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Young red foot acting strange

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Plowmandust77, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Plowmandust77

    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    10 month red foot. 140 grams. Stopped eating as well just recently. I had 2 young babies that past away recently. They didn't eat much and their plastrons got super soft and that was it. The 10 month old seems lethargic now and eyes are shut when i get him to soak. Eyes open instantly with soak. Other tortoises in tank do not have issues. He's currently in a plastic tote and his poop looks good. Should i fecal exam it? I've had red foots awhile so this is starting to puzzle me. Is he too small for possible meds? Like i said, he was a eating machine just last week. Sorry for long rant. 20180307_191004.jpg 20180307_191015.jpg 20180307_192006.jpg
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    Maybe you should post a photo of their habitat. 140 grams at 10 months old is very small. Mine was over 500 grams at 10 months. How often do you feed him and what?
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    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Greens fruits mushrooms little protein.
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    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes. Same breeder
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member TFO Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I'm sorry to ask what might be a "no brainer". But you have a decent and functioning source of U.V.?
    The soft plastron and the closing eyes concern me.
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    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    His plastron is strong. Eyes just started recently.
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    Plowman. What uvb source are you using and how high is the uvb set from substrate?
    What are you feeding for protein?
    Are you offering any supplements?
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    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Reptisun 5.0 tube. Certain type of cat food that i feed all my others. Uvb is 12 inches up. Calcium on cat food only
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    T5 or T8 tube ?
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