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Starvation/malnutrition effects in tortoises?

Toddrickfl1

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Nope but I'm going back to my mom's friend house this week. Or maybe in the weekend. The one in the picture weights 1.2 kgs.
Couldn't weight the other one. But I will next time I go there.
Yup probably because where they live is quite cold (14° C) it's a mountain... And they(owners) don't pay attention if its cold or not... maybe that's why they are pyramiding?
Keto was beginning to pyramiding when I got him but i stopped it by raising humidity in his enclosure also by keeping him in warmest place of my apartment.
Also diet might be a factor... cause they only get lettuce.
Ahh I didn't take elevation into a factor. That makes sense.
 

Ketta

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Ahh I didn't take elevation into a factor. That makes sense.
I lives in a mountain too but here temps are 26°-30° C during the day and 18-20° C at night.
Compared with the 14°C during the day at my mom's friend house.
It's much better temps here at my house.
 

TortiMom96

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Another thing you can do to help with stress/ dehydration and vitamins is get organic carrot juice (my local publix has it) and do a 1:1 ratio with either spring or well water and give keto a nice good soak every other day for a while. My babies dont really like to eat carrot so i force it with a bath because they do need it.
 

Ketta

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Another thing you can do to help with stress/ dehydration and vitamins is get organic carrot juice (my local publix has it) and do a 1:1 ratio with either spring or well water and give keto a nice good soak every other day for a while. My babies dont really like to eat carrot so i force it with a bath because they do need it.
Mmm I don't have organic carrot juice because I don't lives in USA...
 
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