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Respitory Infection

28 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

Unfortunately my tortoise has developed a Respitory infection, he had been sleeping a lot more and wasn't nearly as active as normal so I decided to take him to the vet. He has still been eating and pooing regularly but just not active. He's currently on antibiotics since Monday, the vet administered the first dose which was fine. Yesterday my sister(who is a vet nurse) tried but couldn't get his mouth open and neither could I. Didn't want to stres him so left it and tried it on a bit carrot which he gets maybe once a month and loves but he wouldn't eat it. Think he knew there was something on it. I managed to trick him into eating a drug free bit carrot and slipped the bit with antibiotics on it and he ate it. Now today I'm really struggling he isn't really eating at all and I can't for the life of me get his mouth open. I don't want to keep taking him to the vet every day to get them to do it as he'd be away from his light and I don't think it he would like the change every day. So I need some help how to get this into his mouth or what else I could use to get him to eat it?

He's coming up for 4 and is 121 grams on last weighing on monday. He has been sneezing slightly of late, but no bubbles in his nose or gasping for breath.

I really need some help if anyone has advice!


Possible Sneeze

16 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

Martin was climbing up on my partner and she noticed a puff of air from him on her neck. Wasn't a noise as such just a puff. His nose looks fine. He has been a bit quiet over the last couple days and maybe not eating as much but thought it might be due to the recent heat wave.

Should I get him to a vet?

White Wee

02 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Just noticed Martin doing a really white wee instead of the normal clear. He was just out the bath and out back in his table when he done it. Never due anything in the bath. Usually poos but noticed he hasn't been eating as much as normal. Had him at the vet on Sunday just to register and get a once over. She seemed really happy with everything.

Just wondering if anyone has had the same problems? He's also sleeping a little bit more often now as well. Thought this might be due to the temperature drop of late (I live in Scotland).

Basking Lamp Has Stopped Working! Help!

21 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

My basking lamp has stopped working, and it's going to be tomorrow before I can get one now, will he be okay for a couple hours in the morning without it? Is there anything else I can use?!

Thanks guys!

New Table!

17 June 2013 - 07:53 PM

So, my sisters fiancé has just finished making this little beauty for Martin. Still needs varnished to protect the wood.

Couple of questions, what height does the heat bulb ned to be from the bottom of the table?

And, can I use the uv bulb on the side or am I best getting a 2 in 1?

If I did have to get the 2 in 1 bulb, can I use the thermostat or would I need a different one?


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