unusual behaviour of my Star Tortoise (please help)

by Jo
(Malaysia )

Hello, I have a 5 year old Star Tortoise, and he hasn't been eating lately. He hasn't been moving around much too and he has never been this inactive. He seems to hide in his shell, sleeping most of the time. Oh and I've noticed that he hasn't been pooping lately too. This happened just a few days ago, and I'm wondering if it's indigestion or if I have overfed him. This may sound absurd, but is it possible that he may be depressed of a recent death of another pet(a small chicken) of mine? They were seriously quite close.

Can you please tell me what wrong's with my tortoise? Would really appreciate it.
Thank you so much.

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Nov 30, 2009
by: Jo

Oh, I will take that into consideration. Thank you so much!

Nov 29, 2009
Star Tortoise
by: Shelly

You might be right about your star tortoise being lonely. This is one tortoise that does well with a buddy. Do not, however, mix a star with other tortoise breeds because they have different immunities. Another star tortoise might be called for. Or maybe another chicken, although there is no guarantee the new chicken will like a tortoise.

It is also possible that your tortoise is ill. A trip to the vet could be worthwhile.

Keep it slow and steady.

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