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Should I try to force feed

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Mum2Shelly, Nov 15, 2019.

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  1. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I doubt if you will find any hibiscus flowers blooming in Yorkshire this time of year. Be careful if you are looking at plants from garden centres, they are more likely than not to have been sprayed with pesticides or topical fertilizers etc which arent good for your tort.

    Good luck!
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    I meant - what brand of antibiotic are you using?
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    Sorry I can’t remember the name, Vets supplied pre-prepared in 10 separate syringes that we had to keep frozen. If I find paperwork I’ll post name
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    if I follow this correctly , your tortoise hasn't eaten in 3 months ? is he drinking ? anorexic animals are often dehydrated , which makes them less likely to eat , which progresses to the inevitable ……… you may consider sub q fluids and a vitamin b complex injection ……… both can stimulate eating , at least from what I've seen ……. I do agree with what was said about an initial cause , you need to solve that …….. the antibiotics initially getting a result , could be the initial cause was not addressed , or the infection was a secondary issue ……...
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    Any update?
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    No change, we,ve tried different food. Regular baths, he did poop after 1 bath but other than that no improvement. He’s booked into Vets for tomorrow so fingers crossed for that
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    If you believe that your vet turns out to be any good, make sure to post his or her name and location in a post so that one of our administrators can ad it to our ever growing world wide vets list.
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