MBD in a Chameleon

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
While this is obviously too soon to suppose the liquid calcium is already doing anything.
I'm happy to say that this morning. He actually ran over to his feeder cup, hung upside down and ate most of his insects. One after another. Then proceeded to drink some water.
I've never seen that much deliberate activity yet.
It makes me very optimistic
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
I've been administering his liquid calcium by
A) Taking advantage of his agression and dropping it in his mouth when he does a threat display with open mouth.
OR
B) Gently parting his lips and gently squirting it past his teeth.
Since his bones are so brittle, I handle him like he's made of glass. I certainly don't want to attempt to pry his mouth open.

Well, I learned something new. If I just apply that liquid to his lips. And it is literally one drop. He licks his lips and ingests it.
What a time saver. And so much less stressful for us both.
This would work NOT if a larger dose was required. But this should get me through the next couple months.
His tail is still black. From that blood draw. And he is continuing to act relatively normally.
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
I've been administering his liquid calcium by
A) Taking advantage of his agression and dropping it in his mouth when he does a threat display with open mouth.
OR
B) Gently parting his lips and gently squirting it past his teeth.
Since his bones are so brittle, I handle him like he's made of glass. I certainly don't want to attempt to pry his mouth open.

Well, I learned something new. If I just apply that liquid to his lips. And it is literally one drop. He licks his lips and ingests it.
What a time saver. And so much less stressful for us both.
This would work NOT if a larger dose was required. But this should get me through the next couple months.
His tail is still black. From that blood draw. And he is continuing to act relatively normally.

That is soooo great!!!
I wish I had it so simple.!
My big sulcata da* near takes my fingers off while i try to give her a Syringe of meds
(For pain trying to pass a bladder stone)
But I found a perfect time of when she is yawning 🥱! It works perfectly!
Two doses left!! Thank God!
I am still gonna keep checking up on him (and you) for more slow but successful hurdles. Wishing you much successs my friend! And of course ... prayers. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀❤️❤️❤️
 

maggie3fan

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Location (City and/or State)
Crazy Train
most of them just throw away your emails and say “whatever” .
It’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$
I don’t know if a ONE cares about the animal...
Do you really think after so many years his store has been there that when one day YOU walk in and tell him he’s doing it wrong he’s just gonna change???
I wish I didn’t have to say that but...
I had to.
I am so tired of ignorance about animals in “PET “ stores...
It’s just cruel!
And I can’t rescue them all!!!
If I had a farm I would have everything from
Ant eater to Zebra!!!!
These animals CAN NOT SPEAK!
A tortoise can’t even “moan” when in pain!
(I mean even a cat or dog wimpers when in pain...) but a tortoise , a lizard, a snake, a hedge hog, a gecko THEY ALL HAVE NO SOUND TO SCREAM IN PAIN OR FRUSTRATION!! It isn’t fair!
It JUST ISNT FAIR!!!!
I hope God brings ALL OF US back one day as ANIMALS!
THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL WE TRULY UNDERSTAND......☹🤐😭😭

sorry I went off like that... I just felt his pain.
(Your beautiful lizard) what’s his name again?
Believe me...tortoises DO MOAN in pain...
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
Dr Ks pet hospital.
Yes.
But Dr. Pardini is the actual vet that has been treating him.
She's a very pretty and very knowledgeable doctor from Brazil that LOVES Redfoot tortoises.
I'll be asking for her by name in the future for assistance with my RF group.
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
By the way, the MBD and the male that I originally bought...That ended up being female, were both caught by the helpful members of the @CHAMELEONFORUM.COM
Another great group that is almost as helpful for lizard keeping as the forum is for turtle and tortoise keeping.
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Patient ZERO has been putting on weight View attachment 317160
The last half of his tail is still black from the blood draw.
But he's using it just fine.

HE IS JUST SOOOO GORGEOUS!!!
I can’t stand it!!!!
What beautiful colors!!!
And THAT FACE!!!!! 😃😍
Keep up the FANTASTIC CARE!
HE’S GONNA BE JUST FIIIINNNNEEEE!!!
😘😘😘 kisses to you “JIMMY!” .....
I mean .... ZERO. 🤣
 

Chefdenoel10

Well-Known Member
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Dr Ks pet hospital.
Yes.
But Dr. Pardini is the actual vet that has been treating him.
She's a very pretty and very knowledgeable doctor from Brazil that LOVES Redfoot tortoises.
I'll be asking for her by name in the future for assistance with my RF group.

If it’s the one with the heavy accent on the show, I think I know who she is AND SHE IS FANTASTIC! She REALLY knows her stuff. She is one of my favorites now!
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
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