octopus lost its leg

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  1. callum

    callum Larval Mass Registered

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    :cry: my octopus has lost 1 of its legs. will this affect him or will it regenerate.
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The legs will regrow. Did he come with a missing leg or this is something that just happened?

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  3. callum

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    something that happend. it got caught while cleaning his tank
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    some octopuses lose an arm in moments of stress much like a lizard shedding its tail... it will regrow but can take some time.
     
  5. Animal Mother

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    The Abdopus species can do that at will as Colin said.
     

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