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My tortoise wont come out his shell
Posted: 24/06/2009 by weakleyclarke

My tortoise will not come out of his shell and is making funny noises and it bubbling through his nose and mouth, please let me know what I can do to help him.

Thanks

 

Re: My tortoise wont come out his shell
Posted: 24/06/2009 by TPGDarren

This sounds very much like RNS, an upper tract respiratory infection, which will require veterinary treatment with antibiotics, usually in the form of Batryl. If left untreated it can be extremely dangerous and can get into the lungs. Treatment as soon as possible is recommended.

 

There is a list of recommended vets here:-

http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/157.asp

 

It is recommended you go to a vet that has tortoise knowledge, rather than a general vet.

 

Has he/she stopped eating?

 

HTH
Kindest Regards

Darren

 

 

 

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