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In Topic: Goodbye Little Etienne

06 December 2016 - 10:10 PM

Hi Karen,

Not really. She said other than his loss of weight he looked quite good. Mouth all nice and pink, was still supporting himself. He hadn't done the gagging/gasping thing again since Saturday (that we saw). No signs of anything lodged.
We've kept an eye this eve as obviously heard horror stories of people disposing of "dead" tortoises but rigor has very much set in.
I'm gutted!

In Topic: Does My Tort Suddenly Dislike Me

27 November 2016 - 09:45 PM

He didn't draw his head in, he has drawn it in quite quickly before and I've heard the squeak then. More roaring at me (squeaking) with head fully out like the little dinosaur he is.
He seemed to be OK when I went in a bit later.
He's been quite lethargic of late and after reading some other threads I stuck him in a warm shallow bath for about 45 mins which seemed to perk him up and he released some urates.
Since the temp outside dipped (and thus the room he is in has dipped) he has spent a lot of time under his lamp too but again after reading other threads I've taken out enclosed sleep area on the new table and moved things around a bit to let the temperature flow round his table a bit more.
I'll keep an eye on him though and take him off to the vets if he looks to be getting worse.
As always, thanks for the help!!

In Topic: Odd (But Could Be Normal) Behaviour

10 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

He tends to just walk through it without stopping to try and climb up the sides.

I do water the substrate though.

Just waiting on my thermometer to arrive now from Ebay!

In Topic: Odd (But Could Be Normal) Behaviour

07 May 2016 - 05:16 PM

Reasons like this are exactly why I signed up to here. He is in and out of his (shallow) water all day and does mix up where he goes.

I will get straight onto ebay now. Thank you for your help!

In Topic: Odd (But Could Be Normal) Behaviour

06 May 2016 - 07:26 PM

Oh god......I feel terrible

I have no idea in which case I think I need recommendations on thermometers.

I'm a terrible tortoise mummy