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New addition to the menagerie...

This is a discussion on New addition to the menagerie... within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Had popped in a petstore for some crickets shortly before Christmas (hungry mouths to feed ...

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    Default New addition to the menagerie...

    Had popped in a petstore for some crickets shortly before Christmas (hungry mouths to feed and all that). While there, one of the staff who knows me by sight asked me if I knew anyone who would be willing to adopt a brown anole. They could not sell the animal because it was paralyzed from the hips back, nor could they return it to the company's supplier. So glutton for punishment that I am, I agreed to adopt it. I think it is female though I'm not certain. So here s/he is -- 'Annie" an Anolis sagrei:



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    Shes a beauty. Go Annie! If its any concelation I would have done the same. Many of the smaller lizards esp Agamas i think? not 100% are highly susceptable to paralysis waist down from intestinal impaction (far too much ingestion of chitin? poor gut loading of invertabrates) and more so with females from premature development of what would be eggs while to young or mated too young. Ofcourse simply just accident? What are your thoughts on the cause from direct observation Pavel?

    I wonder if warm baths with Annies back end submerged would help? have you noticed any signs of bowel movement. Not experienced it myself with my darlings hence the question marks but forums etc have stated chances of reversal.???????even notiiced remarks on constipation?

    Still gorgeous though, her coat is lovely as are her yellow eyelids but those sweet rounded little black eyes, I just adore!

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    Beautiful Annie and you too Paul. Thanks for adopting her! Great heart sir!

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    They are running around my house by the 100s My favorite are the little green anoles.
    Paul they become very tame. She is a cutie!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    What are your thoughts on the cause from direct observation Pavel?

    I wonder if warm baths with Annies back end submerged would help? have you noticed any signs of bowel movement. Not experienced it myself with my darlings hence the question marks but forums etc have stated chances of reversal.???????even notiiced remarks on constipation?
    Hard to say as to the cause, Matt. (And I had never heard that impaction or egg binding could lead to such issues ... I learned something new today!) The staff at the petstore had no idea. The paralysis of the hind legs appears complete. If she tries to turn around sharply, her front legs will often trip up on the hind ones. Being a chainstore which typically mass produce animals, I would not be the least surprised if the issues you mentioned had occurred or if it was an accident or even a genetic defect from inbreeding.

    Twould be interesting if a warm soak did actually help. She won't "be amused" but I'm going to have to give her one anyway -- there is some stiff material on her right hind leg (visible in the photo as a darker brown area). I suspect is may be a build-up of stuck shed skin.

    Thus far she has been eating and defecating normally as far as I can tell.

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    I have to avoid these chainstore type pet stores for the very reason the exotic type pets for one make me want to increase my committment and two wish to shout me mouth off at the staff but ofcourse they have to work as told like it or not. If i were in Cathys area or similar habitat it would cost me a fortune in not only feeding these as they live feely but also wild birds. Here its the few wild birds we have and some nocturnal mammals.

    Good luck to Annie, glad she caught your eye! A few daily back end warm baths is better aslong as it dont distress her too much! I put me money on Chitin from the mass produced poorly nourished crickets. zoo med reptisun 10 is veterinary tested and approved for metabolic bone disesae reversal. Found that out when my waterdragon took a dislike to the only nearest reptile vet and I had to deal with her fractured leg. sHe bounces off the walls now.!!! I wont say how I had to safely humanely kindly sedate her to reduce stress.!!! gotta love em!

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    They become conditioned, easily. I have a few that have learned if I'm weeding, ding-ding-ding there are bugs that I'm pulling up, too. They will sort of follow me and rush in and grab an ant or beetle. Very cute. The babies are to die for - itty-bitty little things.
    I love how they tilt there heads to look at you.
    Maybe Annie will regain her movement? Poor little thing...she was lucky you walked into her life, Paul.

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    i experience the exact same thing over here but with robin red breasts when im weeding or planting outside. So bold and opportunistic, also such a pleasure and delight to have them at my feet as they observe the disturbed soil for snacks.

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