HELP! Piece of Styrofoam blew into tortoise enclosure

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So far, no poops today.

I gave her a 1 hour warm bath this morning. Today she has eaten 3 leafs of romaine, as well as a whole baby cucumber as well as most of her normal meals. She has peed. Clear, normal pee with no urates. Active and energy is normal.
Just putting her in for another 1 hour bath tonight. Hoping for a bowel movement.
 

zovick

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No signs of any styrofoam yet. Also not seeing any urates whatsoever anymore.
It's too soon to see the styrofoam yet. I would expect to see it in 7 days or so from the day it was ingested. It might even take 10 days or more. Just keep doing what you are doing.

Also, there will be less urates produced with the tortoise eating the watery foods. That is normal.
 

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Olive is still acting like her normal self. Eating great, though she isn't wanting to eat her "healthy" food anymore. She is holding out for the romaine and cucumber.
She LOVES water though, and is very much enjoying the increased soaks. Lol
Still very active, stomping around her enclosure, and basking etc.
 

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Just a thought, but would chia seeds also help keep the styrofoam moving through her gut?
The gelling action, very high fiber?
 

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Just a thought, but would chia seeds also help keep the styrofoam moving through her gut?
The gelling action, very high fiber?
It seems plausible, but I am not sure, so cannot say one way or the other.
 

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The styrofoam has started appearing!
So far not tons, but all are bite size pieces, so hopefully tomorrow's poops yield more results and pass just as easily.
Should I keep feeding alot of wet foods, or start cutting back some? Don't want her dehydrating as her poops are quite loose now.
 

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