what would make my tortoise poop?

would it be ok if i give one of my tortoises detox? one of my tortoises hasnt been eating lately and i think its because it hasnt been able to poop out the last batch of food it ate. i want to give my tortoise detox so it would be able to poop. (detox cleans your body then makes you poop out the waste)but im not sure if the detox will kill my tortoise. i need help.

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Aug 29, 2021
Tortoise not pooping
by: Shelly

If a tortoise is not popping, try giving the tortoise a soak.

Lukewarm water that comes just to the bottom of the shell.

30 minutes or more might be necessary.

This is something you should do regularly in any case.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jul 10, 2021
Help me, my tortoise is not pooping
by: Anonymous

My tortoise is not pooping plzz help me to get him poop, i am very worrid about him plzz tell

May 26, 2020
Not pooping
by: Anonymous

My star tortoise is not pooping from last 6 days but he is eating cucumber don't know what to do?

Reply from Shelly

Put the animal in lukewarm water up to the bottom of the shell and let it soak for a few minutes. Do this every day at last once. If it nothing happens in a day or two, please see a vet.

Keep it slow and steady.

Aug 11, 2018
My tortoise won't poop
by: Anonymous

Hi my star tortoise is eating regularly even seems to be normal but he is not pooping since last 3-4 days... I don't know what to do... Please help

Jul 19, 2018
star tortoise not poop poop
by: Anonymous

Hi, my star tortoise hasn't pooped for almost three weeks, what should I do to help him? I soak him in the warm water but no help.

Jun 06, 2018
Same problem
by: Anonymous

My tortoise is eating properly but has not pooped about a month... I soak her every day in warm water but she just urinates and does not poop

Feb 11, 2018
star tortoise poop problem.
by: Anonymous

My star tortoise is also not doin poop properly since 2-3 day but eating food properly,that's why I don't know what to do.I also giving him bath in warm water twice a day .please suggest me some remedy which I can do at home.

Aug 31, 2011
ask an expert
by: Anonymous

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Aug 31, 2011
My tortoise too..
by: Sandy

Dear Tortoise expert,

My star tortoise has exactly the same problem. Not eating well and not pooping for almost a month. Once a week i'll soak my tortoise in warm water and it usually will defecate. But it hasn't done so for almost a month.

As star tortoise is illegal as pet in my country, i can't bring it to see a vet and i doubt anyone is reptile expert as well.

Is there any home-made remedy? Pls help.

Jul 02, 2011
by: Anonymous

tortoise expert, i did soak my tortoise in warm water already, but he didnt poop. i wont think of giving im any detox due to your suggestions. he didnt eat for the last 4 weeks approximately, but now hes starting to eat a little carrots.

Jul 01, 2011
by: tortoise expert

bring him to a vet! do not do anything you are un sure of!!! have you tried soaking him in warmihs water!!???

Jun 29, 2011
by: Anonymous

i wouldn't, try some timothy hay

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