- Dec 7, 2014
I have 2 new 6 month old leopard tortoises. They are both 2.5 inches long. One of them has been acting strange. I've only had them about a month though. He is sleeping all the time and not very active. I tried raising the temperature at night from 74 to 84. He is more active now and eats more now but its still much less than the healthy one. A few days ago i noticed some clear discharge from his nose. After that I started noticing a bubble or two coming from his nose every now and then. Besides raising the night temperature i am also soaking them twice a day in warm water. i heard that could help. Like i said he is more active, but i still see the bubbles and I'm getting worried. If i hold him he just kinda lays his head out in my hand. He also brings his head into his shell allot and rubs it with his arms. Is this a respiratory infection and if so do i need to take him to a vet and get him antibiotics. Is there anything i can do now at home to get rid of it and is there any good vets near Shreveport Louisiana. The only one on the vet list i have been to before and she did not seem at all knowledgeable.