Sticky Substance Around Mouth

agentlemanthief

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Hello,

I am new here so hopefully not breaching any forum rules.

Does anybody know why my one year old Hermanns tortoise gets a super sticky slime all under his mouth/in his mouth only when he is put into his outside enclosure?

It’s so sticky it’s like the glue you get on a new bank/credit card that sticks it down to the letter it comes with.

Is it something he is eating, a slug maybe! Or a plant. The thing is the plants are all rated as safe (the tortoise table) and when I crush the plants in my fingers they’re not sticky.

Please advise, I am worried that this would stick over his nostrils and he could suffocate.

Can’t find an answer elsewhere so though I’d check with you guys.

Kind regards,
Nicholas.
 

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Pictures of everything needed. Tort and enclosure
 

agentlemanthief

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Pictures of everything needed. Tort and enclosure
Hello,

I’ve cleaned him up already so you can’t see the sticky stuff now around his mouth and his eating/mouth opening now seems unimpaired.

I’ll attach pictures anyway if that helps.

He is pictured here in his indoor enclosure, the others are the outside one where he seems to get up to no good!

Many thanks!
 

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