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One of the most difficult weeks I’ve had...

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by meadownightnovaskies, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Loohan

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    Why would he die in brumation? Dry start by breeder?
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    I have no idea!!! I know he wasn’t healthy to begin with as the breeder told my aunt she didn’t think he’d make it a year after birth... I’m glad I found this forum though! I’ve learned so many interesting things about different tortoises. My boyfriend and I are looking to give a tortoise a new home.
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    Dragon was the best tortoise! I just wish I knew what happened to him.... the funeral my family held for him was beautiful and now he can always be where he loved to be most.
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    Well i'm no expert on the subject. I'm surprised none weighed in here. But in the time i've been on this forum i have read countless stories of people buying a tort which seemed healthy and active for some time, then mysteriously faded out and died.
    This is supposedly due to being kept in overly dry conditions as babies, which stunts their internal organs so that they are doomed.
    Of course when they get sick the owners are very upset, having fallen in love with the animals, and spend $$ on vet bills to no avail.
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    hatchling failure syndrome.
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    Her tort was 5 years old
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    oops.
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    There is Tortoise Rescue in Malibu Ca. Vet and nurse on site. Email her! What if he's hibernating! Over the phone isn't enough. At least a video call so he can be evaluated. Treat him as if he's living, until a professional tells you he's dead. Best wishes
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