Hi! I rescued an iguana that was being severly neglected. He's 6 years old, 4 feet long and barely a pound. I took him to a vet last week just to make sure he was okay. The vet said everything was fine with him.
I woke up yesterday to find the iguana laying in his basking spot like usual, only when he started to walk towards me, his front leg isn't woring the way it should. When he goes to take a step it seems like he doesn't have the strength to fully lift the leg or to hold his weight with it. He's been just pushing himself around with his back legs. He moves his front legs in the motion of walking, but they just wont' support his weight.
Does anyone know what might be wrong? I want to take him to the vet again, but it's a 4 hour drive to the closest herp vet and he charges $200 just to look at the animal. I'll spend the time and money if I have to, but thought I'd ask here first.
I should let you know that he didn't have any proper lighting or diet when I rescued him. He had gained about 2 ounces when I started feeding him better foods, and gave him proper lighting. He has free roam of the house and hasn't been exposed to any chemicals or anything that he could have fallen off of.