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65 African sulcata Tortoise : Where does the tortoise seem

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65 African sulcata Tortoise
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the reptile?
JA: Where does the tortoise seem to hurt?
Customer: I think he has something stuck in his throat
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: He is eating less and I normally can't hear him breath but I can today and he hasn't been eating or coming out the last 2 days
JA: What is the tortoise's name?
Customer: Dude
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dude?
Customer: I gave him Carrots the other day but I cut them small so he wouldn't have a hard time I think it could be a carrot
JA: Is Dude bleeding a lot?
Customer: No I don't see any blood
JA: Phew. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.

Van you open the mouth and look in?

Has there been any bubbles out the nose or mouth?

Any coughing or wheezing?

Is the neck outstretched?

Any opening the mouth like trying to clear the throat?