Tortoise Injury

My Desert Tortoise came out of hibination and I found him at my door with an injury on the tip of his shell.

I was at work so I don't know how many hours he was there. I believe that my dog did it.

I put Grapefruit extract in water on the sore, it is small but He isn't moving or putting his head out of the shell. I think he is alive he pulled his leg when I touched it.

I put a box with dirt in my house and put him in a quiet room what else can I do?

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Apr 04, 2010
injured tortoise
by: Anonymous

If the injury is through the shell, you'll have to see a vet to have the injury properly cleaned and tended to. The vet can repair the shell if necessary.

Good luck.

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