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#1 Guest_GeorgieGal_*

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

I gave pip a bath yesterday and i remember seeing a subject called ,"bathing" and someone said , 2if your torts wee is white and gritty, heshe has a little problem.
Well good on you who can anwser this...pip did have a little bit og gritty wee, but the rest was GREEN.
help help help help pleassssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee!

Georgia,11 years old
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:05 AM

Hi Georgia, you sound like you love Pip alot. I just wondered, although it might sound silly, was it definitely his/her urine? Could it have been diarrhoea?

I'm still learning myself but this came to mind when I read your thread.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:39 AM

His poos are brown and thick(ewww)but i am not sure.
Ithourght it was urine because it was thin and flowing, and yes i really do love him alot.

Georgia,11 years old.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:21 AM

Hi Georgia,

The white stuff was the tortoises urates. Its how the tortoise getsa rid of uric acid from the body. Its perfectly normal. If its a little gritty it means you need to bath pip a little more often until its of a creamy consistency.

Peter
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:25 AM

Henry, I think Georgia was worried about the green colour, I couldn't answer that one, maybe you have an idea?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:42 AM

What do you feed pip?

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:02 AM

he eats grass,clovers, salad, fruit

Georgia,11
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:48 PM

Cut out the salad and fruit.

Continue with the grass and clover but also feed dandelions, plantain, milk thistle etc. The T-lady has an edible plant list and if you search the forum loads have people have added links :)

It is more than likely the problem is due to the fruit in pips diet. Hope this helps

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:01 PM

Hi Georgia, I was just looking through some things and found this by chance, I noticed it because it mentioned about the green urine, which was your question. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to Pip but it might just help.


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Hexamita: Is highly contagious and identified from a urine sample. Symptoms include Strong smelling urine, Dark green urine sometimes flecked with blood, excessive thirst, anorexia and fluid retention, weight loss.
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If this sounds like Pip, maybe some of the people on here who are more experienced than I am could advise you on what to do, but I'd say it would require a vet if this is what Pip has.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:19 PM

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Hexamita: Is highly contagious and identified from a urine sample. Symptoms include Strong smelling urine, Dark green urine sometimes flecked with blood, excessive thirst, anorexia and fluid retention, weight loss.
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yes i read that too Caroline, its was on the TT link i posted earlier.
Its def a trip to the vets if it as not cleared up by changing the diet or the other symptoms are present.
Take a urine sample to the vets with you.
You may want to take a sample of faeces too so you can get any other problems sorted at the same time.
Sarah

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:06 PM

Sarah, I didn't want to alarm Georgia with her being 11yrs old but felt I should post that in case it helps. If it does I'm glad I saw it. There has been so much to learn on here, and thank goodness :-)

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

Sarah, I didn't want to alarm Georgia with her being 11yrs old but felt I should post that in case it helps. If it does I'm glad I saw it. There has been so much to learn on here, and thank goodness :-)


Lol, Im such a doughnut sometimes, i thought the 11years old was refering to the tortoise.lol
ok going to get my head fixed now.lol
Sarh

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:36 AM

Thank you all, but where is the earest yet as i live in Herefordshire.

Georgia
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