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#1 Guest_GeorgieGal_*

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:34 AM

pips shell keeps cutting into his neck, do you file it and stop at the nerve so it doesnt hurt him or do you just leaveit, but if you leave it, it will still hurt him because it is cutting his neck.
please help me to find out what to do

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 03:10 PM

I have never heard of that happening any chance of a photo, the shell must be very sharp to cut in the neck, all of mine have rounded shells and although their necks touch the shell surely thats what they are supposed to do, is the shell damaged in any way to be that sharp.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:34 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 22-08-07 AT 05:35 PM (GMT)]I have heard of this and unfortunalety seen the damage too. My friend rescued a tort from up north with this problem it had cut ito her neck and left a huge gaping wound. my friend paid a couple of hundred just so she could try and save this poor animals life. luckily the tort is fine now but the vet had to cut away part of her shell. I would only let a TORTOISE specialist (not just reptile) look at this asap. where are u georgia?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:22 PM

i live in hereforshire in the west midlands, pips neck wasnt bleeding it was just a red scab, but it went, then it came back and now it has gone away, i dont think it is serios, i just heard that people trim torts beaks when they are to long and file shells when it is too sharp.
it is like a dogs claw, there is the nerve and then the overgrown nail, i dont see what is wrong with trimming it like you do to a dog, i almost cut my finger on his shell and i want to do something and i dont want to go all the way to a vets that could be in birmingham and pay over 100 pounds.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:23 PM

also if people file torts "beaks" that WILL hurt, more than filing a bit of shell

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:28 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 22-08-07 AT 07:28 PM (GMT)]

I have never heard of that happening any chance of a photo, the shell must be very sharp to cut in the neck, all of mine have rounded shells and although their necks touch the shell surely thats what they are supposed to do, is the shell damaged in any way to be that sharp.



Looks like a turtle had a similar problem:
http://en.allexperts...njured-neck.htm

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:18 PM

There are different layers to a torts shell though made up of different things.

One layer is liek the beak and the same as our nails, however there are other layers with nerve endings that can feel pain which is why people no longer drill holes in torts shells to tether them.

My friends tort had to be operated on because it had got too bad but I'm sure some vets also put fibre glass on to smooth it. really dont think you shopuld be filing it though.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

that still doesnt really answer my question, but it helps so thanks, i am sure people still file so i will still look for info

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:14 AM

sorry, what I meant was that because there are different layers, filing a shell will be far more painful than a beak.

Post your question on the Tortoise Trust yahoo forum as they are all very knowledgable and also andy highfield runs it so he'll know the answer

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:24 AM

still think there must be a reason for it to be this sharp surely if theres a growth problem it will just keep recuring if the problem is not sorted

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:28 PM

thank you

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