Noise making

by Daniel paterson

My tortoise hasn't eaten for a week now and we took it back to the pet shop as i have only had it for a week and half. They said there was nothing to worry about and it was just dehydrated so everyday i have been putting it in to the water to make sure it becomes rehydrated. It is however making a noise every now and again like a wheeze/sneeze noise. He does this when it opens its mouth and looks like its yawning. Is this anything to worry about? He isnt half as active either and spends most of the day with his eyes closed and using its front legs to scrath/wipe it's eyes. Any information would be appreciated.

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Dec 06, 2009
Tortoise noise
by: Steve Dockray

Hi Daniel, we live very near and my spur thigh tortoise is doing the same, I am concerned that we may have bought from the same shop in Rothwell? if this is the case can you contact me on

Nov 09, 2009
Sick Tortoise
by: Shelly

I'm sorry to say that your tortoise sounds like it has a respiratory problem, possibly an infection.

Of course this is just a guess on my part. It needs to see a vet.

Keep it slow and steady.

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