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Posted by billshorneys on September 15, 2002 at 18:34:23:
In Reply to: Re: HL not moving his front legs. posted by kumpfamily on September 15, 2002 at 16:38:16:
::My one HL jsut lays there with his front legs streched out to the sides. He hardley moves and when he does he doesn't use his front legs just pushes with his back legs. He just shed last week. I haven't seen him eat any ants but he has eaten a few waxworms. He is a Phrynosoma platyrhinos. any help would be appreciated.
:What I have observed.
:I just had two lizards die and two days before they were acting the same way. They had Nematodes.
:Also in the past I have seen HL's act like this when they are impacted. They also died.
:If the HL is loosing weight, I would check his stool for Nematodes. Take the stool and soak it in warm water, gently break it up and look at it with a magnifying glass, if the HL has Nematodes or tapeworms, you will see them.
:If he has not deficated, I would be worried about impaction.
:Anyone else have other ideas?
One of my Horned Lizards is acting on the unusual side. He will lay in the sand eyes closed basking in the light. You can reach in the cage pick him up and he is mostly limp! Other times when I put ants in the cage he livens up and acts normal. Today and yesterday he has been soaking in his water bowl. He is deficating, and I have checked his stool for worms or Nematodes. Don't see anything out of the ordinary. Today he hasn't been as interested in ants as usual. Anyone else have a problem like this? Bill.