whistling, squeaking and an introduction

B.R - Sherman

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Mar 10, 2020
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Hi. Im a first time tortoise owner (Call me Ben) and I live in the UK

I got my Hermanns tortoise "Sherman" a year ago for my birthday, and he's been fine. I just noticed recently that he's squeaking and whistling sometimes. His squeaking is kind of a rarity, but i hear a faint whistling when he breathes. I searched online and common questions are if there is discharge from the eyes or nose (none visible) or about their diet. Sherman eats leafy greens that i always check are okay using the app "tortoise table" on my phone.I also sprinkle calcium powder on his foods sometimes to ensure he has a healthy nutrient intake. Overall he seems fine, all i know he doesn't like is baths which seems common amongst other baby tortoises (he's under a year old) any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Yvonne G

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Jan 23, 2008
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Clovis, CA
Hi, and welcome!

It might be as simple as a bit of food stuck in the nares. Just make sure the temperature is as it is supposed to be for your species of tortoise. R.I. usually happens when they're too cold.

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