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Posr hibernation
Posted: 15/03/2013 by katefryett


I have two rescue spur thigh tortoises of questionable age. Both have come out of hibernation and are relatively active.

Our eldest Gordon has been up for a month already (he woke up much earlier than expected) and is active but is a bit 'snotty' and has not pooped yet. He has eaten once since waking up. This is the first year that we have had him so don't know his normal routine and we would have a wild guess at ageing him at around 50 (out vet seems to think he is quite old).

Is this normal/

Re: Posr hibernation
Posted: 18/03/2013 by Tom

Not normal. 'Up' for a month, it should be feeding daily. Is the other one feeding?
Please fully explain how they are being kept? Can you also upload pics of the torts & their enclosure please?

Re: Posr hibernation
Posted: 21/03/2013 by TPGDarren


How is the discharge from the nose? I would recommend you get this looked at. It may merely be a foreign object or could be RNS an upper tract respiratory infection. If this persists it can become worse and move into the lungs. It's usually very easy to treat with AB's - more often than not Batryl.
Please let us know how you get on

Kindest Regards


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