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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:34 PM

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I had one like that and then she dropped infertile eggs all through the summer. Apparently it can be a hormonal imbalance so it might be worth getting her checked out at a specialist vet in the spring if she is continuing along these lines. Forgive my memory but has she ever been induced?
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sue i am pritty sure she hasnt been with the male since the last time.she has never been induced as far as i know but only had her 18months.when you say droped eggs.do you mean.she did not burry them she just droped them.the first time she had eggs she didnt go to the bother of making a nest.i just found them scattered about the table.what would cause an hormonal inbalance in her?thanks for your time

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:43 PM

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sue i am pritty sure she hasnt been with the male since the last time.she has never been induced as far as i know but only had her 18months.when you say droped eggs.do you mean.she did not burry them she just droped them.the first time she had eggs she didnt go to the bother of making a nest.i just found them scattered about the table.what would cause an hormonal inbalance in her?thanks for your time



Hi Bruce
Yes, my tort just dropped eggs without burying them - I found them all over the garden at regular intervals. If they do not have deep enough soil ie on tables then this can happen but in the case of my female she had the whole garden - she has never been right since the vet induced her a couple of years back. I have my theories as does another vet that she was overmedicated but in your case this does not seem so. I was just asking to make a comparison that's all as I have been told that mine may have a hormonal imbalance caused through too vigorous induction. I could kick myself to be honest but then how could I argue with what the vet had said?
I would wait and see what yours does next season. I think if she was mine I would keep her away from the others and on minimum heat and feeding, then get her back to normal temps and feeding next year to see if it kick starts her again. Just my humble opinon of course, but I have seen a slowing over winter helps the following year. Awkward little beasties at times aren't they?

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:16 PM

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Hi Bruce
Yes, my tort just dropped eggs without burying them - I found them all over the garden at regular intervals. If they do not have deep enough soil ie on tables then this can happen but in the case of my female she had the whole garden - she has never been right since the vet induced her a couple of years back. I have my theories as does another vet that she was overmedicated but in your case this does not seem so. I was just asking to make a comparison that's all as I have been told that mine may have a hormonal imbalance caused through too vigorous induction. I could kick myself to be honest but then how could I argue with what the vet had said?
I would wait and see what yours does next season. I think if she was mine I would keep her away from the others and on minimum heat and feeding, then get her back to normal temps and feeding next year to see if it kick starts her again. Just my humble opinon of course, but I have seen a slowing over winter helps the following year. Awkward little beasties at times aren't they?

sue what do you mean by minimum heat?a uv tube at room temp?nothing is streight forword with my bunch!!!i was on your web site last nite i see you have gone over seas to watch them in the wild!!!that is one of my dreams how did you manage to find them???how did you know where to look??one day hopfuly soon!!!that would be amazing.you are so lucky

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

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sue what do you mean by minimum heat?a uv tube at room temp?nothing is streight forword with my bunch!!!i was on your web site last nite i see you have gone over seas to watch them in the wild!!!that is one of my dreams how did you manage to find them???how did you know where to look??one day hopfuly soon!!!that would be amazing.you are so lucky



Hi Bruce
I would just keep the tort as you say maybe at room temp with uvb and possibly minimum basking as at wind down. I did this with one of my females that I was not happy hibernating one year and then in spring steadily increased the temps for when the others came out of hibernation and she really improved.
Three of us who had never met before, went to Antalya after answering an ad in a BCG news letter for help at a Sanctuary. We had a great time and got to know the owner well who is a good friend to this day although she has now returned to UK as her husband died out there and her own health is not good. We learned a lot about tort watching though. You need to stay where there is a lot of vegetation, bottoms of mountains are good points. If you fancy visiting one of the areas on the Turkish coast I would be happy to tell you of good tort searching areas. Mail me on wizzasmum@aol.com Turkey is rich in tortoise populations it's just knowing where and how to look and not caring about looking silly lol Next year we are hoping to fulfil another dream and see torts in Ecuador.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:57 PM

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Hi Bruce
I would just keep the tort as you say maybe at room temp with uvb and possibly minimum basking as at wind down. I did this with one of my females that I was not happy hibernating one year and then in spring steadily increased the temps for when the others came out of hibernation and she really improved.
Three of us who had never met before, went to Antalya after answering an ad in a BCG news letter for help at a Sanctuary. We had a great time and got to know the owner well who is a good friend to this day although she has now returned to UK as her husband died out there and her own health is not good. We learned a lot about tort watching though. You need to stay where there is a lot of vegetation, bottoms of mountains are good points. If you fancy visiting one of the areas on the Turkish coast I would be happy to tell you of good tort searching areas. Mail me on wizzasmum@aol.com Turkey is rich in tortoise populations it's just knowing where and how to look and not caring about looking silly lol Next year we are hoping to fulfil another dream and see torts in Ecuador.

wow!! i will e mail when i get it togetheir thanks again




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