Baby tortoise yawning?

John Franzwa

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Hi everyone I saw my baby one eyed redfoot stretch his neck out and open his mouth, he appears to have no blockage in his nostril area he was just given a bath. I don't really have access to a vet and even if I did I wouldn't have the money. Also his one eye was a little watery. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
 

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Check your temperatures, especially at night.

Also, the enclosures tend to dry out a lot more and faster with the onset of winter since the heating equipment is running more often. Check for that too.
 

John Franzwa

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Check your temperatures, especially at night.

Also, the enclosures tend to dry out a lot more and faster with the onset of winter since the heating equipment is running more often. Check for that too.
Thanks a lot it's very appreciated, it gets cold where I live I need to raise the humidity a little I'm working on that and I'm gonna get a heat emiter for night!
 

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Mine used yawn a lot more when they were little. Now just a note of caution with humidity. Before you raise yours, be sure it's warm enough for them, otherwise it maybe a recipe for respiratory problem. I have kept mine at 80 in their hide area and 85-86 in the light and VERY HUMID and -knock on wood- got them through their first year without illnesses. As they get bigger, they toughen up, but I'm still keeping them inside for this winter. I think the next winter maybe when we move them full time outside. It gets a lot easier as they grow. Hang in there
 

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Thanks a lot it's very appreciated, it gets cold where I live I need to raise the humidity a little I'm working on that and I'm gonna get a heat emiter for night!
You don't have night heat now? What is the over night low temp in your house?
 

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Mine used yawn a lot more when they were little. Now just a note of caution with humidity. Before you raise yours, be sure it's warm enough for them, otherwise it maybe a recipe for respiratory problem. I have kept mine at 80 in their hide area and 85-86 in the light and VERY HUMID and -knock on wood- got them through their first year without illnesses. As they get bigger, they toughen up, but I'm still keeping them inside for this winter. I think the next winter maybe when we move them full time outside. It gets a lot easier as they grow. Hang in there
Thanks very much!!
 

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That is way too cold for a Redfoot. Given that info, it is very likely that you are seeing the start of a respiratory infection. Get a CHE set on a thermostat in there ASAP. I would not let him get cold again tonight.
 

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That is way too cold for a Redfoot. Given that info, it is very likely that you are seeing the start of a respiratory infection. Get a CHE set on a thermostat in there ASAP. I would not let him get cold again tonight.
Ok I'm on it!
 
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