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Monitor toes fell off!
A lady just rang me.....said ide ask brainstrust.....YOU!
2 toes have been looking wobbly...bent....
they just fell off....in bathing.... no bleeding....but sensitive to touch...
forgot ...in a accie male 2-3 yrs old ...
any vet to recommend close to Mt.Barker S.A that is experienced with monitors?
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They need to be kept dry as does their enclosure. If their enclosure is humid or they are being bathed then they end up with problems shedding leading to constricted toes and tails. Keep the water source at the opposite end of the enclosure to the heat source, provide plenty of ventilation.
ive seen her habitat...all good.....doesnt bath very often.... maybe every 2 months....for a quick clean...thats it
i asked how often she baths...dont think its the problem
what would stop toes circulation...that much that they would fall off?
- 24-Mar-08, 11:53 AM #4Suspended
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The old accie at Reptile City lost it's foot and half it's tail due to old age... but I suppose 2-3 years isn't that old...
Skin restrictions brought on by poor shedding. Failing that i would suspect something bacterial in which case requiring veterinary treatment. Does it share an enclosure with any other ackies or is it on its own? Could have received bites on the toes from another animal causing the blood flow to the toes to cease.
What substrate is used? Are there rocks etc in the enclsoure?
monitors need humidity belive it or not. post pic of there set up, with out pics it could be anything.
very interesting.BIGGER THE SCRUBBY THE BETTER........
monitors live for years 15 -20 + depends on species.
Thats interesting ive never heard of that
if the basking spot isnt hot enough it can leed to probs shedding, especially tip of the tail and the toes. old skin doesnt come off constricts the blood flow and the digit falls off after awhile. ackies need a roasting hot basking spot. mine have a basking stack on the top it can get 80+. just make sure there is a temp gradient you dont want the whole enclosure that hot of course. mine goes from 35 hot end 25 cool end.
Cant post pics...im not computer friendly....also not mine to post pics...sorry
i said that ide post thread in the brilliant forum im in to see if i can get advice
temps are fine....as Richardsc & Sdaji recommended .... ive passed her on the details long ago...
variant is great....
accie is housed by itself in a 4 ft mdf habitat
im thinking it may be calcium?....would low calcium .....liken to brittle bones...cause it
what vet best near MtBarker..S.A?
Dragon Lady - It has nothing to do with calcium - the answer has been given a dozen times! This is quite common in small Monitors when they do not shed the skin completely off their toes and often tail - if the old skin is nt removed it cuts off blood flow and the appendage drops off...it's that simple...- Simon -
- 24-Mar-08, 01:53 PM #13
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Yes definately a shed problem...does she have enough branches/cage furniture? I've seen ackies loose toes because the owner didn't have any braches for the li'l guy to rub againstBITEY SAYS NO TO HYBRIDIZATION
So wait, with monitors are you saying that higher humidity and bathing causes shedding problems? (Chris.J)
branches has nothing to do with it, they need to be hot and they need to have some where humid they can get.
all the pygmy monitors will burrow if give the right set up. burrows are humid.
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