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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Hello tortoise lovers! Strongie has recovered and had her feeding tube removed this Monday! Here is the last photo she and her tube: And here is the photo she and her favorite duck toy: Her wound was sealed by medical glue. The vet said we can soak her after 4-6 weeks once her wound is fully...
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    Redfoot weird white mucous stool

    Hello Maro, Thank you for the link- I'm not sure if the white stool is urate because it doesn't feel like creamy, it feels like boiled egg white somehow whippy and covered by clear mucous. I'm guessing it might be intestinal mucosa?
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    Redfoot weird white mucous stool

    Hello tortoise lovers! I just found my 2 yr old redfoot pooped weird white-yellow mucous thingy on his substrate. Here is the photo of it- He refuse to eat for a month, so I syringe feed him every day of 0.5ml critical care. I also soak him every day to keep him hydrated. I use CHE and MVB...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Hello Tortoise Lovers 🖖🏻 Seems like Thursdays are our lucky day- Strongie poooooooooooopped!!! 😆😆😆😆😆 Since she still has stomach tube implanted, I cannot soak her as usual, this morning I just flush her cloaca by warm water for about 5 minutes and then let her roamed around. And then this...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    4/9 update: Strongie can roam around! 😆 This morning she ate 3 thumbnail sized pieces of cucumber and a palm sized turnip green leaf. When I checked on her just now, she was climbing water dish and then sitting on substrate plate (for fun?) She is more active than Thursday. Still no poop...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Hello tortoise lovers! Here's a quick update about our bravest tortie Strongie: she's awake today!!!!!! Her eyes are opened, and taking her first bite of romaine lettuce 😭😭😭my husband sent me a video she was chewing the leaf and I'm literally crying 😭😭😭 I suppose this is a good sign she is...
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    2yr old Redfoot not eating for more than 10 days Please help!

    Respiratory infection and gastroenteritis. She's under antibiotic treatment 😔
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    2yr old Redfoot not eating for more than 10 days Please help!

    Hello Tom- they were in a same chamber but separated rooms: the right section is for RF, he won't meet leopard tortoises.
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    2yr old Redfoot not eating for more than 10 days Please help!

    Thank you Jamie for your reply! I'll try strawberry this weekend. Today I gave him purple cabbage, mango and sweet yellow pepper. My husband told me the tort did not take a bite so far. What I am really concerned about is he stopped eating in his old enclosure already for a week. I'll...
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    2yr old Redfoot not eating for more than 10 days Please help!

    Hello tortoise lovers. Here is another thread about my redfoot tortoise: he has been not eating anything for more than 10 days, meanwhile, no poop at all. Here are some photos of his enclosure down below: We built this new enclosure on April 2 because his old enclosure might be contaminate by...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Right, we have 2 leopard tortoises and 1 redfoot. Those 2 LPs were keeping together for past two years, and they were doing completely fine. The RF was bought from a reptile show last August 2021, however we don't know the original source of those reptiles. We have learned a lot from this...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Thank you 🙏🏻Strongie was the strongest one among the herd. That's why I'm so shocked to see her sudden sick. We just needled her the first dose of antibiotic and gave her critical care solution. She was so mad and pulled her limbs back so hard. Hope those meds work for her. I'm totally...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Here is a photo what she looks like- with a sleepy but grumpy face
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Hello tortoise lovers, here is a quick update about our brave tortoie Strongie. We just picked her up from the clinic, she has placed a stomach tube, not completely wake up from sedation but she retracts front limbs if I gently poke her nails. Based on the blood test, her volume of white blood...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    She took her last bite 3-23, and then she refused any food we have offered, closed eyes all day, and barely move. Based on her X-ray photo, she has severe intestinal gas built up, possibly with some weed barrier she chewed. My biggest concern is that how can we release the gas for her, enema...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Thank you so much for your reply! Today we were trying to feed her oral medicine but did not work out. We have decided to take her back to the vet and let her receive stomach tube implant. After the stomach tube will be placed, do we need to feed her some mineral oil and water first to soften...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Thank you for your follow up- so far there is no obvious improvement. She is still not eating, opening her eyes, or moving. We were trying to use stomach tube for a force feeding, but she retracted into her shell so quick- not even a single chance to catch her limbs or head. The only silver...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Thank you so much for your input! I'll definitely try to add some activated charcoal powder to her bathe water. Additional question- can I combine simethicone with activated charcoal for stronger effect? I understand it works great for human, but not sure if reptile could handle this.
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    We also encounter with a dilemma: let the tortoise rest without any interruption; or give her daily soak and possible outside "exercise" such as vibration on her belly shell, or moderate shake to help her release gas. As the vet mentioned, we should not interrupt the tortie at all, we cannot...
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    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    She took her last bite on 3-23, five days from now. She ate 50% of normal appetite on 3-21, and 20% on 3-23. She was the one crazy about food, and that's why I realized there must be something wrong.
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