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Tortoise poo
Posted: 23/03/2011 by SARAH 1

Hello can anybody help, I have recently got a five year old male spur thighed, when he poo's its very runny and sorry to say he farts, he also sleeps a lot should i be worried about him, the person who i got him from died and the family were just getting rid of him

any advice would be greatClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Tortoise poo
Posted: 23/03/2011 by VivTPG

Hi Sarah, it sounds as though he is being fed the wrong foods.  He should be fed on 100% weeds such a dandelions, plantains and there are some garden plants. Please read our care sheet on spur thigh here is a link to it http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/122.asp. This explains how to keep the tort and the types of food to feed.

Could you tell me a bit more about how you are keeping the tortoise, ie. what sort of enclosure, the substrate you are using, lighting and heating.

I t may also be wise to have his poo sample checked by a vet for worms or parasites.

Bathe him regularly in shallow warm water to keep him hydrated.

 

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