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My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 14/12/2014 by suecahill4796@gmail.com

Hi,

Looking for advice. My Tortoise hasn't been to the toilet for nearly 3 weeks now, she is normally quite regular. She is 7 years old and we don't hibernate her.

Any ideas? Should I take her to the vets? 

Re: My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 15/12/2014 by Tom

Hello Sue, 

What type of tort. is it & what does it's diet consist of ? 
Can you also explain your lighting & heating ?

Can you upload a photo of your tort & it's enclosure please ?

Regards,
Tom

Re: My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 16/12/2014 by suecahill4796@gmail.com

She is a Herman tort she eats lettuce dandy loins and apple.  She also has cucumber grapes.  The fruit is just a treat now and again.


She also has cabbage and grass.

She lives in an open top glass fronted large pen in our kitchen with a heater lamp.  She is also able to use the kitchen space for moving about.

Sorry i am unable to send pic as I have a very old iPad!

Regards Sue Cahill

Re: My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 16/12/2014 by Tom

What is the day temp at tort level Sue ?

Re: My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 17/12/2014 by suecahill4796@gmail.com

Hi 


It is not that warm should I leave her light on longer but she usually goes into her bed after she has eaten and I then turn off her heat lamp.

Should I leave the lamp on longer?
Regards
Sue Cahill 

Re: My Tortoise hasn't poo'd for a few weeks
Posted: 17/12/2014 by Tom

It is essential to know the temperature Sue, taken at tort level with a thermometer. They need supplementary heat for long enough to digest their food. You need a Megaray UVB bulb & a 'hood' fitting. If you order tomorrow they have a Special Offer.


If you click on "The Tortoise / " box on the left, you can download a Caresheet.

It would be wise to hibernate it next Winter.

Hopefully it has an outside enclosure of at least 15sqm in Summer.

If the problem persists, there is a list of reptile vets in the "Vets &." box.

Regards,
Tom

ps Avoid fruit.

 

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