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#1 clairebear86

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

Hi introducing the newest members of my family, born Aug 2015 Ben and Shelby have settled in well and are much loved 😊Attached File  20151226_192407.jpg   27.14KB   2 downloadsAttached File  20151226_192414.jpg   26.27KB   0 downloadsAttached File  20151228_131023.jpg   27.19KB   0 downloads

#2 mildredsmam

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:05 AM

Hi Claire,

Ben and Shelby are both lovely. :) just some friendly advice it would be a lot better for them if they were left in their enclosure at all times, apart from bath time. :)



#3 clairebear86

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:53 AM

Why?

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:10 AM

Agree absolutely. I've just had one of mine back after a couple of months in its new home. It was suffering a respiratory infection brought on by stress. It cleared up without medication, just nebuliser and confined heat for a week or so. Illness in tortoises (other than imported contagions) are almost always caused by stress or other husbandry problems. Apparently the children were handling them out of the enclosure for their own satisfaction which is always stressful to little o Es and usually shows by gulping, pumping their front legs and s uttling around looking for somewhere to hide. Reptiles don't cope or thrive well when handled this way ;)




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