urgent! (split plastron)

Lyn W

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Can you post pics of his carapace as well?
 

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This is VERY serious. Tape a moist preemie diaper around him after you wash it off. You may have to cut the diaper. Keep it moist and get him to the vet ASAP.
if they don't have nappies will moist kitchen paper and cling film do if not wrapped too tightly?
 

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What is the red brick plastic thing you have there?
Don't put him back on those pellets they are too dry for any torts and go moldy.
i have him out his enclosure just held him over it to get a picture. it was just something i put in there after he was out(was clearing space on my floor to put him on a pillow). and okay i had no clue about pellets being bad as all information was telling me they were ideal
 

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i have him out his enclosure just held him over it to get a picture. it was just something i put in there after he was out(was clearing space on my floor to put him on a pillow). and okay i had no clue about pellets being bad as all information was telling me they were ideal
You've been given bad advice - as many of us to start with. Unfortunately there's a lot of old and wrong information still about and pet shops and even some breeders don't always know about correct tortoise care. This website has lots of very experienced keepers with up to date information and advice so look no further!
 

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You've been given bad advice - as many of us to start with. Unfortunately there's a lot of old and wrong information still about and pet shops and even some breeders don't always know about correct tortoise care. This website has lots of very experienced keepers with up to date information and advice so look no further!
okay. i feel terrible for listening to bad advice
 

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okay. i feel terrible for listening to bad advice
Many of us have before we found TFO.
The pillow needs to be in something that will contain the tort because if he wanders off the pillow he'll pick up dust or hairs etc off the floor on it. Also it' s colder on the floor.
 
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It might stick. The nappie material won't stick.
What about just cling film? I think I've seen that recommended for things like prolapses or penises that won't retract.
Trouble is at 2. 30 a.m UK time her options may be limited.
 

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I'm sorry I have to go now, but I'm sure you'll get better advice.
If you have any nappies in the house you can cut down to follow Yvonne's advice then do that but if not look out for further posts from her or others for alternative ideas. I can't think of anything other than cling film but it needs to be protected with something that will keep it moist but isn't going to put pressure on it.
Maybe moisten it again now and put some plastic between him and the pillow for now.
Try the vets first thing and I really hope they can do something for him. Let us know what happens.
I'll be thinking of you.
 

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okay. i feel terrible for listening to bad advice
Do you have waxed paper there? The tortoise could be put on that for the rest of the night. It won't stick to the tissue coming through the plastron. A piece of a plastic sandwich bag could also be used. Those sometimes stick a bit to the tissue, but if you gently wet the exposed tissue with a cotton swab to loosen it when you want to pick up the tortoise, that should not happen.

You could also put the tortoise in a foam egg carton to keep pressure off the belly area.

This is not a normal happening in a yearling tortoise, so I would seek veterinary help tomorrow.

Good luck!
 

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i have him out his enclosure just held him over it to get a picture. it was just something i put in there after he was out(was clearing space on my floor to put him on a pillow). and okay i had no clue about pellets being bad as all information was telling me they were ideal
Lily!!!!!! I couldnโ€™t sleep last night!!!
Thinking of you guys!!!
How is he?????
What happened at the doctors????
Are you ok?
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