Chelseyrgreen

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I have a seven year old Sulcata who’s never had any health issues. He lives in an outdoor enclosure during the summers. Eats weeds and grass and has a deep burrow he sleeps in. It’s been storming here and I brought him in on the porch to ride out the storm.

While he was on the porch he ate the spray foam around the door frame.

That was approximately 2 days ago (I didn’t notice the chewed foam till today when I noticed he was acting weird and went to investigate)

He is crying out, lethargic, and has some weezing.

I brought him inside in a controlled area for monitoring. I’ve fed him pumpkin, cactus pads, wet leafy greens and a tiny bit of Medical grade mineral oil to try to get things moving.

I’ve been soaking him in warm water every few hours for 45 minutes at a time. (I did get him to pass two grass poops the first soak. And 5 grass poops the last time) however he is still crying out but is moving better.

I have an appointment with the closest exotic vet (3 hours away) that would treat him on Tuesday (4 days from now)

Is there anything els I can do?
 

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Tom

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You are doing everything that I know to do. I hope it passes.
 

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Good luck, we had this before on this forum and it passed. Wishing the best for your tort.
 

Chelseyrgreen

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I have a seven year old Sulcata who’s never had any health issues. He lives in an outdoor enclosure during the summers. Eats weeds and grass and has a deep burrow he sleeps in. It’s been storming here and I brought him in on the porch to ride out the storm.

While he was on the porch he ate the spray foam around the door frame.

That was approximately 2 days ago (I didn’t notice the chewed foam till today when I noticed he was acting weird and went to investigate)

He is crying out, lethargic, and has some weezing.

I brought him inside in a controlled area for monitoring. I’ve fed him pumpkin, cactus pads, wet leafy greens and a tiny bit of Medical grade mineral oil to try to get things moving.

I’ve been soaking him in warm water every few hours for 45 minutes at a time. (I did get him to pass two grass poops the first soak. And 5 grass poops the last time) however he is still crying out but is moving better.

I have an appointment with the closest exotic vet (3 hours away) that would treat him on Tuesday (4 days from now)

Is there anything els I can do?
 

Chelseyrgreen

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He pooped out a significant amount of foam this AM. And is acting close to normal.

Will continue what I’m doing and verify at the vet on Tuesday that we’re clear
 

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He pooped out a significant amount of foam this AM. And is acting close to normal.

Will continue what I’m doing and verify at the vet on Tuesday that we’re clear
Good news , keep us posted.
 

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Those darned Sulcata! It doesn't have to even look like food for them to eat it!
 
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