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swollen toe

Postby jdspdx » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:04 pm

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Atarka's pinky on her left hand is swollen. I noticed it after she had a shed including this hand. I can see from a picture that it appears swollen before the shed. I'm not aware of any injury. My biggest fear would be gout.
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Re: swollen toe

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Does she have a hammock in the tank-- it could be stuck shed --
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Re: swollen toe

Postby jdspdx » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:51 pm

Thanks for the reply Karrie, She does not have a hammock. She is less agile than our male. I try to keep her nails trimmed to avoid snagging. My first impression was stuck shed until I noticed the picture of her mid shed, which appears to show the swollen toe. It doesn't seem to bother her. Wondering if I should soak it.
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Re: swollen toe

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm

Its possible she has snagged it on something like the carpet and then pulled it - but you can try soaking it and see if there is shed there -- it looks like that foot is going to shed --- AHBD would have some remedies for that or TracieDrache613 -- shes the vet tech on here
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Re: swollen toe

Postby jdspdx » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:45 pm

Ok thanks Karrie.
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Re: swollen toe

Postby AHBD » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:34 am

Hi there, you can dab i little betadine on it and just wait to see how it does. Hopefully it's not gout, be sure to keep her well hydrated, keep feeder insects to 2 X a week and feed lots of greens. You can be pro-active and get some tart cherry juice extract, it lowers uric acid levels and may be helpful.
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Re: swollen toe

Postby jdspdx » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:15 pm

AHBD, Thanks for the reply! Atarka is 2 years old. I will try to follow your dietary advice. Can you recommend a source for tart cherry juice extract? How does one feed it to the beardie? She is eating more greens this summer. But only outside.
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Re: swollen toe

Postby AHBD » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:55 pm

You're welcome. :) Check your Walmart , nutrition centers or look online for liquid cherry extract or pure dark cherry juice. Use a syringe to drip it on her nose until she starts to drink, just a couple of ml's is probably good, mix it with water for extra hydration.
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