veterinarian

  1. Xyelem

    Pepper update

    Hi y’all, so this is a largely unnecessary post, but you gave me a lot of really great advice so I wanted to provide an update on my 12 year old Russian tortoise, Pepper. As I’ve shared in a previous post, Pepper was the victim of improper husbandry due to lack of research on modern best...
  2. A

    Hey guys I need help...my little guy is very sick

    My little guy is very sick Hey guys, so my little sulcata Tortoise is very sick. We took him to the vet and they told me that for being at least 4 months old he's very little and he has a soft shell. They wanted to intern him but we can't afford it cause we don't have that type of money. We...
  3. D

    Mr. T’s Hurt Leg

    We have, some type of, California Desert Tortoise that has recently been injured. For some time, not sure how long, he was stuck with a lead/rope around his front arm that was left on a chair in the yard after a dog bath. Somehow the tortoise had managed to get it so tightly wrapped around his...
  4. Emullennn

    Red foot vet visit worms/parasites medication help

    Hello! New user, hoping to get some opinions from our vet visit. Background - I've had my red footed tortoise for 5 years, he was adopted generally healthy but skinny from a qualified rescue when I was in college, and have since maintained his environment with a UVB light, ceramic heat lamp...
  5. I

    Tortoise beak trimming

    I took my tortoise to a vet to get his beak trimmed they called me about 3 hours later telling me to come pick him up as they were unable to trim his beak because he kept popping his head back in his shell. When I brought him home I noticed what looks like blood around the back of his head and...
  6. alyssa_rosa

    Russian Tort Abscess Surgery Southern CA

    Hello everyone! My tortoise had a nasty abscess on her throat. I went to take her in and the vet has removed it yesterday. The overall cost for everything (sedation, pain meds (3 were given to me), ward care, the removal of the abscess, everything absolutely necessary) was $355. It was pricey...
  7. omhoge

    How to find a good Vet for your Turtle.

    Our current Vet for our tortoise is fantastic. But it took effort to find her. Even though we live in a big city and were members of the Tortoise Society, we still went through five vets over the years to find this one. We finally found her through on-line searching and reviews and referrals...
Top