Box Turtle Has Blood in Urine

by Racquel Mensinger
(Hazleton, PA)

I have a 15 year old box turtle who has never been a very good eater. In fact, for the past few years, we've been hand-feeding him through a syringe. Last night he was soaking in a basin of warm water and suddenly there was a huge amount of blood in the water! I was so upset and I didn't know what to do. I examined him and nothing was different on the outside so it must have come from inside. I am so worried about him and my vet won't be in his office until after the weekend. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Dec 06, 2010
Box Turtle
by: Anonymous

I can only imagine how scared you must feel, I have 13 Tortoises and I love each of them so very much. I live in a large city and we have a 24 hour Emergency Vet clinic near by. You may have one in your area. I would check with your Vet tomorrow and see if they have an emergency phone line that you could call in the event, God forbid this should happen again. I do hope your Tort will be fine and my thoughts will be with him and you, until you can get this little guy in to be seen.Blessings to you both!

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