border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion

Notices

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-03, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
dragons & balls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Fluffy the biggest sweetheart!!! Help

Hi Everyone
I am dragons and balls better half:-) My name is Rea

I have an iguana that i have had for 8 years.... I have had one before Fluffy and we think he died of some kind of sickness (he died at the age of about 10 years)
Fluffy has been doing great but he has been acting strange..
He usually is VERY tame but lately he trys to bite, doesn't want out of his cage very much, and it seems his mouth is a little swollen. He doesn't have mouth rot... I have already medicated him for that and also his toe nails are starting to fall off. He has had calcium supplements threw out his life but from what I see thats out there today, I don't think the ones I used to give him are doing much good. If u have any suggestions.. please let me know... Is he on his way out???

thanks
Dragons and balls
 
Login to remove ads
Old 01-03-03, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
hmmm

Toenails are falling out? That's odd.....
hmm

Are you sure its not breeding season for him? Sometimes owners report a lot of nail loss during this time because of constant digging and scratching. Maybe????

If thats not it, and his mouth *is* swollen I would suspect something more sinister and would take him to the vet.

marisa
marisa is offline  
Old 01-03-03, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
dragons & balls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
It is really strange... He hasn't been digging.. I know this for sure..
He has lost 3 nail in the last 2 wks...
There are pics of him about 2 wks ago and i am going to try and post some more tonight. I will try and get a good look at his feet..
:-) thanks
Dragons and balls
 
Old 01-03-03, 09:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
dragons & balls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
It is really strange... He hasn't been digging.. I know this for sure..
He has lost 3 nail in the last 2 wks...
There are pics of him about 2 wks ago and i am going to try and post some more tonight. Just click on our name in the corner..... I will try and get a good look at his feet..
:-) thanks
Dragons and balls
 
Old 01-04-03, 03:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Canadaherp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Location: ????
Age: 29
Posts: 272
hmm i dunno for some strange reason sleneium comes to ind but i think you should get some bloodwork definatley done..... if hes not digging
__________________
Canadaherp.com <-- Coming Soon to a Browser Near You

-Erik
Canadaherp is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-04-03, 09:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
eyespy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Posts: 2,125
Yep, definitely get blood calcium and vitamin D levels drawn, and liver function tests would be a good idea as well, especially if the calcium supplements had D3 in them. Let us know how you make out!
__________________
The Zombie Mama is here!

http://www.thebeardedlady.org
eyespy is offline  
Old 01-04-03, 05:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
BeHeMoTh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2002
Location: Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 230
Send a message via MSN to BeHeMoTh
yikes sounds bad of course i have no clue because i don't know much about iguanas but keep us updated k
__________________
Snakes Rule
BeHeMoTh is offline  
Old 01-04-03, 05:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
dragons & balls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for all the suggestions.... I am definetly going to take him to a vet....I am going to try and get a pic of his foot so you all have a better idea...
There is a couple of PICS of him... just click on the camera
again thanks
Rea
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0