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Russian tortoise injury.

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  1. Steven B. Jobs

    Steven B. Jobs New Member

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    I have a Russian tortoise and while cleaning out her pin I noticed she was bleeding. I checked her and one of the toes nails/toes is hanging on by a thread. obviously a vet is need I’ll take her tomorrow. I put neosporin on it but left it. Any advice is needed
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    You do what you feel comfortable with, but I wouldn't take a tortoise for a nail. Just clip it off, dab a little styptic powder on it to stop the bleeding and add antibiotic ointment daily until healed.
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    Okay thank you. One last question and I’m sure it’s answered in the forum somewhere but diluted citric acid as pest control is that okay?
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