I feel like I’m going around in circles with Philip, and not getting anywhere with his health....... people tell me they take a long time to pick up, so I may be being impatient.
So we have had Philip since June, he has never Wright bared in his bag legs so swims/drags along. He was a rescue...
So, after a shocking start and some very worrying blood test results, we have had the results of Philips follow up blood tests.
No need to go back to the vets until we consider hibernation.... although this may not be an option for him.
Still zero weight bearing on his back...
Hi, Philip is starting to look better, or at least he is showing more personality !
I’ve been reading about the right substrate for a Greek, but we have a different set up .
Originally I bought a sand mix from the reptile centre... as recommended, but my instinct was not good for this.
I’m seriously considering making a wheelchair for Philip as his back legs drag. Vet says they will never weight bare.
I’ve see. Lots of videos of Lego wheelchairs and that’s exactly what hewn needs..... but.....
What do they use to stick them on with??
I'm taking our new tortoise Philip to the vets tomorrow to be shown how to inject him.
Does anyone have any experience of doing this ? is it easy enough, have you had any success in re-hydrating your tortoise this way ?
Philips Mum Mary
I haven't posted before ,but I've been reading up for a few weeks now.
I took on a rescue tortoise about 3 weeks ago now, and was assured he was in tip top condition.
Philip is a Greek Spur thighed tortoise - about 20 yers old apparently.
to start with he didnt move, and we assumed he...