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Marshall77

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My red foot has developed what looks like a cut right at the back of his head where it attaches to the soft skin on top. I can't imagine anything causing this aside from his own shell. Any thoughts? Attempting to get a picture of the wound but the phone scares him so getting a good picture of the wound has been impossible so far. I don't know if there's anything I can do other than hope it doesn't get infected and add get tortoise used to phone on the todo list.
 

Lyn W

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Does he have his own enclosure or does he share?
 

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Is there any damage or sharp or jagged parts on the torts shell that could cut it?
 

Lyn W

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Maybe @Yvonne G will be able to tell you how to treat it .
 

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Is there any damage or sharp or jagged parts on the torts shell that could cut it?
When I thought of it I thought what are the chances but then you ask the same question so I looked and yes there is a sharp spot in the right area to cut him there he is cut. Looks like I'm going to have to find a way to file it smooth. Hopefully if I only take what I have to to make it smooth I won't come up against any nerves.
 

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If it's more of a superficial wound, some regular antibiotic ointment is okay to use. If you want to pick up something specifically for animals, I like Vetericyn myself.

He all alone. The tank is to small anyway. But I need to find the money to build a bigger one. Stupid covid making life harder

I feel you there. May I suggest a grow tent? It's such a wonderful budget enclosure for (indoor) red foots.
 

Marshall77

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If it's more of a superficial wound, some regular antibiotic ointment is okay to use. If you want to pick up something specifically for animals, I like Vetericyn myself.



I feel you there. May I suggest a grow tent? It's such a wonderful budget enclosure for (indoor) red foots.
I do have a regular tent...no the fire risk is to high. I can still consider your grow tent idea though.
 
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