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Old 29th March 2014   #1
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Default Fire belly newt.

What do you do when a newt has a dislocated front arm?
Hes pretty small about 2 1/2 inches. Hes still eating and swimming around fine. Is there anything I can do to help him?



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Old 30th March 2014   #2
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If he has a tankmate, separate them. Beyond that, not much you can do. Newts are good at healing, so just keep him eating and as stress-free as possible.



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Yeah that's what I did. But will his arm be able to move normally again? Should I amputate it so a new one can regenerate? How long will it take to heal?



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An amputation would risk infection. If the skin isn't broken, I wouldn't amputate. If the newt is aquatic, it'll be OK even if it partially loses function - you mentioned that he's eating and swimming fine. I don't have answers beyond that.



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