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Flora

Member Since 27 Aug 2017
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2017 02:59 PM
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Keeping Tortoises With A Weakened Immune System

02 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

Hi all,

For as long as I can remember I've always wanted a tortoise. Having spent the last 6 months or so extensively researching tortoises and their requirements I am as keen as ever. However I have an auto immune condition called lupus and I'm obviously aware most people advise against keeping tortoises due to the salmonella aspect regarding these reptiles. My question is to whether anyone who is in a similar position and keeping a tortoise or whether I should just accept that this isn't a good idea. Any advice or guidance would be very much appreciated. Thanks