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Goodbye Little Etienne

06 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

Sadly I have to post that I've just got home from work to find an Etienne who is no longer with us.
We went to the vet yesterday and was given some reptoboost and some antibiotics which he had the 1st of yesterday. He had a 2nd bath last night by someone else and then never moved from the spot he'd been out back in.
From one very sad torty owner

Does My Tort Suddenly Dislike Me

27 November 2016 - 02:57 PM

Hi all,

I've just been in to feed and clear unwanted food from Etienne's table.

I put my hand in and he squeaked at me, rubbed his face with a leg, squeaked at me again, turned his back on me and released urine!

Has he suddenly decided he dislikes me? Never done this before!


Odd (But Could Be Normal) Behaviour

06 May 2016 - 06:54 AM

Hi there

The last 2 days I've walked in on Etienne under his lamp, head completely outstretched and limp and all his legs splayed in various directions. He looked dead. He eventually came round but is this normal? Is he just having a cheeky siesta under the lamp?

Thanks in advance all

Tortoise Newbie

03 May 2016 - 09:02 AM

Hello from me and my new Hermann, Etienne. 

I'm a brand spankers tortoise owner so all advice is welcome. 

I only got him last Friday but he seems to have settled in well and is eating fine, going to the toilet, a good bedtime routine of 8pm and loves doing circuits of his boathouse (yes an old boat shaped shelving unit)

He is the perfect child haha!