metabolic bone disease

  1. ferretinmyshoes

    Gecko in really bad shape...

    This poor little leopard gecko was dumped on the doorstep of Petco (of all places) overnight last week. They brought it to me with the usual allotment of other sick critters they're trying to sell. The poor gecko was severely emaciated, dehydrated, fractured forearm and rubbery jaw from obvious...
  2. stapleton33

    Mbd bad

    My male veiled cham has terrible MBD. I know this takes weeks or months to develop, but it honestly seems to have developed overnight. A few days ago he was chasing crickets all over the cage, now he can't even hold himself up or move in any direction. He lives in a 18x18x30 wire mesh cage...
  3. ferretinmyshoes

    What Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) looks like, how it happens, and how to fix it

    Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) is unfortunately a common disease of reptiles due to lack of dietary calcium, imbalanced nutrition and/or lack of UVB rays. UVB rays from either unfiltered sunlight or a UVB producing bulb are needed in reptiles to produce Vitamin D3 in the skin, which is necessary...
  4. ferretinmyshoes

    Update on the MBD redfoot tortoise

    You may remember my little redfoot tortoise rescue. Mia had very loving owners who were just completely uneducated on the needs of a reptile and for over 2 years Mia lived in a 20 gallon tank filled with about a foot of cedar shavings with only a heat lamp above her. She had a water bowl that...
  5. ferretinmyshoes

    Tortoises get MBD too...

    Well I'm getting a redfoot tortoise. Someone posted one on craigslist needing a new home because their nephew lost interest (why people get difficult to care for exotic pets for children I still have no idea...) so of course I responded. The adult owner obviously cares for her a lot and asked...
  6. J

    No idea what's wrong... need urgent help!

    Hiya, I have kept my veiled chameleon (Cammy) for 18 months now, he has never had any kind of problem before but he's seriously ill now. I found him the other day on the floor of his tank a couple of days ago, managed to pick him up to find that he has lost control of his back end. At first...
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