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Need help… sick spiny lizard

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Posted by: baninja at Wed Oct 12 05:31:43 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by baninja ]  
   

My son’s pet Tx Spiny Lizard of one year is very sick. I’m not sure what’s wrong with him. I found him laying on his back on Monday and thought he might have died. As I went to pick him up he tried to run away with use of his front legs only. His rear legs were not moving. I picked him up and held him for awhile. I assumed he was dieing. My wife told me to take it and let him die out in the garden and not let our son see him that way. The next morning I went out to see if he was dead but he was still where I placed him ALIVE! He wasn’t moving, but his eyes opened up. I brought him back inside and held him and lightly rubbed his stomach. At times his front and rear legs will twitch but that is all. He doesn’t try to run any more. It’s almost as if he is paralyzed.

I asked my son what he fed him being we just ran out of meal worms and crickets from the pet store. He said he found a green grasshopper and fed him that. I called and asked the pet store if grasshoppers were ok for his diet and he said it shouldn’t have affected him this way.

Is our lizard dieing? Could eating the grasshopper done this? I’m not sure how old he is. We got him a year ago when he was about 4” long and he has grown to about 6” long. Could he just be very old?


   

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