Back leg in air like a dog...???

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Back leg in air like a dog...???

Postby TheSloth » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:49 am

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Ummm does anyone have an idea of why he does this?? Sometimes he extends it higher 🤦
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Re: Back leg in air like a dog...???

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:10 pm

I haven't seen them do that. They are quite flexible, so it's not necessarily a problem, but I'd keep an eye on it. Look for signs of mobility trouble or not putting weight on that leg etc as well as signs of muscle spasms or frequently tucking arms and legs under the body.
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Re: Back leg in air like a dog...???

Postby TheSloth » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:40 pm

CooperDragon wrote:I haven't seen them do that. They are quite flexible, so it's not necessarily a problem, but I'd keep an eye on it. Look for signs of mobility trouble or not putting weight on that leg etc as well as signs of muscle spasms or frequently tucking arms and legs under the body.



Thanks for replying.. I have never seen them do it either..... His mobility is good super active and climbing on everything...just kinda strikes the worry nerve when I see some random dragon yoga going on.... especially when I can't find any similar discussion about it anywhere.
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Re: Back leg in air like a dog...???

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:11 pm

That is well within their range of motion, as it is common for them to kick their back leg just like that to go after shed around their face. That is more of a kick to scratch an area than just holding it in place like that though. That's why I advised watching out for the other behavior in case it a muscular problem of some kind. It may not be - it could just be an individual quirk which they all have to one extent or another.
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