Nefti the Oiled Tortoise - BEFORE and AFTER

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Baku Steve

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Here's some pics of poor Nefti as we found him before the de-oiling, and also a pic of a typical Soviet era oil well in Nefti's habitat.

And then a couple of pics of him all cleaned up.

You can see the damage on his shell in the AFTER photos

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He looks good. The shell should heal well.
 

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Its hard to tell from the picture, but I don't think you have anything to worry about with the crack in the shell. It doesn't look like it goes deep into the flesh. If you notice flies hanging around it, then you know I'm wrong in my assessment.

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Good job! So glad you came upon him.
 

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Ahh that is so pitiful and sad that they leave those oil wells like that to soak into the Earth. Thats a very lucky tort that you came along and cared enough to clean him up.
 

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Steve, your cleanup is impressive. That is one lucky tort and your one special guy for caring for him.


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I recently took on two tortoises that had been regularly oiled for many years by their previous owners. It's proving a formidable task to remove it. The shells have become brittle and prone to cracking along the edges and one will need reconstructive work at the vets eventually. if only they had been left alone they would have been beautiful tortoises now.
I don't want to hijack Steve's thread, so can I ask a really big favor of you? I would love to hear (and see) more of this case. Would you be generous with us and create another thread about the two your working with? Please. Like I would like to know why did they get regularly oiled? What kind of oil?
 

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Great job getting all the crud off him. That is REALLY cool of you to have rescued him!
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What a lucky tort to have fallen into your caring hands. What a great job cleaning him up.
Thanks for sharing his story and pics with us.
 
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