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Strange behavior (tortoise biting himself)

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by LoutheRussian, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. LoutheRussian

    LoutheRussian Well-Known Member

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    Ok my tortoise people I just had something strange happen with my male. I've got him soaking right now in baby bath warm water. He had been sleeping per usual then he woke up and started to try and bite himself. Why would he be doing that? I've been around torts for a few years and have learned a lot but this isn't something I've seen nor read about before. Attached a video
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    LoutheRussian Well-Known Member

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    I have a video but can't seem to attach it
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    LoutheRussian Well-Known Member

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    I went onto the web page had to shorten the vide to four seconds then when it loaded it said there wasn't a valid attachment or some
    Nonsense
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    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Nor can I.
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    Put your video on YouTube first then insert the link to your YouTube video into your thread.
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    I've seen that behavior, but only in hatchlings. I just attributed it to them trying to figure out what they can and can't eat, like when human babies chew on their feet.
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