HELP>>>>SAVANAH MONITORS ARE APALIZED>>>NEED HELP AND INFO

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HELP>>>>SAVANAH MONITORS ARE APALIZED>>>NEED HELP AND INFO

Post by mike » Mon, 29 Apr 1996 04:00:00



A friend of mine that works for the humane society recently took some baby
savanah monitors off a pet shop in my area. They are paralized in the rear
limbs. I know this is caused due to a calcium deficiency. CAN ANYONE TELL
ME HOW TO TREAT THIS AND CAN THE PARALIZATION BE REVERSED???
Thanks
mike

 
 
 

HELP>>>>SAVANAH MONITORS ARE APALIZED>>>NEED HELP AND INFO

Post by Gato » Wed, 01 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> A friend of mine that works for the humane society recently took some baby
> savanah monitors off a pet shop in my area. They are paralized in the rear
> limbs. I know this is caused due to a calcium deficiency. CAN ANYONE TELL
> ME HOW TO TREAT THIS AND CAN THE PARALIZATION BE REVERSED???
> Thanks
> mike       I don't know if the paralization can be reversed.

A calcium deficiency can be treated by adding a calcium supplement to
their diet.  Gut loaded crickets, or liquified calcium injected into
their prey.  UV-B radiation is essential for proper synthesis of calcium.
Make certain that the "full spectrum lighting" you use supports UV-B
light.  Many so called 'reptile lights' do not.
 
 
 

HELP>>>>SAVANAH MONITORS ARE APALIZED>>>NEED HELP AND INFO

Post by Cameron McFadde » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00


Hi Mike,
I dealt with mbd "paralysis" recently, unsuccessfully, with a
Cuban anole, a. sagrei.   Spoke to a couple of vets, some other
anole fans, and to Pat the herp vet on Cserve, he's also the herp
guy at SanDiego Zoo.

I tried hand feeding for a few weeks, finally euthanized the poor
little guy.

Pat of cserve, Sandiego zoo, feels strongly that direct real
sunlight is the best preventative and treatment for mbd, he
doesn't think that the commercial calcium preps so very much good
without UV.

Savannah's are probably easier to hand feed than a little anole,
so give it your best shot.  Definitely do some research on how
best to expose them to natural sunlight or what UV lights are
good.

Good luck.

Cam

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HELP>>>>SAVANAH MONITORS ARE APALIZED>>>NEED HELP AND INFO

Post by Clif » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00


You should contact a reptile vet and discuss giving them some
calcuim, either in the form of an injection by the vet and/or the
dosage of Neo-Calglucon, both with healthy doses of direct
sunlight, which is much better than UV bulbs for treating MBD. I
you do put the monitors outside(I live in Florida so the weather
here is hot) be sure to give them shade and water. Also be
careful of seizers, MBD often presents itself this way, so be
careful of the water dishes. If an animal has a seizer in the
water it could drown.

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