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Our 9 year old Leopard tortoise (13.5 lbs) received an
Our 9 year old Leopard tortoise (13.5 lbs) received an injection of 180 mg/ml of Danofloxacin every 48 hrs for 1 month for a respiratory infection. … read more
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Joan
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Swollen eye in our leopard tortoise. A few months old, not
Swollen eye in our leopard tortoise JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the leopard's name and age? Customer: A few months old, not sure exactly JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should b… read more
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Anna
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My tortoise appears to have sunken, closed eyes, and isn't
Hi, my tortoise appears to have sunken, closed eyes, and isn't moving … read more
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Is someone really here to talk? I walked in and my leopard
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I have a leopard tortoise very small 2.5 yrs just barely 4",
I have a leopard tortoise very small 2.5 yrs just barely 4", we have only had her for a month & from the 5th to today she has gone from 174 to 155. They get soaked 2-3 times a week, & are in a closed … read more
Anna
Anna
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Wondering what's happening with my baby leopard tortoise.
Wondering what's happening with my baby leopard tortoise. Its eyes are closed most of the time, and it seems like it has trouble opening them. It has no energy. It lives in an open tortoise table, wit… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My four month old leopard tortoise which I got 4 days ago has
My four month old leopard tortoise which I got 4 days ago has not opened its eyes at all. Why?… read more
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Joan
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We have a baby leopard tortoise, we've had him a little over
We have a baby leopard tortoise, we've had him a little over a month. I've tried everything but he rarely eats. I would guess he eats a bite of something twice a week. He does best outside foraging bu… read more
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Joan
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Hi I am looking at keeping a Tortoise but not sure how easy
Hi I am looking at keeping a Tortoise but not sure how easy they are to keep and what i would need to have and if this is the best time of year to be thinking of this i am looking at keeping 1 Leopard… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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hiya i have a leopard tortoise nearly a year now.when i bought
hiya i have a leopard tortoise nearly a year now.when i bought it till now the weight and length is still the same.i was wondering if i was doing anything wrong.it feed only on cabbage have been tryin… read more
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Joan
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Hello. I am considering obtaining a tortoise as a pet. I have
Hello. I am considering obtaining a tortoise as a pet. I have done a lot of research. So much that all the information I have learned is a bit confusing. I have the space for an outdoor enclosure, or … read more
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Joan
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My tortoise (+/- 30 years) is not walking very much any more.This
My tortoise (+/- 30 years) is not walking very much any more.This seemed to start after the winter. She did not hibernate properly. Just became more sluggish. She eats a little, drinks a little and on… read more
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Joan
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acting..seen any stools in his cage for quite a while..lack of energy
Our leopard tortoise is acting lately and had we have not seen any stools in his cage for quite a while. It is like his neck is swollen and red with one side having a bigger lump. He seems to have a l… read more
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Joan
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My leopard tortoise was missing outside for a month and was
My leopard tortoise was missing outside for a month and was returned yesterday the shell underneath is very soft and will not keep eyes open what can i do to help it. Is it going to make it I don't kn… read more
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Joan
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he rubs his eyes alot and often keeps them closed..was normal behavior
We purchased a baby Leopard tortoise 4 days ago and he rubs his eyes alot and often keeps them closed much of the time.....I was wondering if this was normal behavior or something we should be concern… read more
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Joan
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hot spot..one eye looks a liitle pink on the edges..hay in her box
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Dr. Kris
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I have just found one of my Leopard tortoises dead in the tank.
I have just found one of my Leopard tortoises dead in the tank. Her neck was fully extended and quite swollen and there was signs of blood at the sides of her mouth. Any idea wht may have happened as … read more
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Dr. D
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I Was Given A Leopard tortoise as a gift and i have no clue ...
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