Broken leg?

TigressSnow

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I just noticed today during some shed help (been stuck for a week) that she seems to have some form of a broken or dislocated leg. Unsure of how it happened as there's no falls larger then an inch and nothing heavy in her tub. She's in a shoebox on paper towel with 3 hides one moist pure calcium in a dish and a water dish. I have included pix. She walks on it fine and doesn't react when I touch it. Wasn't there when I cleaned her tub 3 days ago!
 

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acpart

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It's hard for me to really tell, but I find that some of the hatchlings seem to have loose knee or hip joints so they can tend to bend the other way sometimes. Some grow out of it and some don't so if you think the "abnormal" look is at the joint, it's probably a loose joint rather than a break.

Aliza
 

TigressSnow

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Does it normally happen when they are shedding? Because I just noticed another baby looks the exact same on 2 legs and is mid shed.
 

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With mine it was permanent. However, the gecko may be a bit uncoordinated trying to get the shed off. See how they do after the shed.

Aliza
 

TigressSnow

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Ok. Well night (the gecko this post was about) is better. The leg is back to normal. I will keep an eye on Hopp to see of she gets better as well.
 
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