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Sick desert tort

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by 65redroses, Jul 11, 2019 at 12:49 PM.

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  1. 65redroses

    65redroses Member 5 Year Member

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    My tort is sick, wont eat, very lethargic, makes a squeaky sound when I picked him up. What can I do?
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    Could be a respiratory infection. How big/old is the tortoise?
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    My tort is sick what do I do? I have a feeling he’s to far gone now. Any advice?
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    He’s around 5. I’m thinking he’s to far gone now.
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    What's he acting like? Pics would help.
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    Get him to a vet for antibiotics. Tortoises are resilient creatures. He just may need some shots.
    How long hasn’t he been eating?
    What are the temperatures in your area?
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    This is sad, seems like the wait for help may have been a bit too long.:(
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