Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

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Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby JulesBasa » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:19 pm

I have a young female basilisk between 7 - 8 months. A few weeks ago I thought she may have broke her back leg as it was swollen by her joint and what looked like a layer of shed. However it did not bother her. Now her front left leg is swollen as well and what looks like a shed again. I am wondering if it is a fracture or a break.
The reason I don't think it could be MBD is because I feed her a varied diet with calcium and d3 supplementation, she has the correct lighting and her and another female have a large outside cage for day time basking. Does anyone know what it could be? :?:
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby Blake » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:29 pm

Shed restriction maybe?
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby Snakesitter » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:47 pm

JulesBasa, can you post a photo, please? I'm not an expert with this species, but a photo will really help those that are.
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby JulesBasa » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:28 pm

Hey thanks for the replies. Well I got concerned so I took her to the vet and it turns out she has gout :/ I have started bathing her twice daily and giving her medication for it. She is currently eating 2 -3 small crickets a day and all her shed is off. So shes a vibrant green again. However the vet suggests that if the medication has no effect on her after 2 weeks that we may have to put her down :( Apparently they either recover brilliantly or not at all. She is still perky though :D . What would your suggestions be? If the meds to work I don't mind doing them for the rest of her life. She also only weighs in at 25grams at 7 months compared to my slightly plump female who weighs 180 grams :o They suggested a diet ......Bastards. I will post pictures now of the baby so you can tell me what you think.
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby JulesBasa » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:37 pm

I cant attach a pic. The allocated file size is waaaay to small :/
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby reptile » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:08 am

Right click on the picture, and select open with. Choose Microsoft Picture Manager (Most Windows computers). If you have a mac book, then I can't help. After the picture has opened, right click on it again, press edit, and a menu should appear on the side. One of the options should be called re-size, press on that one and then predefined with and height, the biggest size is acceptable, I use the 800x600 resolution though, cause the pictures upload faster.
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Re: Basilisk seems to have broken or swollen limbs

Postby Snakesitter » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:22 pm

On a Mac, there are many apps (freeware or inexpensive shareware) you can download that do the same thing. I'm sure they have a built-in option too, but I've never used it as I have along-time favorite download.

And good luck to your little one!!!
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