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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

You can get your tort tested for worms for £6.50: http://www.wormcount.com/. Your tortoise is most likely to have worms if it is bought from a pet shop and therefore wild imported, than if bought from a reputable British breeder. The customer service is wonderful, I highly recommend them. You should never put aggressive worming products into a tortoise unless you know it definitely has a lot of worms. This cuts out the need for paying a vet a lot more for a test. They test for Oxyurids, Ascarids and Protozoans.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

ive read a lot of people are using this at the min they seem really good :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

Thanks Chris. Excellent link. :thumbup:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Great link, Chris. :) Thanks for sharing. ;)
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

I used this site to check Hazel for worms. Brilliant service. They sent the results via email to me within 2 days of me actually posting the package off!! :thumbup:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Got Norman's worm test results back today after his hibernation..... he's got the all clear too. :thumbup:

 

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

They really do offer exceptional  service don't they? Our  Rufus got the all clear some months ago.  :)



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

.... and really quick too. Hazels was back the next day! :blink2: I posted Norman's on Saturday and I had his results yesterday. :)



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Hi all,

 

Thank you for this post, It has been a great help.  :D

After having my little Pebble for a month i ordered my kit,  then after Pebble doing stealth poos for a couple of days by burying it in his top soil,  i managed to get the samples in the post.

I got the results the next day!!! :P

They advised no treatment and to have it retaken in 3 months as they was a tiny count of 20epg-Oxyurids, 20epg-tachygonetria, 20epg-ascarids, 0-tapeworms, 0-Protozoans. So i will make sure to repeat my worm count in feb.

I have to say their service has been fantastic and i will be using them in future to keep Pebble healthy.

Thank you  :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:51 PM

I don't want to put a downer on any particular service, but earlier this year a lady who bought a couple of torts from me had their poop tested and said it came back positive. This was a bit odd as they had never been outside. I decided to send a sample of one of my own that had not been wormed for over twelve months - it came back negative. I tested her myself and yes, had to worm her. Not sure if samples had got muddled or if a different type of test was used, but it left me a bit puzzled :/



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Hi all,

 

im going to buy this kit on Friday and just wanted to ask a few questions:

 

Im out all day at work and she tends to do her toilet habits during the day so by the time i get home it has been there a couple of hours - is this still ok to use as a sample? Or does it need to be fresh?

 

Also her poo does tend to get the substrate soil in it as well because she poo's straight onto it - is this going to be a problem when they test it?

 

Thank you!

Nic



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:22 PM

The soil is no problem and if a flotation sample, then it doesn't matter if it's been hanging around for a day. You can usually get a good fresh poo sample by soaking for a while in warm water.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:23 AM

Hi Sue,

 

Great thank you! I have ordered the worming kit today so hopefully it will  be here by the weekend and I can get a fresh one while shes in the bath!

 

Thanks again,

nic



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

Queenie's worm count came back completely clear today! Very happy!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

I'd be a bit worried about a completely clear result - they all carry some parasites, so there should be a low, medium or high result ;)






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