5 Year Member
- Aug 19, 2013
I have been reading some posts about vets who give antibiotics to sulcatas and the tortoise dies soon after. This happened to me almost a year ago. Our tortoise, Mobilehome, had a mucous build up. She was still responsive just had a lot of mucous. We had to go to a new vet because our old specialist left her old location. The vet had impressive credentials working with tortoises so we felt safe. She injected our tortoise with antibiotics and when we took her home she wasn't moving. We called the vet and she said it is normal, she should be better in the morning. Next day, still no movement. Took Mobilehome to a different vet in the same facility and he told us that though there is still a faint heartbeat, our tortoise has passed. He did not blame his colleague however. He said it was likely kidney failure due to a parasite. It has been hard to get over because I think the first vet messed up and gave the wrong antibiotic. Has anyone else had a similar experience??