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Noisy breathing

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by laurenanddiego, Oct 13, 2012.

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  1. laurenanddiego

    laurenanddiego New Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Hi guys,

    Diego, my Turkish spur thigh is about 3 and a half now. Just recently, when its been quiet in the room and he's chilling in his house I can hear him breathe. Like the sound he sometimes makes if he is suddenly alarmed, like when I put my hand in to get his food bowl out. It's like a short sharp burst of blowing air out of his nose. I've checked him over and he's still very active and mischievous, his nose is clear and his eyes are bright and he's eating plenty.
    I was just alarmed as this is the first time I've noticed this, is there anything to be concerned about?

    Thanks every one :)
  2. ascott

    ascott Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Apple Valley, California
    Is it possible that you have never noticed him breathing before?? Something change in your room that has made it quieter for you? Maybe not falling asleep as fast so you are up hearing him? Perhaps you are OCD'g over it now?lololol--I only tease on that last one because, well, I am the reigning Queen of the land of OCD when it comes to things like this...
  3. Watsonpartyof4

    Watsonpartyof4 Member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Do you soak him? I would warm water soak him for 40-60 minutes. Do that for three days. What is the humidity in his enclosure? My Tyrone, did that and I found out his enclosure wasn't humid enough!


    Nov 6, 2010
    SW Forida, USA

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