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Re: Kind of Curious??


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Posted by MysticHerps on February 11, 2003 at 21:12:40:

In Reply to: Re: Kind of Curious?? posted by Pennebaker on February 11, 2003 at 12:09:17:

Twitching and spasms can be early sighns of MBD (metobilic bone disease) You listed your lights and cage, but what are you feeding, and what supplements are you using, and how often ??

For a baby you should be supplementing each feeding with both calcium and vitamins dusted on the prey items.

This could possibly be the start of a very serious condition for your animal that could be crippling, and even life threatening if not addressed. Dana gave some great advice.

Matt


It could also just be stress of moving enclosures. Vit B deficiency can also cause those symptoms and extra vit b is needed during stress situations (ie moving enclosures). I would up both the calcium (w/d3) levels and the vitamin levels on your guy for awhile. Twitching is early stages and easily reversable. If it keeps up, you may want to take him to a vet for a booster shot.
:Dana

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::Hi everyone how are you all doing? 1st time for everything so here goes. I have an 7-8 month old frilly that was recently moved to a 55 gallon tank a couple of days ago, he seems to like the new set-up, but I noticed today that he has a twitch or muscle spasms in his feet & calfs. Is this common?? I havn't noticed it before if it is. I guess I'm curious as to what could be causing this??? I kept the substrate the same, he has a reptisun 5.0 strip light, his basking bulb, 45% humidity and a lot of branches and shelves to hang on. I'm probabally just over-worring but any info on this would be great, thanks ahead!!

::-Just a guy who loves his frill

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