Sulcata Tortoise carapace repair

by Dwayne Ball
(Surprise AZ)

I have a Sulcata Tortoise and my dog chewed two one inch holes in the shell on top right above the head and the tortus is about 3 years old and it is oozing a little blood can I stop the blood by packing the holes with flour and then cover the hole with duck tape?

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Dec 16, 2009
Tortoise Shell Hole
by: Anonymous

No, no, no!

You will infect the wound and the tortoise will be very, very ill.

A hole in the shell needs to be cleaned by a vet and then the hole needs to be repaired.

Keep it slow and steady.

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