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Stopped passing urates
Posted: 01/07/2017 by Willmongare

Hi, My Herme has stopped passing urate for several weeks now, he/she's just about two yrs old, eating well and generally doing fine - should I be more worried? Kind regards Will

 


Re: Stopped passing urates
Posted: 01/07/2017 by tomtortoise@tovevalley.net

Hello,

How are you keeping it ?

Tom

Re: Stopped passing urates
Posted: 02/07/2017 by Willmongare

Inside mostly, large bookcase with both basking lamp and uva/uvb lamp, fed mostly on weeds and supplemented with salad leaves (no tomatoes, lettuce or cucumber), a little calcium/d3 powder on top, access to water. Outside when the weathers good.

Re: Stopped passing urates
Posted: 02/07/2017 by tomtortoise@tovevalley.net

It could be out in a pen most days from now 'til late Sept', then hibe'd for 3mths.

I'd avoid salad leaves.
I assume that it has a daily soak, that helps re. urates, I'd not worry, they will appear eventually.

Tom

Re: Stopped passing urates
Posted: 02/07/2017 by Willmongare

Thanks. We feed the cress type leaves but will grow some tort friendly weeds from now. He's now too keen on dandelion leaves and definitely won't eat the flowers hence giving him salad. I guess he won't starve himself if he hasn't any choice?

Re: Stopped passing urates
Posted: 02/07/2017 by tomtortoise@tovevalley.net

They get hooked on salad.

For plants to grow & forage go to - tortoises.net - for an A1 book.

 

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