My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP!!!

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My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP!!!

Postby JuliaH » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:19 pm

I have 2 lizards, and one of them is a bit special. Long story short he was a dummy and stepped out in front of the bigger lizard and now he's paralysed and can't properly move his two back legs. A few weeks ago, he did a massive poop and stepped in it. Two of his back toes got stuck together, but i didn't think anything of it. It wasn't until this morning did it become a problem. I think he noticed or maybe it got itchy or something, but he started chewing on the two toes stuck together. I managed to pull him from his toes and i'm not sure if i did it right, but i disinfected the wound with some dettol. His toes are still stuck together and he almost chewed his toes off, but he didn't get to the bone.

I've tried pulling the toes apart, but they're really stuck, like really really stuck. Please help. I don't know what to do and whether or not i should take him to the vet for his toe that he nommed. Please help! what should I do?
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby bossdragon » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:21 pm

If it's just stuck in it's own poop, maybe try putting some water on it to soften it up, then try to pry them apart, if it's super dry maybe get something like a butter knife so it won't cut them easily but help it's toes get unstuck. As for the cut, just try to keep it clean, you can put neosporin on it to help it as well.
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:27 pm

Can you post pictures ? It sounds like they're really mangled. Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them

Did you separate the dragons ? The one has harmed the other very badly so that's important to do ASAP if you haven't already.
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby JuliaH » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:59 pm

I have separated the two of them, the paralysis incident happened ages ago, so they're fine. It was a one off sibling quarrel hopefully. His toes are pretty mangled, but we've cleaned the wound and dressedit with some antiseptics. Thanks for all of the advice and help! though his toes are yet to become unstuck...

He is in the middle of shedding and hasn't shed his toes yet so we're hoping that may help unstick them a little. My boy is a dummy and doesn't like anyone, not even me, but i love him very much and hopefully he won't be dumb and nomm on himself again.
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby JuliaH » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:46 pm

Well, good news is i got his toes apart. Bad news is that he completely chewed off half of his two toes before i could unstick them. The halves are still there but they're all broken and limp like noodles, you can see the bone it's pretty gnarly. I wish i could put a picture but my stupid camera stopped working.

My dad said taking him to the vet is a waste and that all we can do is make sure it doesn't get infected. What should i do? I love my boy and he's already gone through enough, but now he's missing half of two of his toes!

I just hope my boy will be okay...
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby JuliaH » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:54 pm

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My poor boy's toes
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby bossdragon » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:50 am

Just try to keep it clean. If you are still worried about it later, vets online don't cost much (maybe like 10 bucks) and can give you an opinion on it and what to do.
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Re: My Dragon's toes are stuck and he's chewing! Please HELP

Postby JuliaH » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:14 am

Thank you sooooooooo much!
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