DESPERATELY NEED HELP
by Amy Havanna
Our 8 inch tortoise has gotten a piece of black nylon string somehow wrapped around his neck, and his upper neck and face is buldged and swollen.
He is still breathing ok, but he cannot eat or drink, and we are afraid the swollen face will infect if the string isn't removed soon.
We took him to the vet who was rather un helpful, but the vet told us that it was very dangerous to anethitise a tortoise, as they may retract into their shalls and die.
We have considered chloroform, as a relaxant, because it is impossible to keep the tortoise to keep his head out so we can cut the string.
If you have any helpful information, please, please help, as it is very urgent!