I have a ring tailed lemur that has jumped on a chandelier while is was on and got shocked by a light bulb, he fell about 6 feet high. He ran under a chair and after i grabbed him, he would limp..he eats and drinks, but he doesn't have the strength to walk, right now he is resting, but its 4th of July and there are no vets opened. What can I do?
Please supply a City, State and Zip code and I will try to locate an ER Vet who can see your Lemur. Joan
My city is brownsville
I had it moved from birds when I had seen it was a Lemur. As soon as I came on I knew we had an Primate and needed an Exotic Specialist Vet.
I have a Link for Exotic Mammal Vets here just put in the State: http://www.aemv.org/vetlist.cfm In this list that treats Exotics, they do not have any in Brownsville, but there are 22 Exotic Vets in TX, listed.
This Vet treats Exotics: Companion Animal Hospital: http://www.cahrgv.com/
Texas A&M has a Veterinary Clinic that may be able to help, but not sure of the proximity to you: http://vetmed.tamu.edu/small-animal-hospital
Hopefully one of these can treat your Lemur.
If this is not helpful please do not rate me and I will opt out and see if another Expert can assist you.
I has hoped for an answer the same day, its no good for an answer the next day and I had said there are no vets open on the 4th of july where I live, and you thought it was a bird....
The question was put into Veterinary Bird and sat for 6 hours before it was transfered to an area that I could answer. I had asked it be moved as I knew it was not a bird and a Lemur was a Primate.
I tried to assist you as soon as I got the question. I am so sorry about the confusion.
I gave the best answer I could under the circumstances and this was a site error with where the question was placed originally.
I would hope you would reconsider the Bad rating, I had no control of where the question was placed and how soon it got to me. I hope all is ok with your Lemur.