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Posted: 28/07/2010 by winnie

I don't know if this is a silly question but can torts vomit and what does it look like?.

I went up to switch off the girls light and noticed something in the corner where Danni was digging in. It looked like pieces of leaf wrapped up into a ball but quite wet. Does this sound like vomit and what can cause it?

Thanks in advance, winnie

Re: Vomiting
Posted: 29/07/2010 by VivTPG

Hi Winnie, I think I'm right in saying that it is serious if a tort is vomiting, but I will flag this up to see what Darren says, could it be poo that is undigested?


Re: Vomiting
Posted: 29/07/2010 by winnie

Thanks for replying Vivienne. It didn't look like poo nor smell like it (yes, I had a sniff) and she's been fine since, she getting stuck into her dinner as we speak. I wander if it was leaves that she'd rolled up as she was walking about though I doubt it as I couldn't see any substrate in it. She is a horsfield, could she have eaten more then her share which then caused her to up chuck?. I'm checking on her a few times a day so will let you know if there's any change.

Thanks in advance, Winnie

Re: Vomiting
Posted: 30/07/2010 by tpgAli

Hi Winnie,

She could of choked/gagged on her food while eating but if you do see her vomiting then you need to get her to the vet straight away.


Re: Vomiting
Posted: 31/07/2010 by winnie

Hi Ali,

There hasn't been anything since. She is eat ing ok and seems to be happy doing what horsfields do but I am still checking their enclosure 3-4 times a day to make sure.



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