Horsfield.. Strange purple thing coming out whilst urinating.

MunchkinTort

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Hi, My horsfield tortoise has recently been having a strange purpley pink balloon type thing coming out of his behind whilst urinating. I have only seen this twice (as I'm usually not looking whilst hes urinating) but could have possibly happend more.

Im still not 100%sure if hes a boy or girl.. Appox 8 yrs old and have been told on here that hes a girl... Is this worth a visit to the vets? Or is it just normal tortoise parts?
Any help is greatly appreciated.. Thankyou
 

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That strange, purple thing is a matter of opinion. A randy male quite enjoys his strange, purple thing. And now you ARE 100% sure he's a boy.
 

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After re-reading your post, if this IS a girl, it may be girl parts, which isn't as normal as boy parts coming out. It may be a cause for concern. Girl parts don't normally come out. If it truly is a female, then you need to check for parasites or maybe being egg bound.
 

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Thankyou Yvonne - ive had a look at symptoms of an egg bound Horsfield & none seem to apply... He seems very active & healthy (eating & drinking very well)..
Although he has bit his towel after todays bath soak.. I think he may be just a boy but i will definitely keep a check on him.. Thankyou again :)
 

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