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Posted by gixer on May 05, 2003 at 12:04:09:
In Reply to: help.his neck is turning posted by shakey0urbutt on May 03, 2003 at 15:55:25:
I had the same thing happen to a young dragon. Mine was the result of impaction due to the prey being too large or too diffucult to digest. If your dragon is suffering from the same thing as mine did it probably hasn't gone poop for a little while or the condition with it's neck and dizzy walking started right after a poop.
From what I found out by research, the impaction pinches nerves around the dragons spine causing the limp neck and dizzy walking. I am NOT a vet and I do recommend you DO see one, but what I did worked for me. I cranked up the heat to 115 to 120 and used a ceramic heat element during the night. If it will still eat start it off with only a very small cricket or two. I dusted the crickets with brewers yeast which is high in vitamin B. I increased the crickets by one per day and gave it 15 min warm baths every day for two weeks. I was very lucky because she slowly came around. The vet may give it a Vitamin B injection. I have heard that most dragons dont recover.
:my dragon is just starting to jump around.hes still really small(6 inches). I found him hanging from his cage upside down..when i took him out his cage and his neck just like flopped back..when he finally got it up..he just turned it to the side, and started running in circles ad falling over..i just called the vet but i have to wait 2 days for an appointment...whats wrong with him..has this happened to anybody?