Female juvenile special needs Rankins dragon. This poor girl hatched out with Muscular Dystrophy. Symptoms were hard to notice when she first hatched but then she developed more tell tail symtoms of MD over the course of a 1.5 months. Muscular Dystrophy is a debilitation neuromuscular disease. Much like MD in humans, rankins and Bearded Dragons with MD experience progressive muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass. Dragons with MD struggle to move their limbs properly. This usually is a progressive desease (some can progress very slowly and still live a decently long life happily). Very little information about MD in dragons is known, but findings suggest Dragons with MD are not in any pain and can still live a very happy life.  As you can see in the photos of her one of the symptoms of MD is the way she folds her arms in when picked up. When she is put down she stays folded up for a couple of minutes and then unfolds and often holds herself up properly and looks like a normal rankins most of the time when resting. You can see in the photos she is also missing some of the length of her tail. This girl is still managing to eat on her own and even hunt down her own bugs. She still has a love for life and a spunky personality and therefore I do not see a need for her to be put down. She wants to live and to be loved. She would do best in a smaller enclosure with minimal climbing decor (not too tall of climbing structures) .  There is a $40 adoption fee for her. If you would like to know more about her or MD feel free to send me an email.  :) 

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