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Prolapse??
Posted: 19/07/2011 by larlar25

Ive got a Hermans tortoise - George, he is about 10 years old, i noticed earlier as he was having a wee that he had a lot of tissue protuding, about 5 cms or so, do i need to take him to the vets. he is very active, and eating and drnking normally.

Re: Prolapse??
Posted: 19/07/2011 by tortoise7

Hi
Did it go back in pretty quick? I am thinking that maybe he was getting a bit
friskyClick and drag me down to the editor it is hard to comment really without seeing what came out. I think if it has gone back in then I would wait to see if it happens again and if it does take a photo to show the vet to see if it is what they think, saves stressing your tort out to the vet, but of course it stays out then they need to see the vet asap in case it is a prolapse. 
Jane  

Re: Prolapse??
Posted: 20/07/2011 by larlar25

Hi, it did go back in, but ive noticed it before when hes been doing a poo! Ive seen his bits before and this was a lot bigger, wider and purple! Ive got him booked into the vets later, will let you know what happens!

Re: Prolapse??
Posted: 20/07/2011 by tortoise7

Hi
The vet is the best way to go,generally it needs x-rays or blood tests to be able see what is happening inside that lovely shell. I am sure you will feel much better after seeing the vet. Thanks in anticipation for letting us know the outcome
Jane

 

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