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Herman
Posted: 01/01/2015 by diane-marie

Another shot.

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by Tom

Thanks for trying, but it's out of focus. Take a lot more & put the best few up on the Forum.

Some close ups of the 'flaps' will be needed. You'll appreciate it's impossible to comment 'til the possible prob. can be seen.
If you are struggling - perhaps a friend could post some pics for you.

Tom

ps Your tort looks older than 3yrs, can you also post pics of the whole tort. please.

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie

Okay here's some more pics hope there ok




Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by Tom

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by Tom

In the 2nd new photo, it appears that there might be a split in the beak. Is that the 'flap' you refer to ?

The beak is overgrown, I suggest that you find a vet with some knowledge of torts., see if you are near to any in the"Vets and ." box on the left. This is not urgent, but the upper beak needs attention.

What weight is your tort. ? What are you feeding it on ?
Given it's age it should be hibernating for at least 3 months.
It's a nice animal, I can see it get's plenty of TLC.

Tom

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie



Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by diane-marie

We was told that Hermans are not forced to hibernate. He has a uv lamp and heat lamp.  We turn them off every night then back on every morning. As for his diet he eats mainly mixed leaf salad, with weeds and strawberries as a treat.  We do provide him with cuttlefish fish but has not bothered with it. The flaps are on both sides of his face. He weighs 400 grams.

Re: Herman
Posted: 02/01/2015 by Tom

Hibernation is a natural process & nothing to be afraid of. Perhaps read up about it for next year.


Mixed salad is a very soft food, so part of the beak problem. Try & feed course plants.
The 'flaps' - unless you mean the prob. with the beak are not obvious in the pics.
A visit to a vet will be your best bet.

Hopefully he has a Summer enclosure of at least 15sqm outside.
Let us know what happens. 

Re: Herman
Posted: 03/01/2015 by diane-marie

Yes we do we have a out door run for him which  has a shaded side for him.we let him go out when it's a hot day so it's warm another for himto go out and thnx for the help


Re: Herman
Posted: 03/01/2015 by Tom

A pleasure.


It doesn't need to be "hot" - most of May to Autumn is fine, as it grows it will need a lot of space.
They get increasingly "fed up" indoors.

Tom

Re: Herman
Posted: 05/01/2015 by diane-marie

Here's some pics of his enclosure do u think he needs anything added to it or taken out of it thnx


Re: Herman
Posted: 05/01/2015 by diane-marie

Re: Herman
Posted: 05/01/2015 by diane-marie

Re: Herman
Posted: 06/01/2015 by Tom

It's fine, but will soon be too small.

The UVB bulb needs a reflector ('hood') & should be angled at 90 degrees.

Best wishes, 
Tom

 

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