sick tortoise

  1. K

    Russian tortoise swollen leg

    Hi all, i have a Russian tortoise for about 5 years now and this is the first time something is wrong with her. Today I discovered that her left leg is swollen and has a small red mark. I took her to the vet but he didn’t really know what was wrong. It could have been a bite (she is currently...
  2. A

    4 months still wet nose 😥

    He is spike Less than 1 year Old baby Indian star tortoise, he has wet nose since 4 months now. His nose was completely blocked by mucus at the start of this sickness, then I decided to increase the enclosure temperature at 95 to 100°f..... Now his nose is not blocked by mucus but watery...
  3. D

    Tortoise Help - Is my tortoise sick?

    Hi guys! So i have a tortoise that lives in my garden ( soil there is no grass atm) Anyways my tortoise is active and very fast! but recently (4 days ago) she started sleeping for too long! like a day and half at the same spot, while sleeping her head isn’t completely inside. In the last two...
  4. ashleymiller28

    Young Sulcata has URI, should I bring her to the vet?

    Hello, about a month ago I took my sulcata to the vet and she prescribed her ciprofloxacin to be taken orally every other day over the course of two weeks. As my tortoise finished up her medicine, she began to go back to normal (being very active, eating and going to the bathroom regularly)...
  5. S

    Is my tortoise sick or in deep hibernation?

    Hi everyone, I have just joined today. I have had a horsefield tortoise for about 12 years or so, yesterday I went to check on him and noticed his shell was red in places and his limbs were limp and his eyes look a bit sunken in. He doesn't seem to be reacting to anything and was just wondering...
  6. A

    Attacked by bearded dragon

    Baby tortoise I got handed to me.It was attacked be bearded dragon then stopped eating...I told them stop and I'll be over to get it.
  7. L

    Possible infection?

    Hi! So I found my desert tortoise upside down in her enclosure 2 days ago over her poop, her shell and head were completely covered in it, I turned her and put her in water and cleaned her with a napkin, still, two days later I am STILL seeing poop all over her, I just put her in water and...
  8. G

    I think my turtle is sick Help please

    Hello I have a baby sulcata tortoise, He’s about 2 months old now. Lately he’s been acting very lethargic, barley eating, sleeping a ton. Also his shell has went from like a light green to a darker green. About a week ago or so he had bubbles coming out of his nose but they were clear. As of now...
  9. M

    HELP URGENT gasping for breath

    Hi-- I have a eastern Hermanns that's almost a year old. Its been doing well I've had it two months now eats really well is active running around the whole enclosure-no problems. Tonight he came out of his hide suddenly when normally he's fast asleep (he will typically go to bed around 5 and...
  10. W

    What is this?

    Hi! We are new to the forum, but I used this site to help me research and get ready for my tortoise. My mom got me a russian back in March. She has been healthy and perfect since I brought her home. We were told she was a female, however I am starting to wonder otherwise. For the past week, when...
  11. A

    What wrong with my tortoise?

    My tortoise won’t open his eyes at all. And they look swollen
  12. Texas Scott

    Life after death - Preserve a shell

    Sadly, my Male Indian Star Tortoise Nostradamus, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. I was pretty upset and dumbfounded but I knew I wanted to preserve his shell. I posted on one of the local facebook groups asking for someone who could do this and was luckily enough to meet a man named Ryan...
  13. Siddharth Gori

    My baby Indian star won't eat normally, is very lethargic, has cellular debris in her eyes,....

    Hey everybody I'm new here, I just wanted some help with regard to my baby Indian star tortoises, I have two at the moment and I'm not an experienced keeper of the two. I have a male and a female, Michaelangelo and Raphael respectively. Raphael is the little one, she doesn't eat as she used to...
  14. BlakeL

    Sick Baby Aldabra

    Hi everyone, I’ve been a long time lurker of these forums and have finally decided to make an account. Apologies in advance for the long post, I just want to get as much information out there as I can. I live in the Bay Area California, and have two baby tortoises. A Sulcata little over a...
  15. grumpytort

    poorly russian :-(

    Just come on the forum for a bit of advice. Had my russian for almost a year, he's my first tortoise. He's housed in a vivarium with coco coir and orchid bark which is sprayed with water to keep the humidity at about 70%. Basking temp is 33C. Warm end is roughly 31C and cool end 23C. I let him...
  16. S

    My baby Leopard Tortoise is very sick and I don't know what it is!

    hello, I purchased a baby leopard tortoise about a year ago, and he or she still hasnt grown much, seems to be always dehydrated, has symptoms of MBD (malleable shell and lathargicness) which I'm trying to treat, but I reecently got back from vacation and found its eyelids and skin on its front...
  17. Kingsley7

    Abscess on Baby Sulcata?

    Hi Everyone, I have been dealing with quite an anomaly for the past few months with my 7 month old HET for ivory sulcata. I purchased him from Randy at tort Stork in December and noticed in late January a slight bump under his right eye on his cheek. We concluded it was probably an irritation or...
  18. pauline_fri

    Tortoise is sick, help

    Hello, our marginated tortoise went to the vet's about two weeks back and was apparently sick, so the doctor kept him for a bit, gave him some antibiotics that didn't help, then some that did, and we took him back home. This was a week ago. Since then, he hasn't been eating or pooping. He...
  19. A

    Sick Tiny Indian Star Tortoise, help ?

    Hi All, We have two baby tortoise (twins - from the same egg). Recently we went on holiday for Christmas and left both Elmo and Leon at a pet boarding. When we came back yesterday Elmo looked very weak and puffy, he didn't opened his eyes at all. The vivarium in which they were kept was...
  20. H

    I need help, my tortoise is sick.

    Hello I have a Greek tortoise, And about two weeks ago bubbles started coming out of her nose and mouth. But it’s currently getting worse, I can hear her let out a lilttle cry ( every little while ) which is unusual for a tortoise, I tried posting a video of her but it wouldn’t load so if you...
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