The following is taken from a recent tutorial from Bob himself...verbatim!
Some follow up on the wound cleaning.
To get to the wound, to keep a sulcata from pulling it legs in tight we have to stick a block of wood or pvc fitting between the legs. The force of the front legs closing up on a hand or finger will cause some damage to the caregiver.
We had to use a sterilized screwdriver to spread the wound to flush out maggots and to get betadine solution inside the wound
We packed the wound with silver sulfadiazine paste and with sterile gauze. This has to be done daily and monitored. Flushing the wound and keeping it clean is most important followed by monitoring for maggots.
You wouldn't see many of those in the Sudan either! Remember, we're talking about a region that can spend most of...if not all...the year in total drought! Also...nobody with these big guys can keep any vegetation intact,,,but they do go through bales of hay everyday...just as good!I was a bit dismayed at the overall lack of grass/vegetation in that large pen. I realize it's Arizona, but given that sully's like to free range on grass and scrub areas... Not much there for them to naturally graze. Entire area looks awfully desert like, i didnt see any watering holes, mud bsths....etc.
Yep...understood. That's in Sudan, or Mali...or other natural areas where the torts have free range to go where they please. Just saying for Sulcatas being raised in the US as breeders, i was surprized at the very limited food or water in that large enclosure. Anyone see water?