The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store

Notices

Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22nd November 2016   #1
nadine011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Nationality:
Posts: 3
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: nadine011 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Axolotl broken leg

Hello there


I recently bought an Axolotel and when I put him in the tank I saw that one of his leg was in a weird position I believe it's broken but I'm not sure about this. He's swimming normally just the leg is really twisted and is somehow sticking out. I read online that I have to cut it of since its regenerating but I also read that sometimes it goes away I'm a bit worried and if someone with more experience than I have could tell me what to do.. That would be great
Thanks a lot



nadine011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2016   #2
Chris
(AxolotlChris)
Prolific Member
 
AxolotlChris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,073
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 1
Rep: AxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and information
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

Can you post a picture?

It sounds to me that someone has given you an Axolotl with a limb that was previously damaged but has regenerated at the wrong angle (often back to front). This is not much of an issue, the Axolotl will adapt and continue to function as normal.

Otherwise it may have damaged the limb and has managed to break and twist it. If this is the case the lower part of the limb will likely die off and regrow.



__________________
Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, we call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time bad luck we call it.
AxolotlChris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2016   #3
nadine011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Nationality:
Posts: 3
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: nadine011 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

Yes sure there is the link

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet



nadine011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2016   #4
Chris
(AxolotlChris)
Prolific Member
 
AxolotlChris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,073
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 1
Rep: AxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and information
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

Yes the limb has re grown in the wrong direction. Nothing to worry about. Though the previous owner clearly falsely advertised it, failing to mention the defect.



__________________
Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, we call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time bad luck we call it.
AxolotlChris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2016   #5
nadine011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Nationality:
Posts: 3
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: nadine011 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

oh okay and will it be normal again or will it stay like this? It is not in pain or something?



nadine011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2016   #6
Chris
(AxolotlChris)
Prolific Member
 
AxolotlChris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,073
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 1
Rep: AxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and informationAxolotlChris has given good advice and information
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

Axolotls have the ability to regrow limbs, and other parts of their anatomy. Quite often the limb will not regrow identical to the original. It won't be in pain, the limb is just facing the wrong way and won't have as much functionality as it would normally, but it will still live a normal life



__________________
Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, we call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time bad luck we call it.
AxolotlChris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2016   #7
Holly12
Member
 
Holly12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 368
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Holly12 has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: Axolotel broken leg

Someone else on here had an axies leg regrow but turned inward. It was fine.

Mine had a broken and useless leg when I got him. It flopped or stuck to his side and it has healed up perfectly. It's crazy how these guys heal! Mine is currently regrowing the skin on its toes! (I didn't realize the sand I was using was really abrasive.)



__________________
2.2 Chihuahuas, 0.1 Bearded Dragon, 0.1 Spider Ball Python, 0.1 Super Mojave BEL Ball Python, 1.0 Leucistic Axolotl
Holly12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Axolotl has broken arm? majikninja Sick Axolotl? 21 21st October 2013 16:50
Broken limbs of axolotl turtle7 Sick Axolotl? 7 27th November 2012 10:38
Question: Axolotl broken arm but still growing? virginia Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding 3 28th January 2011 10:01
Illness/Sickness: My Axolotl has broken it's arm? flimda Sick Axolotl? 1 11th November 2010 17:33
Illness/Sickness: My axolotl seems to have a broken leg :( Minnie Sick Axolotl? 1 11th January 2010 10:21


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:22.