golden comet walking wobbly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by creekgirl, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. creekgirl

    creekgirl New Egg

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    I have a golden comet about 22 weeks old. She is walking like her legs are too close together and very wobbly and unstable. She tries to walk a few steps and then rests...like she doesn't have balance in her legs. I have separated her from the others. I am wondering if it is a physical thing or a disease of some sort. If its physical or genetic will she get better and will she be able to lay eggs? If it is a disease or illness how do I treat her? Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She may have a neurological problem such as botulism, Maraks disease, or have been poisoned. Is she alert or sleepy? Is she lying around a lot, eating, drinking, pooping? Coccidiosis might cause her to be wobbly and tired, but if she is walking funny it is neurological.
     
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    creekgirl New Egg

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    Yes she is lying around and not eating. Poops a little... thanks for your info!
     
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    creekgirl New Egg

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    I also noticed her mouth is slways opened. What should I do with her? Is there any hope??
     
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    creekgirl New Egg

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    Well I don't think she is sick. I've had her separated from the others for a week. She hasn't changed. She still can't walk and doesn't make any sounds. She only eats when I gand feed her and drinks a little. By looking at her appearance, she looks great, healthy. But she can't put any weight on her legs. She hasn't pooped very much.the poop I did see is green in color. I'm thinking she may have a broken leg or something of that sort. Although her legs look straight. But maybe its inside?? I don't know what to do with her!
     

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