5 Year Member
- Apr 21, 2016
My baby sulcata has been sick for a little while. She's been slower, stopped eating and sleeps all day. I've taken her to the vet about 3 times in the last month. The vet told me that it could be bullying from my other sulcata since he is doing fine and growing at a normal rate. So we separated them and put her on antibiotics. I was soaking her every day in a pedialyte and water mixture so that she would drink and get some electrolytes. She seemed to get a little better. The second visit, the vet took her off the antibiotics because she never showed any respiratory problems. The vet then force fed her some food and an appetite stimulate. I continued with the soaks in pedialyte and water and she seemed to be doing well. I also made them an outdoor enclosure where they could run around eating wheat grass and mustard greens when they wanted. The sun seemed to stimulate her and make her better. I went to a follow up visit and told the vet she seemed to be getting better and he seemed hopeful. He gave her another shot of fluids and the second set of food and appetite stimulants. Since the last visit she has been slow again and her shell seems to be getting thinner. I was hoping that it was just her being stressed from going to the vet again, but it doesn't look like she is getting any better since the last vet visit. Is there anything else I can do? I would be very thankful for any advice. Her plastron seems to be getting thinner now and I've only seen her eat a little...:-( Attached are pictures of her.