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Sulcata swallowed a screw...

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by BarefootInABug, May 11, 2019.

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  1. dmmj

    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    reminds me of poor Maggie and King Bob
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    I apologize. I did not read my last post before I posted it. I mean that it is a simpler surgery now.
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    Excuse the pun, but, Good Point! I have often wondered why they can eat prickles from cactus in the wild and it doesn't phase them.
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    Especially at a teaching hospital where a student will be doing the work with the supervision of a vet. The student will be a doctor, but not a full fledged vet. Give your tort plenty of hay along with the cactus, and wait and see.
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    Any updates on this little guy? I hope he is ok!
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    I have not forgotten. So, turns out she is a she. She is home but still no screw. Just playing the wait a d see game as of now. I promise to post a final update when we know more.
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    So, in the end he passed the screw. I have no idea where because we can not find it and we have looked through a lot of tortoise poop in the last month. There seem to be no ill effects. We know he passed it because it is gone on the xrays. Thanks for all the advice and support.
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    I was just going to ask how you knew if you didn't find it. Good to know everything worked out in the end :)
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    Im glad its a happy ending...what goes in hopefully all comes out...its a blessing ur tortoise are a strong torts even with that screw in the stomach :eek: what a Houdini tortoise !!
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    The xrays are clear now.
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