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Help!! I stepped on my tortoise's leg

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by Alex Prolucs, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Alex Prolucs

    Alex Prolucs Member

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    I accidentally stepped over my Greek tortoise front left leg.. at the first minute it pulled it inside its shell then started extending it again. It now walks normally but I want to know is it fully okay?

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    And I have a vid of it walking normally but don’t know how to upload it.
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    It will probably be ok. But this is another good example of why tortoises need their own dedicated enclosure, and not be allowed to wander around in the house on the floor.
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    So no leg injury or etc.? You sure?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    No, of course I'm not sure. I would have to hold the tortoise and palpate the leg and see it in real time before I can be sure.
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    What shall I do to make sure it’s okay?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Take it to the vet.
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    Any other fast option? Sorry for the much questions.
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    NOPE
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    OKAY
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    When did the accident happend ? When your tortoise the day after you stepped her is using the leg normally nothing happens.
    You only can wait. Good luck.
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    Sure hope you weren't allowing it to roam the floors of your house.
    I'm sure it's okay as long as it's walking okay.
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    If he continues to get around like normal and the leg seems ok....The animal isn't in any way acting odd. Chances are you are good.
    What Yvonne is saying is that without a professional looking at his leg, you can't be sure. But it seems like all is well.
    Observe closely for a few days.
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    Only an X-ray can tell you for sure if it is broken. If the tortoise is walking and behaving normally, I don't think you need to worry about it at all. Just keep your tortoise off of the floor and in its enclosure so this doesn't happen again.

    My cause for concern here is your tortoises eyes. They don't look good at all. Is your tortoise eating and basking? Getting UV and the correct foods? It looks like you have a problem there.
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    I agree with Tom, I would visit a Vet for a general check up. And dont let him give any vitamin shots. I recommand visiting section Enclosures for housing tips.
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    Alright. Thanks all!
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    I guess that’s just cause she was sleeping.
    It looks normal when she opens them when she’s awake.
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