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I have a baby sulcata tortoise and at first it was moving…

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I have a baby...

I have a baby sulcata tortoise and at first it was moving around a lot and now not so much....and it's not eating..eyes are closed most of the time...

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the baby's name and age?

Mickey about 3 to 4 months and I took him/ to the vet and she told me to feed it gourmet tortoise food by zoo med

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mickey?

That's about it

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Cat Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your concerns today.

I think you need to find a good reptile veterinarian that knows how to treat tortoises. Mickey may have pneumonia, &/or nutritional deficiencies involving phosphorous & calcium, maybe even Vitamin A.

You can find a specialist at www.arav.org.

What are you environmental parameters for Mickey? Temperature, humidity, lights, soaking schedule? I can help a bit, but Mickey may need antibiotics, & fluids if he is dehydrated, along with tube feeding until he starts on his own.

Please let me know.

Thank you.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Cat Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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