cracked shell

by Christian
(Woodstock Georgia, U.S.)

my pet Russian tortoise is about 11 years old and 6 inches long. today, she fell off of a wall and now there is a small crack in the lower left side of her shell, just behind the front left arm. the crack is about one inch long, and there is a small amount of blood coming out of a small part of it. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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Feb 21, 2010
cracked tortoise shell
by: Shelly

You need to take your pet to the vet. The blood shows that there is at least some internal injury. A vet can clean the wound, give any medication necessary, and if needed, can repair the shell.

None of those jobs is for an amateur.

Keep it slow and steady.

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