Russian Tortoise Emergency

by nicole
(weymouth, mas, usa)

my russian tortiose is not moving and it won't open her eyes but she is breathing she is only 3 years old she is from the wild but i got her from the pet store she's been like that for 4 days straight and she hasn't been eating ever since what should we do

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Mar 21, 2009
by: Anonymous

It is most likely stressed out by it's new environment. Tortoises are used to roaming, basking, and burrowing outdoors. They are also solitary creatures. If you handle them a lot it will stress them out too. I would recommend that you check to see if she has the right accommodations, and don't handle too much. Still offer food daily. There could be a lot of reasons why she is sick. Since it was wild, you need to go to the vet and get a fecal test done to ensure she doesn't have any worms or bacteria.

Mar 19, 2009
Russian Tortoise needs a vet
by: Anonymous

Your tortoise needs to see a vet.

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