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  1. mastershake

    necropsy results from austwickia (yellow bumps)

    i had thought i posted this here but for some reason i must have forgot to here is a necropsy report so you can see how invasive and bad this can be. note the "happy hides" watermarks, we are happy hides rescue and we did watermark this because we have tons of time and money involved and are...
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    yellow bumps pcr test results are back

    this is in fact a type of Austwickia chelonae. as of now in talking to a few places who have dealt with this before including uf there really is not a definite cure. im waiting for them to get back to me with the rest of the info and i will update this soon. note this can affect other torts...
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    quarantine quarantine one more time quarantine.

    so i want to say something. when you get a new baby PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE quarantine it for normally 90 days or at least 60 if nothing else. in a case where you get a baby and a few weeks or a few days later get a second one and you place them together and one comes down with signs of something...
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    yellow bumps and biopsies, we need your help.

    we really need a wider sample set to be sure all the cases of yellow bumps we are seeing are the same bacterial infection. we have info but we need to be sure with a few more samples before i can post more info. we do not need your whole tortoise unless it has passed and you would like to send...
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    if YOU have a sulcata with the yellow bumps who passed

    IF YOU have one who just passed and you want to help please place in a freezer bag or tupperware immediately (as soon as possible) and place in the REFRIGERATOR and contact me asap. i have 2 who will be done soon BUT we were able to resolve the bumps on them so we will find out whats going on...
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    someone yesterday asked me if i prefer spots on babies or not

    i know its just cosmetic but it made me think which do i normally go for first if i am looking at babies and say ohh that one is awesome lol. i personally prefer the nice bright smooth spotless ones usually first. but the person who asked me is looking for a couple babies and is new to sully's...
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    small spot flaked off shell.....

    couple days ago this spot looked fine to the eye today we noticed this spot. its hard underneath and doesnt seem to bother them i gently checked to see if any of the surrounding area would come off. cleaned with chlorhexadine and applied some cream to it and cleaned excess off. im pretty sure it...
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    new guy dropped off today looks "drunk" when eating

    this guy walks across the yard perfectly fine but when he was eating today he looked very unstable almost looked like he was drunk? no issues walking and he walks pretty darn fast especially when there is food out. but he was missing some of the food at times when he goes to grab it and almost...
  9. mastershake

    hello all some questions reg a couple rescues

    hello everyone! our babies we had lots of great info from you guys for a while back are doing amazing. so thank you. a few months back we had another pair dropped on our facility and taking some time to clear up colds and clean them up (they were caked with poop everywhere and not eating much)...
  10. mastershake

    sudanease sulcatas??

    not sure if this is the right place to ask. been trying to get a hold of the arizona atc and the phone number doesnt work and i have yet to get a return email. does anyone else here breed them or sell them?? i have a close friend that saw the babies we have and he watched the kenan videos on...
  11. mastershake

    toenail question

    one of the babies we have that was a drop off with us has one of the toenails that is growing straight coming out of the foot then take a literal 90 deg turn and is growing towards the pad. we need to get this trimmed down to avoid it growing into the foot but not sure i can take off enough to...
  12. mastershake

    hello from florida!

    new here and doing a ton of reading. we have a good amount of knowledge with turtles and smaller species but have only dealt with a very much older sulcata female we took in. she passed 2 years after we got her. she was in SUPER bad shape when she arrived and we did all we could and kept her...
  13. mastershake

    shell pyramiding on these guys?

    these two little guys were dropped off at our doorstep (we run a reptile rescue / sanctuary and have all sorts dropped off to us) we plan to keep them here we have around 3 acres and will setup a proper outdoor pen for them once they are the proper size. we are new to taking care of sulcatas as...
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