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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Please help my gerbil :(

I have a brown and white male mongolian gerbil, and i think his leg is broken, But i really don't know what is wrong with him, but im VERY sure that his leg is broken. He can't balance on it, or walk on it. he just drags it around. and he looks like he's in a lot of pain. his mouth is open and it looks like it's hard for him to breathe....i really hate seeing him like this .....please help me
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I'm no vet but I would bring him to the vet to see. Good luck!


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Yeah, check online and in your phonebook for an exotic animal vet, tell them about his leg and they can hopefully get you in ASAP.


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aw poor thing i have gerbils but i never heard of one that sound as i'll a that, do know how he did that to his leg, because if you have that type of wheel with bars on it he could of caught his leg while running but if dont have that type of wheel then i dont know...

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Yeah, you definatly need to bring the poor thing to a vet!



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I'd recommend a Vet, BUT, My gerbil Drake broke his foot about 3 months ago. His foot was crooked and he wouldn't walk on it. We didn't take him to the vet, we isolated him and he's walking on it now. But if he's struggling to breathe, take him. Or you can give it some time.

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Its not a good idea to give an animal "some time" if he/she is struggling to breathe or appears to have a broken limb. I hope you get him to the vet on time, and good luck.


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Its not a good idea to give an animal "some time" if he/she is struggling to breathe or appears to have a broken limb. I hope you get him to the vet on time, and good luck.
I know, thus saying, "But if he's struggling to breathe, take him"

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I guess I just took "Or you can give it some time" the wrong way. Either way you should take an animal to a vet right when you notice an injury like that.


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I guess I just took "Or you can give it some time" the wrong way. Either way you should take an animal to a vet right when you notice an injury like that.
Key Word: "Or."
If he doesn't have the funds then he doesn't have A choice.

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If they dont have the funds, they shouldnt have a pet...



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If they dont have the funds, they shouldnt have a pet...
I agree. ''If you can afford the vet.. you can't afford the pet''

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Giving a broken leg or breathing difficulties "time" is not a good idea and should not be an option. If a person had trouble breathing or an apparantly broken leg, you wouldn't "give it time" but take that person to a hospital asap. Jess is completely right as well. This is kind of turning into a bicker and I'm wondering if its a troll thread or something anyways since the poster hasn't replied since their first post. I think we can all agree here that if you notice your animal has breathing difficulties or a broken leg, you don't wait around to see what happens, you take it to the vet.


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All I did was give my opinion.
But of course, the Vet is always the first option.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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Tell us what the vet says.
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