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Male Rankins Dragon. I couldn't get a good photo of him since he decided to puff up and close his eyes after I took him out of the bath lol. This sweetheart has some mild - moderate symptoms of muscular dystrophy. He eats, runs, climbs with little to no issues, but is showing some signs of likely  having Muscular Dystrophy such as poor motor control with his legs and arms and folding his arms and legs into his chest when picked up.


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 $30 adoption fee for him. If you would like to know more about him or MD feel free to send me an email. :)

#2-RA-Male-Special Needs

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