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Old 16th March 2013   #1
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Hey all! I have 1 axolotl and he is having problems with his back legs he acts like they are paralized?? I have googled the **** outta this issue and havn't found anything yet! Any ideas?? Well I'm here to learn and listen and to have fun! See ya around




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Are you able to post pictures or a video?

Axolotls often look like they were made then had legs stuck on afterwards so they don't quite know how to use them. A visual of what is going on would help people see if there is a problem or if it is just normal Axolotl wonkiness!



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This isn't something that he's always done, he's always been very graceful and Happy and then within 2 days he went from axie to.....what he is now he acts like he can't use his back legs, keeps them stuffed parrallel to his body but when I touch them with the tweezers he responds to even the smallest touch?? He is currently fridged and has been for almost a month now, still eats (frozen brine) just tried bloodworms tonight and that other frozen shrimp (can't think of the name as of now) he eats, but I have to make it "wiggle" in front of him, (feels to me like he's on life support) I will keep on doing this and hopefully he pulls through but any and all advice is appreciated!! Attempting to post pics now. I've done a full work-up on the parameters and everything is within range I also have a pic.



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This isn't something that he's always done, he's always been very graceful and Happy and then within 2 days he went from axie to.....what he is now he acts like he can't use his back legs, keeps them stuffed parrallel to his body but when I touch them with the tweezers he responds to even the smallest touch?? He is currently fridged and has been for almost a month now, still eats (frozen brine) just tried bloodworms tonight and that other frozen shrimp (can't think of the name as of now) he eats, but I have to make it "wiggle" in front of him, (feels to me like he's on life support) I will keep on doing this and hopefully he pulls through but any and all advice is appreciated!! Attempting to post pics now. I've done a full work-up on the parameters and everything is within range I also have a pic.
Well I can't seem to figure out how to upload my pics off my phone to the site! Sorry I'm electronics illiterate



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Has he been in a smallish tub in the fridge? Maybe he's not used to using them if he's not had much space.



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What was the original reason for fridging him?

A month is a long time to carry out fridge treatment.. Concerns me



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