Joan Jett

Patient Record

This was an emergency transfer from the Tacoma humane society. She was found outside by a good samaritan and brought in for care. The shelter vet knew they didn’t have qualified staff to treat her appropriately at the shelter so they called us asking for help. Diagnostics are pending but we suspect this is an old injury and may no longer be an active problem.

Aelia update

Aelia is feeling a bit better this morning. Her tremors are subsiding and she is more aware of her surroundings. After a breakfast of carnivore care, cod liver oild, and calcium gluconate we placed her up on her basking shelf to get warm while she rests.

As usual with new intakes we have a camera set up so we can keep an eye on her without being scary. This lets us monitor her behavior without our presence influencing her. She is still sleeping most of the time. We will take her bandages off once she starts feeling well enough to move around on her own.

Here’s what her camera sees right now:

Aelia update

Aelia is feeling a bit better this morning. Her tremors are subsiding and she is more aware of her surroundings. After a breakfast of carnivore care, cod liver oild, and calcium gluconate we placed her up on her basking shelf to get warm while she rests.

As usual with new intakes we have a camera set up so we can keep an eye on her without being scary. This lets us monitor her behavior without our presence influencing her. She is still sleeping most of the time. We will take her bandages off once she starts feeling well enough to move around on her own.

Here’s what her camera sees right now:

Aelia update

Aelia is feeling a bit better this morning. Her tremors are subsiding and she is more aware of her surroundings. After a breakfast of carnivore care, cod liver oild, and calcium gluconate we placed her up on her basking shelf to get warm while she rests.

As usual with new intakes we have a camera set up so we can keep an eye on her without being scary. This lets us monitor her behavior without our presence influencing her. She is still sleeping most of the time. We will take her bandages off once she starts feeling well enough to move around on her own.

Here’s what her camera sees right now:

New Tegu with MBD

We have named this little one Aelia.

She definitely has metabolic bone disease with some leg fractures. We have her on calcium injections and pain meds now. Her front legs are very abnormal but she seems to be much more comfortable tonight with some light support on them.After her first dose of injectable calcium and pain meds she ate some carnivore care from a syringe for us and drank some water also from a syringe. She is in a small very warm enclosure and with daily treatments will hopefully slowly start to recover.

NOTE: Do NOT attempt to bandage your own pets limbs at home. Metabolic bone disease means the bones are very soft and fragile. An improperly placed or poorly maintained bandage can easily cause additional fractures. Always seek veterinary care for illness and injuries like this. Remember we have two veterinarians on staff at Snake Haus so we are able to do things here that you should not attempt by yourself.

Sad day today for some friends of ours.


Their old lady Nile monitor passed away mysteriously last night at home so they brought her in for necropsy to see if we could give them some answers. We found some incredible abnormalities indicating that she was a very sick old lady. She had Carcinomatosis (abdominal cancer), Dilated Cardiomyopathy (heart failure), and Hepatic lipidosis (liver disease).

She was rescued by this family from a horrible situation several years ago. Although she was very sick at the time of her death it wasn’t anything they could have prevented. We are glad that she was able to live out her senior years in the safety of a good home.