It's always good news when the vet says "This is actually one of the healthier beardies you've ever brought in!"
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Great news! Finn's layers of scabs and dead tissue were removed to find he still has nostril holes. He doesn't have MBD and his mouth doesn't close right because the scarring on his upper lip. He should be able to breathe fairly normally once he is completely healed in another few weeks.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Even after 81 rescues, I can still be surprised by what I find. This is Finn, a 8 month old beardie I just rescued. I thought he would be a simple rescue. I knew he had a wound on his nose from a tank mate, but I expected it to be easy.
Wrong! The wound is 2 to 3 weeks old and destroyed both of his nostrils and ripped open his sinus. Luckily, it does not go into the roof of his mouth.
Finn has MBD and can't close his mouth because it's misshapen and can't close his mouth because that is the only way he can breathe.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Hooray! Another healthy & normal beardie! Princess is doing so well that I don't even consider her a rescue. She just needed a nail trim and a bath. :)
She'll be an easy one to adopt out. After the last three rescues being so expensive and sickly, it's nice to have an easy beardie to take in.
Friday, February 20, 2015
We're still waiting for the crazy winter weather in the South to clear so that we can ship her to a fabulous chameleon rehab in Georgia.
Until then, I am still force feeding her worms a couple times a day. In the last two days, she's started trying to take the worm in her mouth instead of pretending like it didn't exist. Progress!
And she still acts as though I will suck her soul out of her body through her nose and cowers when I get near. But she's not vibrating as much as she used to which is a good sign.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Miss Prissy Pants got a glowing review at the vet today. She went from 108 grams last week to 116 grams today. Her tongue & mouth are pink & healthy. The vet was very pleased with her progress.
She also got the clearance to be shipped to a chameleon rescue/rehab. There they will train her to eat without being able to catch her food with her tongue. It will be the perfect permanent home for her.
If all goes well, Miss Prissy Pants will be "home" by this weekend.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
We discovered today that Pascal is actually a really colorful girl and not a boy. This means I can use the name "Miss Prissy Pants" again! ;)
She loves to climb in the blinds in my sunny window and adores living in the plants instead of a tank. She's still not friendly with me, but I'm not as worried that she'll die on me. Phew!