He's not going to eat until he can get rid of all the poop that's been backing up while his tail was stuck. Once you've freed the tail and cleaned off the cloaca, set him up in your bath tub in warm water and just leave him in there. You want him to get tired of being in there and start scrambling around trying to get out. The scrambling never fails to make them poop.Well, we really think we’re going to get it unstuck today! So yay! But he’s still not eating we’ve tried giving him everything
I've been assuming Lucky is a larger tortoise, that's why I said, "your bath tub." If he's still on the small side you can use a large plastic tub.
And yes he’s about 20-23 poundsI've been assuming Lucky is a larger tortoise, that's why I said, "your bath tub." If he's still on the small side you can use a large plastic tub.
Any chance you can get some photos of the infected area? If its too bad you may need the help of a vet.I’m so happy to inform his tail isn’t stuck anymore! But the infection got so bad that it swelled his tail and his cloaca up so he still can’t go to the bathroom! Any suggestions on how to treat a bad bacterial infection?
NO! Never in the mouth. He will aspirate the oil droplets into his lungs get pneumonia and die. They can't poop if they are not eating. You need food to poop. You are lucky you didn't kill him this time.Thank you, we had syringe so it shouldn’t have gotten in his lungs. He absolutely refuses to eat so there wasn’t any other way