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Calling on indian star owners residing in INDIA

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by shanu303, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Yvonne G

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    If it's really true that the intestine is "blown", I'm interpreting this to mean it is ruptured? This means the tortoise is slowly dying. It won't heal itself. In my opinion, the kindest thing would be to euthanize the animal.
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    Hi and welcome! What do you need help with?
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    Many of our members in India have written in this thread about what to feed your star tortoise. Please go to the first page of this thread and read all the posts.
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    Yup. . . there usually is someone here all the time. What's up?
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    Hi anybody have doubts ask me I will clear all doubts about stars
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    hello everyone,exited to see this community,
    i have a star tortoise of about less than 1 year age,i have recently started feeding him a mix of grated carrots,gudhal leaves,baby greens of cabbage, little amount of beans and little amount of palak patta, all cut into tiny pieces with a small scissor to help with eating ....and he seems to like it and eats it BUT his feces is Very Smelly and liquid with green stirring in middle,otherwise he is Very active and fast since switched to this diet...is there any problem with diet,pls suggest me....

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    hello everyone,i am thinking about making an enclosure for my tortoise and while i was reading about substrate choices for tortoise an Idea came to me,Why Not Use the dried and crushed leaves as a substrate or part of substrate for these guys,i have arranged something like it in Temporary enclosure used only for sleeping at night......Would Love to know what the other members think of it and can it be applied to the new enclosure i m making.The dried leaves are of arabian mogra plant and he like to burrow in them

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    hey mrunal,seems like the experts are busy so as a fellow newbie a would like to give a helping hand,the one with respiratory problems may have cold issue so try having a heat source always available,my tortoise also had the same problem but after a little more warm environment and sun bath the illness was gone,try giving carrots in grated form sprinkled on the tiny sized cuttings of main food,and try googling a little about their diet as well...
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    Hi I read in the India sticky thread that lawn grass can be fed moderately to Star Tortoises. In my place in South East Asia, cowgrass is the most common grass around as shown. Can this be fed to the tortoise? Also, can I cut the grass off the ground and then bring them home to feed? Or should the tortoise be allowed to eat them off the ground directly? I do not like the idea of bringing out the tortoise to the public for feeding.

    The second question is can I feed my tortoise the cactus shown in the picture? I have a lot of this at home. Of course I will cut off the spines when feeding.

    The third question is I got this plant known as water jasmine that is commonly used on Bonsai. Can I feed the flowers and leaves to the tortoise? I read in the thread that jasmine plant is included as possible diet. But I am not sure if my type is covered too. I got water jasmine growing in the house. Please refer to the picture.

    Thank you.

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    Hello guys, I have just noticed that my tortoise is sneezing! Any solutions?

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    Im 98% sure he has a respiratory infection, with all that liquid near it's nose.
    Are you able to take it to a vet?
    How are you housing the tortoise?
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    Hey tort lovers
    I reside in a flat in Mumbai. I have last week bought 2 stars..one male Indian male Rustam and one Sri Lankan lady. Jacqueline.
    Both are around 3years old as per Thier old owner. Rustam is shy and sleeps most of the day... Jacqueline is much more active and eats much more than him.
    I have made a small pet box for both of them indoors. Due to lesser substrate right now both r kept in one area of the box. The substrate I have used is Coco peat. In the sides I've let hay for Thier resting.
    I feed mostly coriander and lettuce. I tried to give Jacqueline radish greens but she started sneezing a lot so I stopped it.
    I have ordered tulsi..will try and see how to respond to it.
    Rustam is doing well..eats well..shits whenever I put them in a warm water soaks. Jacqueline sneezes while eating which worries me..there's no mucus on her nose when she sneezes but still the sneezing worries me. Other than than she is active..eats and shits wells.
    As u can see Rustam is smooth but Jacqueline has had pyramids. I have read in the post previously and started spraying water on Thier shells 2 times a day. I need to soak them for around 30-40mins cause twice I removed them in 20 mins and they shat on the floor.
    I'm a little worried about her sneezing..other than that they are doing well.
    I keep them in the sun during their soaking.
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    here are the pics of the enclosure
    there is another like this on the other end but i didnt have enuf substrate so put them both in one right now.
    the tort eating is Rustam the indian star male.

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    Hey there...
    A female star tortoise is over 1200gms and 8.25 inches long almost 8 year old and very active...
    Is she ready for breeding and can I introduce a male to get babies...?
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