dmmj said:I am sorry please accept my condolences, even tough words more than likely seem empty at this time. I always cringe when I see the words vitamin A shots, from all of the stories here they always seem to end bad. I believe your tortoise had a real bad beginning and as sad as it may be to hear it was only a matter of time no matter how hard you tried. It seems like you were doing great but with a bad beginning I doubt anything could have been done, when you are ready ( no rush) We have lots of leopard breeders here, please check them out when you are ready.
Thank you dmmj. It might seem too quick to some, but I will want to look into getting a new leopard once we return from Africa in July. I love all turtles and tortoises but I am just in love with the African beeds the most (and maybe the aldabras when I am rich and can house such monsters). I will want a yearling rather than a hatchling, and of course our ideal new tort be be the most beautiful and healthy tort on earth :0)
Thank you for you remarks and I am so touched by the sincerity and willingness to help of everyone on here.