My dragon has weird toes...

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My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:32 am

I've had Norbert for about a month and a half. The first week that I had him, I noticed three of his toes (two front and one back) starting to curl and get swollen. Thinking it was broken toes, I kind of rubbed it off. Recently, though, more of his toes are starting to get swollen and curl, and one of his front arms is swollen near the wrist. I don't think it's stuck shed, mostly because the swollen toes are not discolored. I'm not sure if it's MBD, broken toes, fungus, gout, or something like that, but he doesn't seem to be in any pain when he walks or climbs, so I'm taking that as a good sign. Anyways, if you have any ideas or info, I would really appreciate it. Here's some other basic information about Norbert:

He's about 11 inches from nose to tail. We think he's between 3-5 months old, but we're not entirely sure.
He's kept in a 75 gallon tank with tile as the floor.
His basking spot is located on a hide and hammock and kept at 110 degrees Fahrenheit at the hottest spot.
His UVB bulb (I'm getting a better one soon) is kept about 5-6 inches from his basking spot.
I dust his food with a calcium supplement by Fluker's, which has D3 in it. He mainly eats dubias, crickets, and occasionally mealworms. I've tried feeding him green's before (collards) but he only ate them if he was starving. He also likes red bell peppers, but I don't feed them to him often mostly because of how acidic they are.

Anyways, he is my first beardie and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm doing something wrong, but I am truly worried that something is causing his toes to be weird. If you have any suggestions or ideas, I would greatly appreciate them! (Also, this is my first post and I'm trying to figure out how to add a picture lol. I'll figure it out)
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:38 am

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Here we go! Here is a picture of his two front feet. Almost all of his toes are swollen and upturned and it's really sad. I feel so bad for him! I also forgot to mention that the swelling is so bad in some toes that he can't grasp things. I am really worried that this will be permanent. If it continues, I will schedule a vet appointment.
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:49 am

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Here's another pic of him... he doesn't have a black beard so that's good. I'm just really worried about him...
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:59 am

Does have swelling anywhere else?
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:02 pm

It might be my imagination but his tail seems to be either kinked or swollen in some places... again, it might just be my imagination. Apart from some of his toes and his front arm, no other swelling I can see.
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:22 pm

Take a pic of his tail and all of him please
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:52 pm

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There's a single noticable kink in the tail that you can kind of see in the picture.
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:00 pm

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Here are a couple more... his front right foot is super bad. That's the one with the swollen foot and wrist.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:18 pm

Please, if anyone has any answers or ideas, tell me. Thanks :)
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:25 pm

We need Tracie the vet tech mod to look at him or ahbd they can look and see if they can see what's going on
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:51 pm

Thank you! I hope they'll be able to figure something out. Is there a way to contact them?
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:57 pm

Yes click on their names their profile will come up look on left side find PM
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:26 pm

Do they have a username or an email address? I've been trying to find Tracie but seem to be having trouble.
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby NorbertTheDino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:36 pm

Never mind, I found Tracie! I'm PMing her rn. Thanks so much!
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Re: My dragon has weird toes...

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:37 pm

Ok good :)
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