Hi! I can't help you identify the injury, but I'm certain someone will be able to help.
On the other hand, I would advise you not to let your little friend roam around the house in the future. It's troublesome for a number of reasons. Now, was letting them roam the reason for the injury? Maybe...
Give this a read!
Baby Russian Tortoise care sheet (also for other herbivorous tortoise species)
I wouldn’t suggest leaving them out. Too much can go wrong...
Do you mind posting a picture of the setup? What are the temperatures within the enclosure?
Considering that it sounds more like a setup / husbandry issue, I don’t see a need to visit the vet. There are very experienced members here that can help.
If you haven’t already, take a quick...
I’m glad you got back in time! I’ve never had that problem. Sounds very scary.
I’m sure you weren’t very far, but try to make a habit of being around while he’s soaking. Lots of members, including myself, will prepare food, clean the enclosure, etc. during soaks.
Also, what container are you...
Sounds like the veterinarian wasn’t much help. Your best bet is to stick with advice on the forum.
This is great care sheet to read.
Russian Tortoise Care Sheet
I’ll try to answer all your...