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Hi Sadie and family, welcome!
I’m going to let our Fairy Vet Mother explain the technical aspect of why that happens, but for now I will tell you that it’s a pretty normal occurrence for our rear leg amputee Wyatt Ray , who had his amp 8 years ago. And like Sadie, it’s just a random thing and he shows no pain indicators when it happens. In my non-vet explanation, it’s simply the brain trying to talk to the nerves on the non-existent leg.
22 August 2008
Basically the nerves are still present and connected to the spinal cord but all of the muscles aren’t there to get the message from the brain so shaking and twitching occurs. Sometimes the other legs also do this because they have to compensate for the increased workload.