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Swollen neck on African spurred tortoise

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Deric drop, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Deric drop

    Deric drop New Member

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    Hi my spurred tortoise has a bad swollen neck , very fat and can't seem to get his head out. I noticed today so I place him in a warm tub of water to clean him up a bit and that's when he pulled his head in. When his head was out his neck was swelled up so bad it didn't look like he would be able to pull it in however he did and now it appears he can't Push his head back out due to the swollen neck.

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  2. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Hello and Welcome. I woukd search to see if something could have bitten him. I would also make a vet appointment. @Yvonne G might have an idea of what it could be
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    Ty for looking and trying to help. I'm gonna get him to the vet tomorrow . Hopefully they can help. Everything I was able to look up today on swelled necks wasn't a good outcome. But I didn't see a pic that was swollen like my tortoise, so I'm still trying to stay positive .
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    Fingers crossed for you and your tort that all will turn out good. Keep us posted. Hopefully others that might have some experience with something like this will come on and give you some help. Good luck
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    Thanks I appreciate your help
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    Hope the Vet can help him , please keep us posted on the outcome . Best of luck ! :)
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    Update on my tort Lola . He had blood work done today will know more in a few days. Neck is still swelled up and there was a clear fluid that the vet had draw out and is testing that as well.
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    Hello... any progress on this issue? Does Lola alright?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Please let us know the results of the tests. That's how we all learn
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