is it dead???

by gunjan

how do i check if my star tortoise is dead? it has not eaten since a week n is not moving at all...also his eyes hav gone inside....and what is he life span of a star tortoise?

Comments for is it dead???

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 02, 2014
Very sick tortoise
by: Anonymous

Your tortoise is very sick and MUST see a veterinarian. There are so many things that could be wrong that there is not enough space to list them all, and even if I did, it would not help because we cannot be sure what the problem is. Only a veterinarian can say for sure what is happening.

May 31, 2014
is it dead...
by: ravindra

my tortoise is not eating from past weeks . he suppose to walk like king but now days he walk very low cant understand whats wrong we called dr. hes out of town and from today morning he is not moving pls help us

Jan 02, 2011
So sorry
by: Shelly

I'm so sorry that your tortoise died. At 52 years old, it had had a good run. I hope you have pleasant memories of your time together.

Thank you for keeping us updated on what really happened. This will help other tortoise friends with similar questions.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jan 02, 2011
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for giving such a late response, but my pet was dead and we came to know this due to the foul smell coming from his body. Also it was 52 years old. Thank you so much for helping me out.

Dec 12, 2010
dead or alive
by: Anonymous

If you touch a live tortoise's foot or leg, there will be a reaction. If there is no reaction, your animal is probably dead.

If it is not dead, it needs treatment for its eyes.

The life span of an Indian star tortoise is about 30 years.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask Your Turtle or Tortoise Question.