5 Year Member
- Oct 7, 2011
My 3 year old leopard tortoise, Koopa, is sick. He has been sick for a few months. He is wheezing and occasionally bubbles with come out of his nose. He is very sedentary and spending most of his time under the heat light or in sleeping in his cave. His enclosure is custom built. It's 5ft long and 4 foot wide with a special hideaway that he can sleep in. I replaced my heat bulb with a brand new one in case that was the problem. When I soak him he does nothing. Just sits there curled up in his shell. I thought that he was being picked on by his two cage mates who are perfectly healthy. So I decided to downsize my collection. I have re-homed all of them except Koopa. I took him to an exotic vet clinic and was given an antibiotic to inject for 3 weeks for his respiratory infection. He seemed to do better at first but the wheezing has come back. The vet also diagnosed him with pin worms. Since he is a leopard, giving him oral meds is nearly impossible by force. And he does not hand feed from me. So I gave him a tomato with panacur in it and hoped for the best. I guess I am at a loss. The vet I took him too is so expensive that I am not too excited to take him back there. Any advice on what to try next?