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Please give me state where you live to locate some Herp Vets if Ca norther or Southern.
What type of tortoise is this?
UVB light and Basking light?
Thank-you! THis is a link for Herp Vets in NO Ca: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/califn.html
I would be cautious with Petsmart and their recommendations. I have had clients get the wrong advice about UVB lighting and have problems. Make sure you have a calcium block or a cuttle bone available to metabolize into D3 with the help of the UVB light. I recommend Reptisun 10.0 linear tube and replace every 6 months. Keep the tortoise in a tortoise table. This prevents fungal infections and respiratory issues. I susspecat a respiratory issue is what you are seeing.
We need to try taking him ina steamy bathroom to see if that helps and also need to give him a nice worm soak. We are limited at home and he will need an antibiotic so getting into the Herp Vet is a must asap.