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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:20 PM

hi i have an adult male graeca graeca from morocco,
when i got him he had rns and pneumonia,
after a long course of injections it cleared up (sort of)
he is very active, and eats well,
but when he breathes in there is still a noise, i cant really explain
it but it has never cleared up, i tryed baytril drops for weeks and didnt do anything, i was told it might be scar tissue?
i read here somewhere to use eye drops "tycali?(somthing like that)

first of all does this sound like rns or scar tissue?
there is only 1 tortoise in ireland and she is about 300miles away
so i cant get up to her, and the local vet tryed to work with her but found it hard to get info from her, the tortoise vet said to try baytril again, (i knew it wouldnt work )

it doesnt effect him,but he is a hibernating torotise and need to know
if i have to over winter him, as he is an adult it is hard to persuade him not to even though he is now in a tortoise box,
4ft x 2ft with heat lamp and uvb,
his husbandry is correct
and so is his diet,

would the droips be called the same in ireland and how much do i use

thanks!!!

paul
ireland


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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:21 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 18-11-06 AT 03:21 PM (GMT)]Hello Paul
I have one the same, he sort of whistles down his nose.
I would hibernate him, he sounds healthy, other than that, eating, pooing,, active clear eyes, weight OK ,pink mouth.
Then go for it, he could loose more weight being kept up than if you put him down,
I had a female that had RNS, through the winter, she wouldn't eat, hated being in a small area and lost over 500 grams, as soon as the Spring came her nose cleared up (with anti-biotic help, but that was her 6th course through the winter,)and she was as good as new, they know they should hibernate and no matter what you do, they shut down to certain extent.
Am I right about the whistle or does it sound worse than that? my tort is definately a nasal thing. he's fast asleep :-)
Are you OK with wind down or do you need help?
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:33 PM

hi arnib , yes it does sound like a whistleing, and sometimes like
a clicking noise, he is very healthy.
i have no problem with winding down or hibernating him, i have done
it before with no problems, i use fridge hibernation.
my one is from casablanca region, he is 5in long and will only
grow max at around 6in.
what makes this noise occour, is it still rns, does it need further treatment?
thanks
paul


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Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:50 PM

Hello Paul
No it needs no further treatment, but you will always have to be careful mixing him with other torts of the eame species as he could go down with RNS again or give the others it, Mine is now with a Ibera so different spur thigh but they get on fine
but have had probems
Arnie


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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:31 PM

oh thats great!
im starting winding down today, and stabelising the temps in his
fridge!;-)

so would i say his rns has cleared up fully? , is this noise just a side effect of years of rns? , i think he had it for ages before i got him

thanks arnie!


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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:40 PM

I wouldn't like to say for definate it's a side affect, maybe just a bit nasal, but it doesn't bother George (my whistler)he is fine.
I just watch for the obvious signs of wiping nose, going off food, and checking for a dry nose often.
Hope he goes down better than my little monster, I was beginning to think a knock on the head would be called for :-) only joking
Arnie


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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:36 PM

Hello Paul
No it needs no further treatment, but you will always have to be careful mixing him with other torts of the eame species as he could go down with RNS again or give the others it, Mine is now with a Ibera so different spur thigh but they get on fine
but have had probems
Arnie

hi arnie is this a same sex mix if so are they male or female and what sort of problems have you encountered.
terry


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

thanks arnie!!!

do you have any graeca graecas from the same area as mine
(mountainous region of casablanca, morocco)
just curious:)
he is a smaller breed, and is dark with yellow markings!
heres a lnk to a pic of my tortoise,

http://forums.shelle...opic.php?t=2547

my tortoise is the first post!;)


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:29 PM

I've tried to download a photo of my old girl but no matter how small I make them it just won't have it today Will try later
Or put one on Shelled warriors:-)
Arnie


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:53 PM

cant wait to see a pic!!


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:06 PM

I was going on the light colour of the skin uder the throat and the mark on the top of the head.
This is Toto, looking at her you wouldn't beleive that her plastron across from her back legs has at some time in her life been snapped and can be moved, it's healed to a cretain degree but I have to handle her carefully but she stomps around as if nothing is amiss :-)

I always keep my torts of the same sex together, I never mix them, but I do have to keep my North Africans apart too, even though they are both female.
Arnie



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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:16 PM

Hi Arnie, what name do you use on the SW site?

Viv


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Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:03 PM

hi arnie, lovely tortoise you have!!! where does it originate from?


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:28 PM

Hello Paul
She came from Yorkshire :-)
Seriously she is North African, but have never had her properly ID, She is a lovely old girl with loads of attitude
Arnie


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:07 PM

That's my secret :-)
Arnie


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:36 PM

Right Arnie lol, You got me wondering now ;-)

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:13 PM

me too!!! lol,





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