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Posted: 24/03/2009 by Row


I've been reading about Reptoboost. 

Does anyone recomend using this or having it for those just in case moments?

If you do recomend when should you give it to Torts?



Re: Vitamins
Posted: 24/03/2009 by tpgarlene

Hi Row

Reptoboost is good if you have a tortoise that needs a bit of a pick me up, I have used it for one of my elderly ones when she first came out of hibernation, and also for a tortoise after it had been treated for a bad worm infection.  Its not a bad idea to have some in 'stock' but you do need to watch the expiry date on it, and also make sure that you store it at the proper temperature, and that you dont allow it to get damp.  Having said that, if you order it direct from Vetark who make it, they normally deliver the following day, so you can get hold of it quickly if you need to.

all the best

Arlene TPG

Re: Vitamins
Posted: 24/03/2009 by Row

Hi Arlene,

Thanks for reply.  I was just wondering whether to get some and give it to my Tetley.  He's been down in the dumps since Sunday after he scared with me with blowing bubbles from his nose.

Do you think it worth it to give him a pick me up?


Re: Vitamins
Posted: 24/03/2009 by tpgadmin

Are you sure there are no more bubbles?  I check by squeezing together gently with my thumb and first finger underneath on the chin and on top of the beak.  I should try this if you haven't already.

If tthere are no more bubbles then i might do Tetley a bit of good so give it a go. 



Re: Vitamins
Posted: 24/03/2009 by Row

Hi Helen,

I tried doing this on Sunday as Darren also suggested this in case there was something in his nose and no bubbles came out then.  I haven't tried it since but have been watching him as much as possible. Difficult as at work but there's been no bubbles in the morning or at lunch time or in evening so as far as I can tell there have been none.  His apetite is fine and he's getiing himself up in the morning.

Ill try a squeeze tomorrow and lunch and if nothing I'll order some.

It can't do any harm can it?



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