Mal Rankins Dragon. This boy looks and acts like a normal Rankins dragon. Eats, runs, climbs with no issues, but very occasionally is showing some very very mild signs of possibly having Muscular Dystrophy. So just to be safe I am adopting him out labled as special needs. The only time I can faintly see some symptoms are when I bath or pick him up and he shows some movements with his limbs that are consistent with Muscular Dystrophy (such as folding her arms in front of his chest and some strange movements with his back legs).
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. This cutie is currently living life like a normal Rankins dragon with no extra care. He would do best in a smaller enclosure and eventually may need climbing decor that is not very tall and easy to climb in case his condition progresses and he loses some of his motor control. There is a $70 adoption fee for him. If you would like to know more about him or MD feel free to send me an email. :)
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