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prolapse
Posted: 04/07/2010 by staff

hi,i have a 5 year old hermans not sure of sex and a 13 year old female and today i saw my older one trying to mount and bite the younger one so now iv seperated them both,then iv just been to check on them both and the 5 year old had something like red or pinkish big thing coming out from his behind i instantly phone out of hours vet and they said it sounds like a prolapse in the mean time it has now gone and hamish is now asleep he hasnt been poorly or anything before this. Does anyone no ought about this sort of thing im going to ring my vet up tomorrow,and does anyone know how long this bullying thing will go on for because i dont want to separate them for long, thank you 

Re: prolapse
Posted: 04/07/2010 by TPGDave

Hi Staff,

How can I put this? It may well be that your little tortoise is a boy and that he was flashing his penis. Its a bit of a shocker when you see it for the first time! The fact that it has now gone back in makes me think this isn't a prolapse.

Re: prolapse
Posted: 04/07/2010 by staff

hi, thanks for replying and you probably right,iv just a a zoo vet ring me back and she said the same thing but said book him or she in tomorrow and she will have a look at him or her.id be a bit embarassed if its what you said il let you know and thanks again.

Re: prolapse
Posted: 07/07/2010 by TPGDave

Ahh don't worry Staff, nothing to be embarrased about. I have a male T.H. Hermamni who gets his out in the bath. Still scares the bejeezus out of me and I tell him to put it away or he's not getting out! :)

 

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