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My russian tortoise was lost outside 2 weeks and

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my russian tortoise was lost outside for about 2 weeks and just returned to my yard today. He's very dirty and when I picked him up he pooped everywhere, more than I have ever seen him do. It was almost like diarrhea and towards the end just thick black water. Could he be sick? Dehydrated?
Submitted: 5 months ago via TotallyTortoise.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 5 months ago.
Hello,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and Reptile rescue.Did the tortoise pass any Urates?How does his shell look?Joan