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Sheldon has a bad leg :(
Posted: 21/06/2013 by SheldonBlake

Hi, we recently got given a Hermann tortoise by an old schoolfriend of my dads, due to it being nipped by the other tortoises in its viv. It had sustained a small bite mark on its bum, next to its right leg, and it has gone very red and sore. It looks a bit like a red blister. It has now stopped using its right leg to walk with and only uses its left. I am slightly worried as i think it is in pain and would like to do anything i can to make it comfortable. Does anybody know a good way to treat a tortoise bite on another tortoise, and how to soothe it so it stops limping? (Extra details: 2 years old, doesn't eat often even though food is there, doesnt drink often even when you put it in front of water) Thank you!

Re: Sheldon has a bad leg :(
Posted: 21/06/2013 by Tom

Hello,
From what you state, this injury is infected & veterinary treatment is needed urgently. What town is nearest to you? Let me know & I'll look up the nearest 'reptile vet.'
Regards
Tom

Re: Sheldon has a bad leg :(
Posted: 23/06/2013 by Tom

Hello,
I thought you wanted advice. How is your tortoise ?
Tom

Re: Sheldon has a bad leg :(
Posted: 23/06/2013 by SheldonBlake

Hey Tom, really? Wow now i am worried, we are nearest to braintree, get back to me

Re: Sheldon has a bad leg :(
Posted: 23/06/2013 by Tom

Hello Sheldon,
Yes really & I think you missed a word off the end of your sentance. I'd advise you to join the group & perhaps a small donation ?
A member recommends an Essex vet practice, but it's a long way from you & I can't recommend them. Best to take it to a local vets, It's not difficult to treat, but it's 2 days since you asked, so it is URGENT.
Let us know how it gets on please.
Regards
Tom

 

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