What happened to my tortoise?
I live in Phoenix and it was 106 degrees today. My tortoise is only a year and a half old. He lives inside. He was scrathcing at his cage today so I had my son put him outside. We always do this. He has not been drinking his water when I bath him. I have been feeding him his green leafy vegetables but ice buerg lettuce too in hopes that he takes in some water that way.
I went to bring him inside this evening and he was sleeping and not responsive to my touh. I put him in some water to arouse and wake him. Nothing happened. I started checking his little legs and they are stiff. I am pretty sure he is dead. What happened to him?
There is nothing wrong with his shell and the vet seen him about 6 months ago and said he looked great. He hasn't changed any. Did the heat get to him and if so why? He has been outside in the sun numerous times.
I am so sad and I am terrified to let my other tortoise go outside now.