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Sad, malnourished CDT what should I do? (my GF's Cousin)

Discussion in 'Debatable Topics' started by Totally_Tortoise, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Totally_Tortoise

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    She said the poor guy needs injections 3 times a week for this month, and after this month shell let me take him for a while. i hope the while becomes forever.
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    I think she just has the tort to say she has one.
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    I saw the torts enclosure its a 2 1/2 by 2 1/2. Its a female thats 7 years old, for seven years it seems to small its the size of her hand
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    If it's that small, it's still too small to know the sex. They have to be about 7 or 8 inches front to back before you can know for sure. And, yes, it's way too small for it's age.
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    She said the vet said its a female, if i had to guess i would say the carapace is probably 6 inches in length maybe a bit less.
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    Most young tortoises look female. They don't start taking the male characteristics until they start going through sexual maturity.
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    Alright no offense, but this has moved from bad owner to animal abuse. If you armed this person with what it needs to SURVIVE, and they made the decision not to do it while they have the means, that is abuse flat out. I won't bust your jewels over the legality of owning it, you can get a license at your pace. Either get it from her and save it's life yourself or turn it over to someone who will. If you can't get it, report them and have it taken by force. If it dies, you will be just as responsible for not taking action...and you don't want that on your conscience.
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