sick desert tortoise

by denise
(Tucson, az)

my family was asked if we would like to have two more desert tortoise, and we said yes. When they were brought over tonight they are obviously very sick. They can barely walk, one keeps its eyes closed and had white diarreha. We have been soaking them in water, any other suggestions. It Friday and no Vets are available

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Jul 03, 2010
Sick Pets
by: Shelly

It sounds like you have experience with tortoises already. If so, carry on as you would with any healthy tortoise until you can get to a vet. These are not well animals.

You may need to made food easier to eat by cutting it smaller, etc.

Also, keep these away from any other tortoises you have.

Keep it slow and steady.

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