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How do I make a tortoise poop?

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Wherethetortiroam, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. Wherethetortiroam

    Wherethetortiroam Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Is there a safe laxative or have any of y'all done an enema on your torts?

    It's been about 2 months since shes laid a nice solid cat turd like poop. She still act the same roams around inside and still eats but still nothing and yes we have tortoise tub time frequently when kept indoor full time.

    Ay thoughts? Or good vets near nebraska? Ill drive to doctor K in Florida or doctor T in Dallas if I must but rather not

    Thanks all :)
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    Leave her over long in the soaking tub. Scrambling to get out gets things moving.
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    Wherethetortiroam Active Member 5 Year Member

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    She was real active in her bath today but she most of the time just sits and lets me run water over her shell.

    So maybe leave her in there longer like an hour? Maybe hotter water?
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    Feed her some sliced cucumber.

    Also, any time I put any of my tortoises in a box and drive them anywhere (Even to Dr.K) They crap everywhere.
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    Wherethetortiroam Active Member 5 Year Member

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    You lucky bastard your in Florida ? Totally jealous how's the weather? You ever run into kenan harkin?
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    You could leave her in a warm soaking tub for hours, so long as the temp stays warm....

    Jamie
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    Some cactus pads and aloe chopped up.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    No. Never have. I'm west of Fort Lauderdale. I believe he's north of me.
    The weather is still in the mid 80s.
    (There's a cold snap)
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    All the best for the upcoming huge poop. You got some great advice!
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Any update?
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    Take your tortoise on a car ride for about 20 minutes. Just make sure he's in a box so you don't get poop all over your seats.
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    I can vouch for the car ride!
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    Wherethetortiroam Active Member 5 Year Member

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    We've had a Major break through yesterday morning!

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    Wherethetortiroam Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks for all the advise folks!

    What ended it all was this fancy baby food. Just about a 1/3 of the content as a snack and the next morning while roaming out came the letter "y"

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    Cod liver oil on some food should help as well besides being healthy to eat.
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    I soak my RF every 2 days in forced hydration.
    He poops every time in the water after 20-30 min.
    No RF can resist pooping in the water.
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    Mine has only been with me for 2 months so is 4 months old redfoot. He gets soaked every day and so far always poops in the water. Also empties when he travels like yours. He has pooped in his food bowl or in the substrate a few times but really seems the warm water gets him going.
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