respiratory infection

  1. ManAlive85

    RI or sinus problems?

    I’ve kept a growing collection of Indian Stars for the last three years. The oldest is a male I’ve had since he was a 30g hatchling, he now weighs over 800g. He eats everything in sight and is very active. I follow the advice prescribed on this forum quite closely in terms of habitat and...
  2. C

    Runny Nose, Possible RI, to vet or not to vet?

    Hey all! Skrink's mom, back at it again with the worrying. Skrink is about 8 months old now. Since we got him in January he has grown by about one inch in length and 127 grams in weight. He has daily soaks, good food, good temps. For the last 2-3 weeks I have noticed he has a wet nose. Not...
  3. S

    Possible Respiratory Infection?

    Hi everyone. My Eastern Hermann's tortoise Merwin has developed a popping sound when breathing. I have since raised his enclosure temps which has reduced the noise, and made it sound looser and less obvious. No sign of mucus coming from his nose, he is still active and eating. Could this be a...
  4. K

    Can Sulcata tortoise respitory infection with no nasal discharge?

    I have a rescue sulcata I don't know the age because they have changed hands but at the very least over a decade as that's how long the owner I get them from had them We got them in October of 2021 I have attached a picture of them I know their shell is very deformed that's how I got them...
  5. I

    **URGENT** Sleeps all the time, poor appetite

    its currently summer here with average temperatures over 30 C (80% humidity) and my tort used to eat properly in winter and somehow, since it transitioned from winter to summer, my indian star tort has been sleeping most of the time and very little physical activity and eats food very rarely...
  6. K

    Has been on antibiotics for 6 days and hasn't pooped in the past 3 day.

    Hey Everyone, Just wondering if anyone had some insight on how RI and antibiotics affect a Greek Tortoise. My little one is about 4 (we think) and has a RI. I took her to the vet and got her checked up and got 10 days of antibiotics. I have been soaking her every morning and feeding her as...
  7. stina92

    Any vets recommendation for "Red foot tortoise" in Atlanta GA?

    Hi guys! My hatchling red foot tortoise is pretty sick=( I'm sure he has a respiratory infection. He had the same symptom about 2 weeks ago, and I needed to wait until to see a doctor. So I gave him a tiny bit of "Doxycycline" in his water, and he drank some, and he was recovering. I still took...
  8. Krista S

    Respiratory Infection Help

    Hello friends. I have a 2 year old Eastern Hermann’s tortoise who is close to full grown. He weighs around 660 grams and is round 6 1/2 inches long. I noticed this morning he was making a sound that sounded like a little bird chirping. From what I’ve read on the forum, I assume this is the...
  9. C

    Are clear gelatin capsules ok for sulcata?

    Hi, Razie has been prescribed Marbofloxacin 6.5ml every other day. Its dose 3 and he is now suspicious of the fruit I bring him and he will not eat it if he smells the medicine. I have tried poking holes in fruit with a straw to put the medicine in. I was wondering if I could put the medicine...
  10. H

    Is my tortoise sick?

    My tortoise keeps on making these weird grunting/whistling noises that I can only describe as a super short exhale. He is eating and pooping normally, is active, doesn't have nasal discharge nor is his nose blocked (from what I can see from 10cm away from his face). He only seems to make this...
  11. milesm916

    Possible respiratory infection in redfoot tort?

    So I got a redfoot recently and he was pretty much fine up until about 2 days ago, when he stopped eating, and started sticking his neck out much further than usual to breathe/was breathing heavier than usual (a combination wheezing/clicking noise?) He's been up and moving and drinking lots of...
  12. J

    Yearling suddenly died.

    We have had our Sulcata just over a year. It initially had RI shortly after we acquired him. We treated him with antibiotics and I believe they gave him a shot...calcium? I'm not sure. Well, he stayed sick on and off for months. His skin peeled it was scary. I syringe fed him for a while...
  13. L

    Please help! Possible R.I.

    Hi! I'm new here and this is my first post. I've had a south african leopard tortoise for almost 15 years and this is the first time she might be sick. She recently came out of hibernation/brumation in mid/late March (kept indoors, I haven't always lived with her but from what I remember she...
  14. P

    Tortoise rubbing eyes

    Hey guys I've got a inidan star tortoise hatchling 6 days ago , he is currently showing signs of respiratory infection so I'm currently treating him by soaking him in low conc veterinary tetracycline hydrochloride Ive also got a uvb bulb , I have noticed he seems to rub his eyes a lot , his...
  15. N

    Does my tortoise have a respiratory infection?

    Hello everyone, my tortoise makes squeaking noises out of his nose and he isnt really eating much. Whats happening? Should i be scared?
  16. M

    Texas Blizzard and 135lb Sulcata with both eyes swollen red and snot!

    Hi All, We have 3 large Sulcatas, here in Central Texas. All were in excellent health until this Texas Blizzard hit. Our power was our for 3 days and we had to move the torts inside our house (stinky)! Even inside our home the temp got down to 42°F for about a day. Prior to the power going...
  17. TortoiseGirl (Ava)

    My baby Hermann tortoise is inactive! Might be a respiratory infection, please help! (Vet isn't an option)

    Hi! I got Petra a few months ago, near the end of summer. She was an active tort and she loved to eat. After I got her another newborn friend ( same species ) Levi, she started being a bit inactive. Then suddenly she stopped coming out, she ate though. I realize now, the temperature was too...
  18. V

    Rehoming my Hermanns?

    Hello, I am new here so sorry if I am posting in the wrong place. I have had my hermanns tortoise for about 12 years, since he was 7 years old. I didn’t keep him very well for a long time, partly due to where I was living but also my mental health has always been poor and I have struggled to...
  19. Shortyalex16

    2 year old sulcata making whistling noise from nose

    Hello everyone, First of all, In a few days it will be Sheldon's estimated birthday. I would like to thank everyone who helped me when we found Sheldon in our garden two years ago as a hatchling. I remember not knowing a single thing about tortoises and thinking Sheldon was a desert tortoise...
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    Poor Poe has had a little respiratory infection, this is what he thinks of his medication. Anyone else ever experienced having to give a tiny 2oz tort an injection?