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#1 Guest_blondesarah_*

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:00 PM

Well guys I had a phone call of the local pet shop today, they have two tortoises will lumps on, so after work i went down and had the shock of my life. In a vivarium were 3 hermanns and one was as flat as a pancake tortoises, so soft underneath.
I told the pet shop he would die if i dont take him to the vets, so he let me have him.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

Poor little thing, how come the pet shop has them ??

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

The pet shop brought them from a customer. There where two other hermanns in with him who are lumpy but are ok, the male that was with her was mating with her all the time and just sitting on top of her.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:14 PM

that looks really awful. hope it is ok in the long run. are you going to take it to the vets?

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:18 PM

Yes i am taking her to the vets asap

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:23 PM

Poor little thing, so you playing nurse maid till vet seen him!

Lets just hope its not to late for him, Good luck.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:31 PM

Awww Poor thing, :) :( :( That is awfull, Sarah Its a good job you have taken it, at least now it will get the best care possible, Hope all goes well. Keep us posted.


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:36 PM

Will do, hope he take the other two tortoises that have lumps on them to the vets.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 03-04-06 AT 08:35 PM (GMT)]Hi Sarah,
I'm glad you have her now. She is really bad, but I know you can pull her through. She's not a Hermanns though :) . She's a North African Greek, probably nabeulensis. Keep us updated as to how she's doing and her vet visit.
Dan

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:39 PM

Really a greek? thats even better, she is so badly deformed i cannt tell the difference.Thanks dan

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:48 PM

Really a greek :) . Did the other 2 at the petshop look like her?
Your welcome,
Dan

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:06 PM

hi sarah thats a really poorly looking tortoise where they in that condition when the pet shop took them off the owner ?? hope the little fella will pull through keep us posted

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:09 PM

Hi Sarah, Looks like they have been overfeeding that poor tort with "steak and chips"?! I rescued a couple of torts a few years ago, and the 2 they were keeping, were housed in a viv?, that was too hot, too cramped, and guess what sat on the top of the viv? a large expensive jar of tort pellets!!! they were less than 2 years old, but the size of 5 year olds, both males! and there were signs on their limbs of fighting/biting, I just hope they took my advice?! I even took her into their garden and pointed out what weeds her torts should be eating!...T.T.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:27 PM

Hi TT did you say you rescued the two torties you mentioned above?
If so how are they doing now?

Viv

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:30 PM

Awwww,
Its just awfull how people get mislead the wrong diet and housing, Its such a shame for the poor torts, Its really common knowledge really if ya think about it. Such a shame :)

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:35 PM

I am just amazed at how long they survive like this. Can they go on to live long lives in this condition, or is it unreversible?

Viv

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:39 PM

I really don't know Viv, It amazes me too. Poor things eh? X


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:48 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 03-04-06 AT 10:49 PM (GMT)]With the right care and diet plenty of calcium carbonate this tortoise should make a full recovery unless bad diet has caused irreparable damage internally plus yes unfortunatly it will keep its disfigured shape for life this animal isn't to far off reaching its adult size so little chance of it growing out, its a sad fact that there are many tortoises in this animals condition that dn't get the correct treatment and die as a result
Darren

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:52 PM

awww So So Sad :'(

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:00 PM

at least he has a good home now and will enjoy the rest of his life :)




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