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Mark

Member Since 04 Apr 2014
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In Topic: Sick Leopard

25 November 2015 - 02:55 PM

They do take some looking after! It not just the space they need throughout the year. Its the general care to. They are not cheap or easy in any way that's for sure.

Shame pet shops still sell them for next to nothing and fill people with the illusion they are easy to keep! I think that's why you see so many come up for sale privately now. They need a large grass area through the summer months with again heated housing and winter accommodation that will nearly fill a garage. Very costly and time consuming. But worth it!! (Wont mention vets fees though!!)


In Topic: Sick Leopard

24 November 2015 - 12:12 PM

Fred and Lola having a wonder around in the summer.

In Topic: Sick Leopard

24 November 2015 - 12:08 PM

Hi, he's doing really well now, Thankyou for asking. Not 100% yet but defiantly getting back to himself. He opened his eye for the first time since the start of last week on Sunday so taking all his signs as encouraging (only has one eye bless him)
He's started eating and drinking small amounts again and the mucas has now gone so heading in the right direction. Precautionary treatment of Lola starts Wednesday so fingers crossed they can be back with each other within a few weeks. Not rushing as want him 100% for a while minimising any risk of passing anything on before letting them socialise.
Once again Thankyou for all your advise, very much appreciated. I've tried putting some pics of him up but the images are to big a file.

In Topic: Sick Leopard

19 November 2015 - 07:46 PM

So do we! Yes he did suggest treatment on a precautionary level with Lola. But said he would like to get Fred fully fit first. To be honest as I said we have kept tortoises in all now for nearly 20 years and never needed to consult a vet so we don't know what does and doesn't work medically if you follow. The horsfield is our eldest and totally agree they need to be separate. And yes totally agree again they are a burrowing species, but our one must be odd, she rarely burrows through the summer and even though me make sure her substrate in the table is at least 8" deep through the winter months again she never burrows. Never has. At most in the summer she will dig down in her pen maybe 3 or 4" and then just fall to sleep with her legs and head spread out for everyone to see ! We are not breeders just very passionate about our torts. Thanks for all the help again and we will keep you posted on the progress.

In Topic: Sick Leopard

19 November 2015 - 04:06 PM

Just to keep you posted. Fred had his X-Ray and swobs taken today. His organs are all very healthy, bones look great and the swob showed up an upper level respiratory tract parasite infection exactly as you thought.
He's been put on a new five day course of injection antibiotics called tylan 200.
Apparently it's a high strength course that's fast acting so fingers crossed.
The vet said exactly what you said and thought it was a dormant infection contracted quite possibly years ago. so keeping our fingers crossed and hope he has a full return to health very soon.
Thankyou again for the advise and assistance. Nice to know there are people that will help out there.
Thankyou.