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 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

First time on this site-Hello! I Brought hatchling brown anole living in my lanai inside from freezing temps just after Christmas. He is in a habitat that is made of screen and is 4’h x 2’d x 1.5’w. It has a 3’ live palm tree in the center that is potted in all natural pesticide/chemical free soil. There was a 5.0 UVB bulb also a heat lamp at the top and to the side. I have changed the bulb to a 5.0 UVB fluorescent tube in the last few days because I understand they are better. He has been eating gut loaded pin head crickets since he could get them in his mouth. Now larger crickets of course. His symptoms showed up about a week ago. Loss of use in his back legs, no appetite, tremors when he tries to move his legs. I have moved him into a small critter keeper with screen on the top to keep him from climbing and falling in the larger habitat. The screen on top allows the UVB rays through. He also has some plastic leaves for cover. I mist it a couple of times a day and I am keeping his temp at about 90. He has no interest in live crickets but I have gotten him to take some canned crickets if I fillet them and give him the guts. Is there anything else I can be doing for him? I have called everywhere for a vet. The only one I can find that will see him is 40 minutes away and I am not overly confident that they will be of great service. The receptionist asked me if anoles were venomous or if he were aggressive! Huh? He does bite- still this does not make a believer out of me that this very pricey appointment would be helpful to him. Can I pull this little guy out of it without a vet visit? Does this sound like MBD to anyone? I could really use some experienced advice!



02/27/16  02:31pm

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  Message To: Squirreleggs   In reference to Message Id: 2317239


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

No you need to see a vet asap. The condition hit rock bottom when the seizures,lost of usefulness in his legs set in, he needs medical attention



02/27/16  04:08pm

 #2317243


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  Message To: Squirreleggs   In reference to Message Id: 2317239


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

Make sure the UVB light has no covering at all, any diffusers will stop the UV he needs-- and this means no screen either. Do you have calcium supplements with vitamin D? You should be feeding crickets dusted with this powder twice a week when healthy, and every day for gravid females. Your anole is also likely to be dehydrated, so mist very often. If he still opens his mouth to you, you can try giving water with a dropper and then food. It’s good that you took the guts out-- any hard shells will be difficult for a dehydrated anole to pass. You could try mixing the supplement powder in water to form a slurry and see if he takes that. I know a vet is best at this point, but I also realize many cannot afford such care or find a qualified vet who can work on something as tiny as an anole. Keep us posted!



02/27/16  08:13pm

 #2317245


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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2317243


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

Unless you want your lizard to get hypercalcemia don’t give calcium EVERYDAY..



02/27/16  09:28pm

 #2317258


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  Message To: Squirreleggs   In reference to Message Id: 2317239


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

Hi Takahiro111-Thanks so much for your input! So kind of you to help! I will keep the vet appointment scheduled for this week and hope for the best! I hope I can get things turned around for my little guy. It is just starting to warm up enough that he could go back outside soon too : ( Thanks again



02/28/16  02:34pm

 #2317259


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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2317243


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

Thank you AmbuBadger - I do have a calcium supplement with vitamin D. I am keeping the vet appointment this week. I hope the vet knows more about Anoles than his receptionist does! I appreciate it!



02/28/16  02:43pm

 #2317260


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2317242


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

Hi Takahiro111-Thanks so much for your input! So kind of you to help! I will keep the vet appointment scheduled for this week and hope for the best! I hope I can get things turned around for my little guy. It is just starting to warm up enough that he could go back outside soon too : ( Thanks again

PS. Sorry! I replied to MYSELF -well because I am just having that kind of a day!



02/28/16  02:46pm

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  Message To: Squirreleggs   In reference to Message Id: 2317260


 Juvenile Brown Anole possibly has MBD

You’re welcome and I hope everything goes well



02/28/16  04:19pm


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