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#1 jessyprice

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

Well tilly has found her fav basking spot, she's been investigating, dug herself a nice big hole, and has had a bite to eat!! I've bathed her, weighed and measured her. She was almost 8cm, and 114g... Any ideas or guestimates on age? I've put the worming medication on her food today and will repeat in about 14days! She's shy tho at the mo and goes in her shell when i put my hand in for anything x oh how long should i leave her in bath?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Hi Jessy, most people leave them in the bath for 15 to 20 mins, keeping the water warm enough for that time, is the difficult bit.

Tell me more about the worming meds, did you buy them on line or get them from a vet?

Sorry I am not good at ages. :)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

Its a gel in a syringe it contains levamisole, called beaphar for small reptiles up to 250g, its suplied by a vet to the pet shop and they gave it me for free and are also treating the others they have, shes not eaten today but think she not impressed with the dandilions but i will put it on her food again tomorrow x she did a nice big poo today both brown n a white creamy one so sure she'll eat when she hungry, she been mooching around her table today and i did put her in her food bowel to make sure she knew where it was x i have also been recomended a gd reptile vet near wolverhampton should i need him x

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for that, I have never wormed our tort, but unlike you, I have never seen anything. He came from a first time breeder and his parents came from a pet shop, so perhaps I should, that is why I was asking. It sounds as if this was prescribed by a vet so I wouldn't be able to buy it. Glad you got it for free, you should have of course, but I wasn't sure they would.

It's good you know of a specialist reptile vet. Tilly has a good home now. :)

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:07 AM

morning chris you can buy panacur to worm your tort from pets at home (skippers lane has it) they will ask for your name and address and you have to say its for dog or cat heres a chart to help http://api.viglink.c..._13465660026501

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

Posted Image Karen :) (Sorry to hijack your thread Jessy :rolleyes: )

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Thats fine x i think this can be purchased not sure where u are but my supplier is hollybush garden centre j11 m6 x near cannock it has a price tag of about 9 xx

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Tilly had a bath this morning at 7 .30 and has been on the go all day, shes been more stretched out n like a diff tort, think she settling in n feeling her feet x

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

Just looked on line n argos have it x

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

Thanks Jessy. So Glad Tilly is settling in :)




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