I did make position for her for easy poop . It’s really work

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Last month I found my Aldabra sick . She is not eat for 4 days. She won’t eat because , she cannot poop for 2 weeks ..What can I do?? I did make position to make her easy poop .. and after 1 hour . She is poop . Too many gas into her stomach.. IMG_0653.jpg
 

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The big tortoise species need to be able to do a lot of walking in order to keep the digestive tract working. Water/hydration and excercise! Just what the doctor ordered.
 

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Last month I found my Aldabra sick . She is not eat for 4 days. She won’t eat because , she cannot poop for 2 weeks ..What can I do?? I did make position to make her easy poop .. and after 1 hour . She is poop . Too many gas into her stomach.. View attachment 229639

Cute dog in the back ground there! Do the tortoise and the dog get along? Are they friends?
 

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Last month I found my Aldabra sick . She is not eat for 4 days. She won’t eat because , she cannot poop for 2 weeks
Do you know what made it sick?

Can you remember what you were feeding it just before it got sick?

What is its usual diet?
 

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The big tortoise species need to be able to do a lot of walking in order to keep the digestive tract working. Water/hydration and excercise!
~ If you keep her in a cage like your dog in the background, no wonder!
 

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Hey Enihem,

I was thinking about you today :)

How is the tortoise doing? The vegetables you are feeding her "kang kung" is known as a water spinach.

What I think would be useful is to mix in some dark green leaves and grasses. If you can get hibiscus leaves where you are, try that. The Aldabras LOVE them. They are green, and lead to perfect poops, especially if you can get the tortoise onto some grass every day. Do you have a grassy patch?

If you mix the diet up so it's alot of grasses/hay and plant leaves (not vegetables like Kang Kung), and then get the tortoise to exercise a bit daily- give it some room to walk, I think that is what will help.

One last thing, if I soak my tortoises for an hour they poop. If I soak them for 45 minutes they do not. Soaking in warm water for a long time works!

Please let us know how you are doing?
 
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