Please help beardie lost function of front paws

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Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby Meami5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:09 am

Hi please can anyone help? My boy has had a Blackbeard for a while now so was going to take him o vets when paid. Then he lost function of his front leg .Tries to move it but it only trembles. Then the next day the same happened to his other front leg ! He was eating ok but it's dropped to barely anything . What can be wrong??
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:22 am

His UVB --- what are you using for a UVB ? NO coils!!
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby Meami5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:50 am

KarrieRee wrote:His UVB --- what are you using for a UVB ? NO coils!!
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I have a strip light. I don't know what brand it is as he was given to us and was already in the Viv. I recently found out they need replacing though, so was intending to get him a new one when paid. Although have a feeling the vets may take every spare penny.
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:55 am

Please look on the bulb it will tell you I need brand and bulb - look for T 8 or T 5 on it
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby Meami5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:04 am

KarrieRee wrote:Please look on the bulb it will tell you I need brand and bulb - look for T 8 or T 5 on it
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Found it! It's an Arcadia t8
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:25 am

Ok that T 8 needs to be replaced ASAP if it's over 6 months old--- next it needs to be inside the tank w/ NO obstruction meaning No screen and No clear plastic cover over the bulb - inside tank approx 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor-- do this ASAP
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby Meami5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok that T 8 needs to be replaced ASAP if it's over 6 months old--- next it needs to be inside the tank w/ NO obstruction meaning No screen and No clear plastic cover over the bulb - inside tank approx 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor-- do this ASAP
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So this is why he's sick? Are you thinking MBD? When replaced do you think he will regain use of front paws? Sorry for all the questions!
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Re: Please help beardie lost function of front paws

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 am

I am not sure and yes this a good reason he is sick-- get that bulb replaced now-- basking temps and UVB good UVB is imperative to a dragons behavior and overall health
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