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    Anyone have Vic Morgan’s contact info

    I have an email for him - shoot me a PM and I will shoot over.
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    Exactly what mine looked like on both front limbs. A lot of sloughing took place for the 2 to 3 weeks after the whitish skin was visible.
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    Ours was open for a little while, and eventually grew over with a scab. I was using a dental "pick" to try and keep the nasal passage open, and using one of those baby nasal aspirators to suck any of the bad stuff out. It eventually grew all the may over and the scab fell off. We sterilized that...
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    We just used plain filtered water for the soaks. We found that sweet potato was what got him eating again - cooked it, cooled it and then put it in, and he went for it pretty quickly.
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    It happened back in January on the 3rd. My wife is a Vet, but she insisted we take him to a Vet that she knows that specializes in wildlife/exotics, and he said the soaks are essential, especially with taking medication/antibiotics to ensure he is hydrated - don't want to create kidney or liver...
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    We try to do a 30 minute soak before each treatment, then put him directly into his hide when we placed him back in his temp. enclosure to try and reduce the stress. Here are some photos/Xrays.
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    I am building a "table" for my recovering tortoise, and he'll be in there for the foreseeable future. Depending on how he does there will determine if he ever makes it back outside long term. He seems top be doing better, but still not 100% sure he is going to make it, but doing everything we...
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    Tortoise attacked by rat (?)

    Just went through the same thing - it took just over a month before mine started eating again. We back up to a cemetery, so have rats and racoons - rat burrowed under boards that I sank 4 inches - have traps out now to keep others away from my outside enclosure, and am building a table to put...
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    Turtle vs. Tortoise

    Saw this making the rounds and it gave me a little chuckle:
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    Cute dog pics!

    It's his raw hide that he likes to carry around.
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    Cute dog pics!

    My Frenchie Dan:
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    Female or male...

    Thanks, I'm obsessed and want more, but need to figure out more space. Adding a misting system to his current enclosure so I can put it on a timer for a daily rain for him.
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    Female or male...

    Here is mine that is a little over 3 years old. I got him from Vic, and Vic was convinced he was a male based on incubation temps.
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    Urgent - Manouria Freeze Warning - Advice

    I have a night box with an 80 watt radiant heat panel (you can get them from reptilebasics.com - https://www.reptilebasics.com/rbi-radiant-heat-panels) and run it off a thermostat set at 70 - when it's cold like this I lock them in for the night and let them out during the day if the sun is out...
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