Nigel seems sick..... please help?

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Maggie Cummings

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Must be the season, I have a small one who is off her feed also. 2 weeks ago she had clear bubbles from her nose, so I injected her with Naxcel for 10 days. The whole time she was eating and acting normal...Now she hasn't eaten for 2 days and while I know that's not a long time for a healthy heavy tort to miss eating, it's not like her as she's always been a chow hound. I'm hoping it's just the transition to the new tort table and I will continue doing what I do..stressing on it, I figure she's eat soon...But I am SO obsessive about it! I just hate it when one stops eating...
 

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Awww Maggie. Is that the tort table you are still working on the temperature? I wouldn't be surprised if she could sense your stress or something!
 
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Yes, it's her tort table. I am seriously stressed as she is one of my favorite tortoises. I have raised her from a hatchling and she in now 4 years..
 

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Meg, I am sorry that Nigel was not feeling good but I am glad she is doing better.
Maggie, I am so sorry that your little favorite one stop eating.

Please both of you, keep us updated.
 

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Well, I changed Nigel's enclosure (again).....I'll post pics of that soon. He seemed to be having troubles with all of corners in the two-bin enclosure. I had to put rocks in the corners by his pipe, he kept getting "stuck" almost. I've heard that torts can walk backwards, but I have never seen him do it!

Anyways, back to illness updates!

This morning, Nigel was up at about at 9:15ish, and rushed right over for breakfast when I began setting it down. His slate was clean when I got home.

Reid also said he was very active in his new home, cruising around today for awhile before bedding down, and yesterday he was "tunneling".

Tonight when I got home, he was bedded down inside of his log hide, which he usually avoided, but now seems to like! :p

All and all he is almost completely his normal self. He's still a little moody with me though! Must be all of those soakings! But I've started finely shredding carrot into the bath water to entice him to sit still longer lol :p

Maggie, how is your baby doing?
 

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Meg glad to hear a good update on Nigel. Sounds like he is getting back to his old self Yay ! :) .
Maggie hows your little one doing, update please.
 
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