I'm sorry you feel that way. I have used the soaks many times over the years, and have proven that the soaks help. I operated a special needs turtle and tortoise rescue until recently and I have seen many chelonia who have not been eating for a period of time make a turn complete around. Just lately I brought 2 box turtles back from my sister's in Calif. She told me that the ornata was a rescue attacked by a dog and hadn't eaten for weeks. So I brought her in, started soaking her, and a week later, in my home in the PNW, she started eating. It's a simple thing that helps rehab the animal. I have seen it work time and again. You haven't a clue whether it works or not, and it would be a damn shame if some newbies hatchling dies because you say the carrot soaks don't work. Do they work every time? No, but what are ya gonna lose by trying???using ammonia pretty strong will be okay to sanitize with also. other then maybe some boost of energy and some food soaking the in the carrot will not help this condition just being honest.
Thank you all for the help, god willingly he will get better
Oh crap, you didn't step on any toes, we can all give advice if we want, As an example mastershake has disagreed with me on the carrot soaks, politely and respectfully. The soaks are not to improve those yellow spots, that sounds bacterial, the soaks are good supportive care. Example, yellow spots, but not eating, soak. And pedialyte used in a soak is also good supportive care.Ah must of miss that - sorry.
Only suggested it because I seen that tort has closed eyes and figured it might help with hydration a little bit and at least some nutrients.
Didn’t mean to step on any toes ❤
Get rid of all the plastic and use aspen sub. You are keeping them too moist.
not necc unidentified but more testing is being done to make sure each case is the same thingWe do not recommend aspen as a suitable substrate for tortoises because it is so drying and will not hold water.
Baby tortoises need high humidity to aid in hydration and prevent pyramiding.
Humidity has nothing to do with these yellow lesions. They are bacterial and caused by, at this time, an unidentified pathogen.
Here is a copy of our care sheet for sullies. Read it to learn how most members raise babies. If you'd like to discuss it, please start a new thread. We'd be happy to talk about it.
I chose the title of this care sheet very carefully. Are there other ways to raise babies? Yes. Yes there are, but those ways are not as good. What follows is the BEST way, according to 30 years of research and experimentation with hundreds of babies of many species. Babies hatch during the...tortoiseforum.org