bath last night and was splashing about. Had more of his cherry juice and his medicine and ate fine :)

He wasn’t happy taking his medicine but he did have it all!
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Drache613 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 am

Hello,

How is he doing today?
I am happy his swelling seems to be going down finally. He doesn't like his meds
at all? Does he like the cherry juice extract at least?
I hope he continues to get better. Please keep us posted on him.

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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Vicky90772 » Sun May 24, 2020 7:02 am

Hi!

Swelling does seem to have gone down a bit he’s also super active now, running around etc and he’s drinking lots on is his own accord which he hasn’t done before 😁

Thanks for all your help, going to keep you all updated as he hopefully improves! :D
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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Drache613 » Sun May 24, 2020 11:55 pm

Hello Victoria!

I am so happy that his swelling is going down & that he is active & doing better! I hope
that he continues to improve, too & stay able to run around.
Keep us posted on his progress.

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Re: Help please - mystery illness

Postby Vicky90772 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:46 am

Hello,

Swelling on the back legs has gone down massively, front arms still swollen. He’s still active and running about/splashing in his bath.

However his medicine seems to be giving him a bit of a bad belly. He has had a bit of Diarrhea and not fancying his food at all for the last day or so :(
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