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Russian not poohing
Posted: 14/10/2009 by HelenandBrian

I am a bit worried as Brian my Russian, has not poohed at all since Saturday. I've had him for four weeks now, he is nearly 3 and he has never poohed much. When should I start worrying. I am giving him daily warm baths and his urates are fine, he always does this in bath but no pooh. I've also never seen any evidence of him weeing. Thanks in advance,

Helen

Re: Russian not poohing
Posted: 14/10/2009 by VivTPG

Hi Helen, try not to worry, torts do have a slow metabolism, as long as he is bright in himself and eating he is ok.  You are doing the right thing by bathing him, if after a couple more days you are still worried try giving him some aloe vera that usually makes them go!!  Regarding the weeing, he will be doing this in the bath when he passes the urates..

Regards Vivienne

Re: Russian not poohing
Posted: 15/10/2009 by HelenandBrian

Hi Vivienne

Thanks for the reply, didn't realise they weed when the passes the urates!  I've learnt something new! When you say give him some aloe vera, do you mean a leaf from a plant?

Thanks, Helen

Re: Russian not poohing
Posted: 16/10/2009 by VivTPG

Hi Helen, yes you can give him a little slice as you dont want him to have the runs!!

Regards VivienneClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Russian not poohing
Posted: 17/10/2009 by HelenandBrian

Click and drag me down to the editor  Hi Vivienne

Finally one great big smelly pooh - what relief (and that's just me!!)

He wouldn't eat the aloe vera - totally ignored it!

Anyway thanks very much for your reassurance and advice,

Helen

 

Re: Russian not poohing
Posted: 17/10/2009 by VivTPG

Hi Helen, so glad to hear it!!! lol 

Regards Vivienne

 

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