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Bubbles in Tortoise Eyes

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by susancarol, Dec 6, 2010.

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  1. Redfoot NERD

    Redfoot NERD Well-Known Member

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    IF this is in fact myco.. then absolutely! I've just never heard of anyone.. other than "Indian Star" keepers and Mediterranean keepers.. that have had to deal with this type of virus with redfoots! - doesn't mean this could be a first.

    ANOTHER example of what can/could/will happen with species from different continents that are mixed or kept within close contact.. cross-contamination! Do a Google on Mycoplasma.. it's deadly

    Redfoot tortoises are tough "amongst" themselves. One has to really be 'out-of-order' to kill one. Redfoot tortoise needs are about the easiest of most tortoises that are kept today ( they are so tolerant )..... still - like keeping any species - each has their own specific needs. DON'T MIX THEM!!!

    Hope this scares everybody to be more attentive to husbandry practices!!!!

    Terry K
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