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2018 Tort First Aid Kit...

Discussion in 'Advanced Tortoise Topics' started by south12_9, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Mizcreant

    Mizcreant Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Use of Narcan on torts is rather frowned upon here. lol :p
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    This is why I made this... I really don't see anything in the old ones.. like tea tree oil did anyone know it's a grate natural antiseptic... I don't wanna use something that will be harmful.... New things come out all the time & veteran seasoned tort keepers have tried everything... I just kinda want to know what works best & what NOT to USE...
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    Finally got the box for my Tortoise First Aid Kit. It's a red plastic toolbox and I had the decals made (Etsy). 20180817_150911.jpeg
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    Mizcreant Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice! Great artistic idea.
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    I'm going to put one together for my new redfoot.

    Thanks,

    Jamie
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    Do they make some kind of gyroscope I can fix to my Redfoots back so the dummy can't flip himself anymore?
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    That would be Sweet... Lol
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    I made my own version of a tortoise fak for Darwin:

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    Small toolkit from home depot

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    Meds and glue and tape

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    Cotton balls and a huge syringe

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    Tiny led lamp

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    Soap, betadine, vinegar, and coconut oil melted into a bit of olive oil

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    Small tub for keeping the patient in one place

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    Antibacterial wipes for me after cleanup

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    Babyfood of appropriate composition

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    Nitrile gloves

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    Towels and swabs

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    Tweezers, Clippers, and a multi-tool




    Better to have it and not need it ....

    Jamie
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Daily rinse contact lens solution for sensitive eyes. Clear the eyes and upper respiratory track. I've used this more than everything else combined.

    If you're going to worm or medicate get some gavage tubes, and a tortoise mouth opener (size appropriate), latex or nitril gloves are handy too. Gavage tubes are also handy for assisted (forced) feeding.
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    Can you tell me more about the contract lens rinse?

    For eyes and respiratory tract, or were those separate.

    Thanks,

    Jamie
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Not separate Can be used for both..
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