5 Year Member
- Oct 15, 2010
I was given a beautiful marbled cherryhead that was sick. We have an excellent exotic vet so I took it to get a stool sample and blood check and there doesn't seem to be anything major wrong. The vet has kept the tortoise for over a month on two separate occasions and with forced feedings, antibiotics, he or she starts doing better and eating on it's own but as soon as I get the tortoise home over time it progressively does worse again. My husband is cutting me off as far as paying more vet bills but I hate to see such a beauty be lost. I know at the vet it gets daily attention and maybe because I am only soaking it 3 times a week it isn't getting enough daily care to nurse it back to health. I am finishing my graduate degree and have been very busy. Anyway, If anyone wants to take over it's care you will be rewarded with a beautiful cherryhead if it pulls through. nice dark red head dark shell and contrasting large areas of white marbling but the last couple days it is not eating again and it moves away from it light. it will drink and one eye is swollen. i have eye drops and remaining baydril. I live in keller, texas in the dfw area. I am sad to lose this one but know that it needs more or is a lost cause.How do I add a picture?