Discussion in 'Water Dragons' started by Thalatte, Jun 10, 2013.
Mine is the exo-terra 75watt basking bulb, if that helps.
It might. I actually have one of those some where...
Ok I have to figure something else out as he is severely dehydrated. He looks like he has lost weight. He is all wrinkly and his ribs show...poor thing.
Hmmm...I bet he's not drinking because he isn't swimming. I had a similar problem with an injured painted turtle. Most pet stores sell this thing called The Little Dripper. Its basically a plastic bucket with a hose and drip valve. You fill it with water and it slowly drips out a drop at a time. I've used it with all kinds of small injured/sick critters. It works best if you can hang it over a shallow dish to catch the drips. Usually the sound and motion of the little splashes entices the animal to either lick the drip valve or lap at the dish.
That might be worth trying...I tried a narrow mist but he kept running in circles under it and getting his leg wet so now I am just using a syringe to put drops on his nose.
Drip Watering System
Just wondering how Tai is doing. Did you find a way to get him to stay hydrated?
He is drinking like this 4x a day and he eats every other day so he isn't bad off just bored I think. He has another checkup on Sunday but so far The dr is happy with him
I couldn't play the video, my phone isn't quite that smart...but I am so glad to hear that he is doing okay.
Yeah he has lost some weight, especially in his leg which has made the splint slip down so I hope that hasn't misaligned the leg.
Well he is still doing good but he is in a major mood! Earthworms aren't good enough. Neither are crickets, waxworms, superworms, or mealworms and roaches? No. I tried to give him 4 adults and dozens of babies thinking maybe he would eat one size or maybe all...but NO! He takes two of the adults and drowns them after biting them in two. So now his tiny water bowl has roach pieces floating in it which isn't very pleasant to clean. Then he just sits and dogs all day long. He won't even drink anymore.
I had to peel his nose shed off since he just wasn't getting it on his own.
And if he isn't digging by some miracle he is doing this:
I don't think he likes his shoe box aquarium.
Resilient little guy... That last picture looks uncomfortable. Glad he's doing well, even though he's probably plotting his revenge as we speak.
I know! He keeps using his bad leg as a kick stand and I don't see how it can be healing with how much he uses it.
I have no knowledge of this species, but let me just say that that is a gorgeuous animal. Kudos to you for keeping him so healthy and happy, alongside treating him like a king.
When my parakeet broke his wing, he continously smashed his wing with the bandages against his mirror, until they came off. Dang bird must've had those bandages reapplied 10 times before it was the vet told me he basically had a lifelong bum wing. He apparently cant feel pain in it though, and doesnt use it, except to flick water everywhere.
Best of luck!
Here he is again being an idiot:
Ah well. It would be great if he has mobility in it as he really needs that leg for climbing and balancing. I know it will always pain him but as long as its functional we can cope. And he is on a dubia kick now but atleast I got him eating!
Qwerty (i just realized the letters in your screen name are in a row on the keyboard! [haha made everyone look at their keyboards!]) thanks for the praise! He is gorgeous isn't he?
LOL most people don't notice that
I like patterns and try to put everything I see into one so your screen name pleases me!
Does anyone want a wonderful non complicated easy to care for lizard? He comes with wonderful fashion accessories!
Ok so on a more serious note: This week (I think it was on monday? or tuesday...) Tai half way severed his tail:
So I took him to an exotic vet but she was the new dr and Tai's regular dr was out of town. So all she did was bandage it and give a shot of antibiotics. So here was gorgeous idiot that night:
This morning he got amputation surgery and while the Dr. was at it she took xrays and examined his broken leg. It was well enough to get the cast off and the tail surgery went great.
But could Tai have left it at that? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Why stop when more could go wrong?
His other leg has a spiral fracture so now that one is in a splint and the toes on his now good leg look like they may have been damaged and had blood supply cut off so he may loose a bit of them as well.
He is still at the vets but I can pick him up in 2hrs.
what a poor baby :/ lol I think he just wants your attention.
So just got back from the vet and todays visit was cheap! only $265.50 for surgery, bandaging, xrays, exam, and medications.
Here is stubby:
the foot that was broken has some stuck shed, damaged toes, and I suspect the beginnings of rot:
Which is why on the new broken leg she tried a different approach to bandaging it.
Notice the lovely pink polka dot bandage? so manly!
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