Two weeks ago I went to feed my iguana and I saw that it was bent in a crude shape. but I waited because I thought it would just go back to shape. it has not gone back and I have no idea what to do can you guys help?
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My ig has a wonky toe. It must have been broken before we got him and been left to set in that position, it cant be put right now. If its set and the ig doesnt seem to be in pain your vet may tell you to just leave it. Dons fine with his wonky toe, makes no difference to him!
Heres a pic, its also a bit yellow around the knuckle, and the scales sort of twist round too. But apparently the vet cant do anything and didnt think it was a problem, it doesnt hurt him. He said he would have to be anaesthetised to sort it out and its not worth the money effort or risk of loosing him.
The claw needs a bit more attention though, we have to clip that one twice as often as the rest coz it doesnt get worn down!
However Im not suggesting you just leave it, still worth a trip to the vets, you may be able to put it right if its not set already.
I agree with Kerry. Altho a broken toe has to be unpleasant for the ig, it shouldn't be a life threatening issue. Since two weeks have already passed, the bone will already have partially healed anyway. Unless the toe has broken skin, or os discolored, I wouldn't bother with a vet.
When I got my girl, she had pretty severe MBD. Almost all of her toes a "wonky". (love that word Kerry ;D ) I would suggest you check the cage and see if you can find what the iguana may have caught his toe on. It might also be a good idea to trim it's claws so they don't catch on things as badly. Ya might be able to prevent another mishap.
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Post by prism_wolf on Jul 10, 2004 16:35:14 GMT -8
ME LOVES "WONKY"! ;D
Zair has several wonky toes. Also a case of serious MBD when younger. If it's a cage problem...find it so it doesn't happen again. When you took your ig to the vet...I hope he/she did a blood panel to see if it was MBD that caused it and you are now taking appropriate measures to reverse any further complications that this fatal deficiency can cause.
Whatever caused it...the toe is now broken and well beyond being set. As I said previously...Zair has several of these. A couple of the toes are so bad that shed builds up if I do not pay attention to it. I just pulled off two layers of shed off of one this morning.
Another is turned in a way that the toe rests atop another and if the claw is not trimmed constantly it wears a spot to the knuckle cartilage on the toe next to it. Amputation may need to be done with this toe eventually, but as long as I'm diligent it's ok for now.
Post by Kerrydaktyl on Jul 19, 2004 7:27:14 GMT -8
Yeah Dons toe needs a bit more attention when its shedding, bits can get stuck, but it gets a good soak in the bath. Also he has a small patch of hard skin underneath where it gets worn with it being in a different position to the others. Its not sore or bleeding though, but then its an old would. Dont know if a recently broken and set toe would get any sores?