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#1 Guest_annette_harris_*

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:12 PM

Hi to everyone

Just wondered if anyone had any advice for me on daisy.
Shes sleeping a lot and isnít very active when she is awake. Shes not eating as much as normal and when I put her florette lettuce down shes only eating the red lettuce type and not the rest which isnít like her. She will stand still for a long time which isnít like her either, then she goes back to bed and stays there until I wake her.
I normally put her on the floor on an evening for a run around but the last 3 nights she just stands in 1 spot until I put her back to bed.
She hasnít pooíd as much as normal and her wee has a slimey white part in it. The rest of her wee is clear but theres always a whitish slime in it.

Ive found a vet local to me that is meant to specialize in torts so im going to ring her tomorrow and try and get her booked in.
Any ideas why shes acting different????
I know torts can go sluggish this time of year but shes been quite active up until the last 3 days.

Annette :)

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:48 PM

Hi Annette, the white in the urine is 'urates' and is normal, only abnormal if pinkish/beige and gritty. Keep up the bathes to encourage her to expel them.

Torts do slow down this time of year, however, it is worth checking your temps, check she's not too hot or cold, is she in a tort table (not a viv).
If you are worried best to set your mind at ease and visit the vet tho, let us know how you get on


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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:54 AM

Hello Annette,

I'm really sorry that you are worried about Daisy again. Let me know how you get on if you take her to the vets. I remember a short while ago you were worried about her sneezing (think I've spelt that wrong) but decided that it wasn't anything to worry about and she stopped anyway. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have the vet give her the once over. Is it a good vet for torts that you go to? However one of mine isn't eating all that well at the moment and is rather quiet. We don't alf worry about them! Still , better be safe than sorry. She won't poo so much of shes not eating a lot of course, I've noticed that with mine. How is her weight, is she gaining a little?



#4 Guest_annette_harris_*

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:02 AM

The vets is full up til saturday so she is booked in for then.
Shes still acting very odd and today she hardly ate anything.
Last night she was putting her head into her shell as if she was going to poo or wee but just kept nher head in for about 30secs, not sure why she kept doing that.
Im trying to think what ive done that could make her act odd. I gave her 3 mouthfulls of melon as a treat last week and a tiny piece of cucumber, but it was only a few mouthfulls for her and just for that 1 day. I also gave her some dandelion leaves out of the garden but i washed them 1st. Could any of these make her act odd???

Also ive noticed that the calcium powder that i got given is starting to smell a bit off, does it go off??? I got it off the guy who made my tort table and he said it should last me ages??!! Im going to order some limestone from shelled warriors today just incase that could be why shes acting ill.
Shes very quiet and hardly moves around. She either sleeps or sits in her little hut but looking very unhappy.

Any help would be great

Annette :)

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:19 AM

Hi Annette,

Owen is acting in much the same way, especially with his food. Like you say he's eating the red but only nibbling at the other leaves.

I think the winter has alot to answer for, my husband thought I was moody in the cold months but I ain't a patch on Owen!

#6 Guest_annette_harris_*

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:26 AM


Haha i think maybe daisy is having a 'time of the month' or something but she certainly aint a happy tort. Thanks for your message

Annette :)

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:07 AM

Hello Annette,

It's a long time to wait till Sat to get an appointment at the vets isn't it!

I,m wondering about the the limestone flour. It could be out of date perhaps and if so I don't know if this could be harmful or not, but I shouldn't think that it has anything to do with Daisy feeling poorly. I think that mine had a use by date on it, but I'm not sure. The nutrabol (cor I can't spell!) definately did.

Rocket is also sitting there sometimes with her head inside her shell. (I'm trying to make you feel better here, but she really does do it!) Where as Tim always looks alert and struts around with his shell way up off the ground.

Sorry I can't be of more help but try not to worry. I shouldn't think that that the melon or cucumber would have done her any harm. Proberbly it all helped to keep her hydrated.


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:14 PM


I know, its crazy, i rang them again today to see if i could be seen earlier but they are fully booked as she is a tort expert and only 1 in my area.
I spoke to Arnie and he said it could be bladder stones but her wee wouldnt be ok if this was the case, and her wee is fine, but worth me getting her x-rayed. Ive rang the vet i saw before to see if they do x-rays and the vet is going to ring me back today.
Ive put the heat up slightly today and took any signs of that calcium out of the table. Shes had a walk around a bit more but still not eaten much, shes now gone back to bed.

Will see if this vet is any help. These torts make us worry sick dont they :)
Annette :)

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:19 PM

Hi Annette

Im sorry to hear about Daisy. I am having hte same trouble with my little Dory.
She has never woken up on her own since I got her (in October), I always have to wake her up in the evening. But when she is awake, she is usually quite active, would eat lots and run around for hours.
but the same as Daisy, I was Dory up, she looks at her food but doesnt eat anything. And only moves to find a hiding place, then goes to sllep till I wake her up again. And even then it takes her ages to move. She will sits for ages until trying to hide.
I have not done anything that I dont normaly do with her so am very confussed and worried.
I hope her and Daisy are ok.
Please let me know how you get on at the vet. I am thinknig of taking Dory......

Any one else reading this have any ideas?


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:58 PM

Hi Donna

They worry us dont they. Im taking daisy to the original vet tomorrow morning and am also seeing a tort specialist on sat morning so im hoping something will be sorted soon. It seems a few of us have torts that are acting strange at the moment. Im hoping its just the time of year.
Will keep you posted

Annette :)

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