Runny nose not moving gooey poop

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Bugbaker13

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My russian desert tortoise is 4 she is usually very active but in the last 2 weeks she has barly been moving not opening her eyes and not eating. She had had gooey white stuff almost like jello comin out of her. She also has had a runny nose and her mouth is tender and has been making sneezing noises and has had wet skin. I have soaked her in warm water and a heat light on her. What do I do? It's only getting worse!
 

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Hi Bugbaker13, and welcome to the Forum!

Your tortoise needs to be taken to a tortoise-knowledgeable vet. It sounds like she is very sick, and needs antibiotics.

In the meantime, put her in a smaller, hospital tank and warm it up to about 85F overall. You can soak her in warm water daily with a light positioned over the tub to keep it warm, but take care not to cook her.

Don't take too long to get her to a vet, because you could lose her.
 

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Hi Bugbaker,

Welcome also.

Please understand that Yvonne's advice about going to the vet is spot on. It does sound like an infection. You can follow her advice with confidence.

Speedy treatment can make a big difference.

Good luck!
 
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