Extended penis, won't retract

Raymo2477

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Any advice for a tort that has it's penis stuck out/inflamed.

Vet can't see me until Monday.
 

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Soak him and try to gently push it back in but keep it moist. A prolapse is considered an emergency
 

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Even if you get it back in take it to the vet. If you don't it will just prolapse again. It dosent just happen so you need to find the underlying cause and fix it. It could be kidney stones from chronic dehydration or a worm infestation, anything that's causing it to strain when pooping/pee
 

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If you can't get it back in you can make a sugar paste. Take sugar and add just enough water to make it a paste and put it on there.
 

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Keep him moist and apply sugar paste. You can also use some KY jelly to keep it wet. I found that my tort had twisted his willy and couldn't get it back in, i had to manually twist it and then i set him on a coffee can and let it dangle for a minute while I prepared the sugar paste and he managed to get it most of the way in on his own.

Also, remove his substrate and keep him on moist paper towels for now.
 

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I really have a mixed bag of feelings reading this thread, anyone else ?

Educative : i didn't know that, lots to learn
First Aid Solution : the sugar paste
Funny : the "twisted willy" and "dangling" references
Painful : the "twisted willy" reference, coincidentally
Thankful : I'm not a male tort...

Cheers,
Beep-Beep
 
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