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wizzasmum

Member Since 07 May 2015
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In Topic: Female Hermanni For Rehoming

Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Yes, it went locally to an excellent home ;)

In Topic: Constipated?

17 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

I know several vets with torts. I’d not take mine there though Not many vets have actually seen or studied wild tortoises, so just go by what they learned in vet school, which unless they decided to specialise is not a lot where torts are concerned. Maybe we can help you find a decent one

In Topic: Constipated?

17 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

There’s not a problem with a little food at the rear of the gut in hibernation. Mine often poop just after emerging. It’s the other end of the gut before digestion that’s the problem. Taylor and Marshall don’t have a specialist Chelonian vet. They used to have one that had a keen interest, but that’s about it. I think they’ve been a bit previous with your little one which would likely have been fine, as not dehydrated and very unlikely to be constipated. Time taken to pass poop is not really a sign of constipation. Hope they didn’t charge to much.

In Topic: Constipated?

16 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

It sounds as though he’s hydrated. Whereabouts in the gut was the food? Who is your vet please?

In Topic: Constipated?

16 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

Are you sure he’s not passed anything? They do eat each other’s poop in winddown. Hopefully your vet x-rayed first to be sure he was constipated and not empty. Think about how it takes weeks to empty! This is how long it’s going to take to get him to fill up again and they can’t poop until that process is complete, so weeks from when you aborted hibernation. Do NOT give more medication, this can be harmful to an empty gut. When feeding, add a little bit of opuntia or aloe to his diet, but really I’m thinking there’s probably not a problem. Do you keep and hibernate in a humid substrate? This is very important to avoid dehydration.