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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue?
Can you tell me where housed?
UVB, how old, liear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?
Thank-you, You did not mention The UVB light. I need this information:
The big thing I am concerned with that can affect your tortoise is the UVB light. If out of date which is 6 months or older it will affect appetite and cause lethargy . I recommend the Reptisun 10.0 linear tube. This is the most effective UVB bulb and I believe this may make a difference in what you are seein. We also see Tortoises slow down during breeding season which this is. I would try replaceing the UVB linear tube and see if it does make a difference. If it does not make a difference the next step would be a Hrp Vet for a stool sample to rule out parasites and an exam o be sure there is no blockage from the substrate. I can supply a List of Herp Vets if you tell me the area of the UK.
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