Monty, now 34 months old has HLD. The vets seem to think it is neurological rather than musculoskeletal. He has had it for a few months now and it has got progressively worse. When he walks on a flat floor he shuffles his feet so they don't actually lift off the floor. If he has to get over an edge, like the toilet he drags his back end over as he can't lift his legs. His front end is compensating very well and he can manage to pull himself up onto low level hammocks. In free range yesterday, I noticed that his back legs couldn't support him and his back end would flop to one side.
He is eating and drinking fine, still ambles over for scritches. One of my newbies is very assertive and poor Monty(who is neutered) gets mounted quite a bit, despite taking the group back to a smaller cage.
I am trying to keep him as long as I can but I am thinking it is almost time. Or am I jumping the gun?
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