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#1 Guest_Annecaroline_*

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 11:32 AM

Can a tortoise be sick?

I know when one of mine had pnemonia they cannot bring anything up, but i was wondering if they can vomit.

I would ask my vet but he will want me to bring Jess in, and it is simply a question.

Thank you


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

Hi Anne,

yes totoises can indeed be sick. I have never witnessed this myself but have read articles on the result of poorly kept tortoises. One example is:

"Soaked mammal chows also spoil quickly, becoming sour, and must be removed promptly (within 12-24 hours). The unfortunate tortoise that consumes this spoiled, foul concoction may vomit soon afterwards. Just because a tortoise likes something does not mean that he should eat it" -

Brad Morris - Tortuga Gazette 30(2): 6-7, February 1994

hope this helps

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