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Bladder or kidney stones
Posted: 20/04/2016 by Dferrara

Hi my Herman tortoise is 14 years old, I got him when he was 8weeks old. During the night he passed two egg shaped hard stone like things, they are quite big and I was so very shocked! Does anybody know if they are bladder or kidney stones and will he be ok?? Underneath him there is a reddish line and he looks swollen by his tail end, I've bathed him and he is eating normally. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Debbie

Re: Bladder or kidney stones
Posted: 21/04/2016 by Tom

Hello,

You state "egg shaped," I assume that you tried to crack them in case they ARE eggs. Torts are commonly wrongly sexed, even by 'experts.'

If they're not eggs this is a veterinary matter - asap.
Overfeeding calcium is a possible cause.

Tom

 

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