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gemmaprince

Member Since 28 Mar 2015
Offline Last Active Apr 11 2015 01:21 PM
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Tortoise Of 8 Years Died A Few Days Ago...

03 April 2015 - 04:35 PM

Hello,

 

My tortoise unfortunately passed away a few days ago and we had him for 8 years so it was a very sad day. The vets are still not completely sure what caused him to pass away but it is likely to have been poor diet which affecting him for longer than we thought and his shell was extremely soft. They said that we could donate him to the vets so they could do more research into Hermann tortoises and the cause of his death but I am unsure whether this is a good idea? It would either be that or cremate him as I don't think me and my family want to bury him. I understand that this is a personal decision for our family but I would like to hear what other people have to say and we have said our goodbyes.

 

Thanks

 

Gemma


Very Worried- Please Help If You Can

29 March 2015 - 09:49 AM

Me and my family have had our tortoise for about 7/8 years now and only recently he seems to have a problem with breathing. He started opening his mouth while he was breathing a few months ago but we thought nothing of it but it has recently gotten worse.  He open his mouth completely when he breathes now and seems in pain. His shell is also quite soft and he hasn't been eating and we are now very worried. We are taking him to the vets as soon as possible I just wanted to know if anyone has any idea what the cause could be and whether it could be potentially life threatening? Me and my family are willing to do whatever we can to make sure he gets better.

 

Thanks 

Gemma


Very Ill Tortoise

29 March 2015 - 09:46 AM

Me and my family have had our tortoise for about 7/8 years now and only recently he seems to have a problem with breathing. He started opening his mouth while he was breathing a few months ago but we thought nothing of it but it has recently gotten worse.  He open his mouth completely when he breathes now and seems in pain. His shell is also quite soft and he hasn't been eating and we are now very worried. We are taking him to the vets as soon as possible I just wanted to know if anyone has any idea what the cause could be and whether it could be potentially life threatening? Me and my family are willing to do whatever we can to make sure he gets better.

 

Thanks

Gemma