5 Year Member
- Nov 17, 2013
Hopefully you won't need to go to the vet, but to answer your question about the venipuncture site for tortoises, there is a plexus of veins just under the surface of the skin between the base of the neck and the front leg on either side. This is the easiest place to get blood from a tortoise for lab work.Hi guys,
Im driving myself crazy with this tortoise. The only thing I can get him to eat is Mazuri. He does walk from where I put him to another place to stash. Doesn’t look well to me. Now I can’t tell if he looks alittle yellow. I would imagine torts can get jaundice, too?
I’m thinking I should just take him in for bloodwork and X-rays. Where do they draw blood from a tortoise? How do they give fluids? ( if at all?)