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Tortoise gas?

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prokster17

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I have 2 leopard tortoises. .. I just got the second one and now all i hear is gas sounds all day and night. Loud poofs! Like when they tuck in their shell. Should i be worried? They both are eating and seem
Fine otherwise...
 

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All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
 

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dmmj said:
All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
Purely an urban legend. Women don't pass gas, nor do they partake in any bodily functions in which a man would say "ew". :p
 

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WinterDB said:
dmmj said:
All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
Purely an urban legend. Women don't pass gas, nor do they partake in any bodily functions in which a man would say "ew". :p


Amen, sister! Us girls gotta stick together....:)
 

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What you are hearing MIGHT be coming from the other end. When a tortoise pulls into its shell quickly it makes the air in the lungs whoosh out. Sounds like the tortoise is hissing at you. Passing gas usually sounds more like a little motor boat.
 

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WinterDB said:
dmmj said:
All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
Purely an urban legend. Women don't pass gas, nor do they partake in any bodily functions in which a man would say "ew". :p
Thank God! I'm still under the impression that women don't poop either. No one better ruin that for me!!!
 

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MrJorgensen said:
WinterDB said:
dmmj said:
All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
Purely an urban legend. Women don't pass gas, nor do they partake in any bodily functions in which a man would say "ew". :p
Thank God! I'm still under the impression that women don't poop either. No one better ruin that for me!!!
Women poop. :D
 

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Eweezyfosheezy said:
MrJorgensen said:
WinterDB said:
dmmj said:
All living creatures pass gas (even the ladies).
Purely an urban legend. Women don't pass gas, nor do they partake in any bodily functions in which a man would say "ew". :p
Thank God! I'm still under the impression that women don't poop either. No one better ruin that for me!!!
Women poop. :D
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 

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Any digestive system in any animal acts in similar ways. Yes torts pass gas, & blow out air when tucking into shell etc...
 

prokster17

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Its the sound of her going into the shell, its that poof... But it goes on all night....about a few times an hour. I also have three sulcatas and i sleep near them and none of my other tortoises make this sound. Im sure its my new leopard making it because it started when i got her. Is that normal for the sound to go on all night like that?
 
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