Thanks Anna, I did finally get in contact with my vet. He is the only vet in my area for tortoises so I was a bit concerned of his diagnosis. He has another antibiotic waiting for me. I would appreciate if I can provide the name once I have it. I will pick up pedialyte also. At this time I have him in his tortoise crate outside, and the temp inside the crate is between 95 and 100 degrees. He seems to be resting well in the covered area. I have another tortoise that is older and larger. She seems to be pushing him around more than usual, and that is what concerned me the most.
Good Morning, Anna. The antibiotic I received is Clindamycinin? I am to give 0.03ml once a day for 7 days.
This is not an oral antibiotic. Both antibiotics were injected intramuscularly. I added another "in" instead of "inj." Thank you for the information. I will definitely look into it. I've already given Alfie two injections; one yesterday and one today. My other tortoise, Zelda, doesn't appear to be at all aggressive towards him today. Alfie, did eat today. It wasn't as much as usual, but he did eat zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, and radish greens. Just one each, but at least I was able to see him eat.
Good Morning, Anna, I have been giving Alfie his bath soaks of Pedialyte and water. This morning, after his shot, I soaked him and this time a long white slimy substance came out along with a bowel movement. His stool has been fine, and I know that they usually release protein through their urine, but since he hasn't been eating normal, I have not seen urine. Usually, during eating, both of them pee like crazy. Could he be ridding himself of mucous in this manner? He is eating, but not his usual, as he seems ravenous, but then doesn't finish his food.
Anna, I appreciate all your help in this manner. You have helped a great deal, and I thank you. I will be rating your service, although I feel like I still need your advice through this.