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squealy tortoise
Posted: 05/10/2009 by Mick

Tortoise sometimes "sicks" back food and then squeals.  Was asleep the other day and started squealing.  Help.

Re: squealy tortoise
Posted: 05/10/2009 by Laraine

I will ask a few questions of that is ok.

What species is your tortoise and how old are they?

Is it possible that they could have eaten something in the garden that they shouldn't have done?  Tortoises will eat things that are not good for them.

Is your vet a reptile specialist? Have you booked an appointment to see a vet about this problem?

It is worrying that your tortoise is being sick, this is not something that they normally do. If you have not seen a vet I would advise that you see one ASAP.



Re: squealy tortoise
Posted: 05/10/2009 by tpgarlene


This is certainly not normal behavior, as Laraine has said, you need to take your tortoise to a vet asap - there is a list of recommended tortoise vets here:-

Please keep us posted,


Arlene TPG


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