swollen neck and bluish color

by rahul



Hi my star tortoise has gone into hibernation last week. He has swollen eyes and also his neck is swollen. He sometimes changes his position like moving neck outward or moving it back inward. Also the neck is having a bluish coloration. He is peeing alot with very dirty smell almost everyday. Can you help. please. As there is no vet available in the region to treat turtles and tortoises, it would be helpful if you could give the name and dosage of salts/medicines to be given to him and how. Also we tried waking him up. But he isnt waking also. SO if needed, suggest ways to take him out of hibernation stage also. Thanks in advance. i am attaching a picture of him. He is in real bad shape.please help ASAP.

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Dec 24, 2009
is it dead?
by: Anonymous

How do i know if my star tortoise is dead?

Its shell has suddenly becum very soft almost like rubber. I dnt want it to die. Please help.
Also a blood like clot was dere on its left eye this morning.

Dec 23, 2009
Indian Star Tortoise
by: Shelly

A star tortoise does not hibernate.

Only a vet can tell you what the problem is after seeing the animal.

I found this site on the Internet. The breeder might offer you some advice.

Keep it slow and steady.

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