Sick sulcata

Macy Fidler

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My baby sulcata has gotten to the point where he won't eat and always sleeps. I can't afford to take him to a vet, is there anything at home I can do?
 

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My baby sulcata has gotten to the point where he won't eat and always sleeps. I can't afford to take him to a vet, is there anything at home I can do?

What I would recommend is to soak him in baby food. This way he will absorb some through the soak, hydrates him and hopefully will make him feel better.

However, the tortoise got to this bad condition because of something that is wrong with his setup/environment. Make sure you read Tom's care sheets, and I would look closely at the temperatures. Perhaps aim for close to 90*C and high humidity.

Hope it helps!
 

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Is the house or enclosure 85?
 

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I was wondering the same as DMMJ as far as temps. 85 just seems way too low for the average temp for a young sully. Our young sully often hangs out in areas of his enclosure that are 101-103 or so, and loves his warm water soaks at those same temps of 100 ish. 85 just seems too cool and could be why your sully is not eating and is buried down sleeping. I'd suggest a good warm soak with an increase in your temps.
 

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I was wondering the same as DMMJ as far as temps. 85 just seems way too low for the average temp for a young sully. Our young sully often hangs out in areas of his enclosure that are 101-103 or so, and loves his warm water soaks at those same temps of 100 ish. 85 just seems too cool and could be why your sully is not eating and is buried down sleeping. I'd suggest a good warm soak with an increase in your temps.
Thanks so much!!!
 

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