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Help! Bubbles From Nose?


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#1 Guest_CharlotteC_*

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hi, I've had Humphrey about a month now and he has been doing really well, good appetite and everything else, but today I noticed that his nose area is wet and every now and then a bubble comes out. It is a white-ish colour and I am really worried! He has eaten a lot today and been fairly active but I don't know what to do!
Since school started again I have been turning his light on from 7 until 9 pm and don't wake him up, my mum says he normally wakes in the late morning and he is often asleep by 4/5, is that bad?

I haven't noticed anything else wrong with him, what should I do?

Thanks, Charlotte

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

I'd get him to a specialist tortoise vet as soon as possible if I were you. He may need a course of antibiotics.

Keep him nice and warm until you can get him there and give him a regular baths to keep his hydration levels up. x

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:43 PM

yes i would keep him warm and get him looked at as soon as u can

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

Thank you, after I posted that I checked on him again and it seemed to have stopped, this morning his nose is also dry, he has a big appetite and is plodding around quite happily, do you still think I should contact a vet?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:42 PM

Hi Charlotte,

I've had my tortoise sick with RNS and RI since the week of Christmas, I had heard some squeeking (or whistling) noises for a couple of days while she was sleeping and I didn't go to the vet immediately cos I never thought that there was a full blown RNS/RI thing...so just go to a good vet and have him checked up and do a faecal test, especially if he's been with you for just 1 month. Mine still kept eating well, even with bubbles coming out of her nose...poor thing. The only bubbles acceptable are those that appear exactly after drinking.

In the meantime keep him as warm as possible (my vet recommended around 34C during the day and 24C at night) and also try to listen for any whistling noises while he's sleeping.

I hope it's not an RI and that I didn't panic you...I just don't want yours to go through what mine is dealing with right now.

Take care.




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