Pooping problem

by Melissa

Hello, my name is melissa and i have a amboina box turtle and her name is Luna. I had had her for about 5 years and i've never encountered any problems with her so far. But recently, i have noticed that, there is a very weird and scary thing poking out of her anus when she poops. The first time i saw it, i thought it was her poop. It was as large as thumb and it was black and shiny. It only happens when she poops. She is eating fine, as usual, and appears to be as healthy as she was since i got her. And when i examined her after the incident, around her anus, the skin looked red, you know. I imagined she might be having a constipation problem, but so far, i've been feeding her tortoises food bought from local stores, and she has plenty of water all the time. So, im pretty worried about whats happening. All i know is that there's this black slimy thumb size thing that protrudes out of her anus whenever she poops. Her poop is normal, its dark orange colour and soft (but not watery).

Please help me, im really worried about her. Thank you guys :)

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Feb 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

you should cut it with a knife she will be fine

From Shelly

Please do NOT take this advice! If you are worried, see a vet.

Keep it slow and steady.

Feb 04, 2011
by: Anonymous

Are you sure she is really a girl, the penis comes out of the anus, tail part as well and its quite large when it comes out..He may just be coming of age...if your still worried I would advise you to contact a vet...

Feb 04, 2011
pooping problem
by: Anonymous

would ur turtle be a male maybe.take it to the vet and findout

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