- Aug 4, 2005
I have an 8" female C. crawshayi who appears to be dying. About two months ago, I noticed she was bleeding alot from one of her joints. looking closer, leg III on the left side was broken BAD at the joint. How she did it I am unsure. She just has her tunnel she built and a water dish. There is only 4" from soil surface to cage top, so a fall wouldn't have caused it either. Anyhow, when I noticed her bleeding, I quickly patched it up with baby powder and a small piece of toliet paper. This did not work...so I got out the super glue. The bleeding stopped, but now her leg is curled underneath her. Here is what is wierd....leg III on the OPPOSITE side is now curled underneath her as well, but there is no external injury. For the past two months, she just sits next to her water dish. She will not go back into her tunnel. So thinking that maybe there was something in her tunnel, I looked and found nothing. She moves very slow, but she has been this way for a while. The temp and humidity is perfect for her, so I am wondering if there is something I am missing. I have seen T's get like this before ( I had two that acted like this, and they both died relatively quickly). She doesn't care to eat, as I offer her roaches and crickets every week. I realize there isn't much I can do but cross my fingers, but I am interested in knowing if anyone has has seen this before, where the same legs on opposite sides curl under. The other six legs are OK though. I am starting to feel something is going on inside of her. Has anyone experienced this before?