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My Tortoise isn't eating and has a stone impaction.

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My Tortoise isn't eating and has a white stone impaction.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the tortoise's name and age?
Customer: Roadrunner 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Roadrunner?
Customer: We just noticed today as we soaked him. But he hasn't eaten in a few days which is very unusual for him.
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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.

Can you tell me what type of tortoise you have?



Where housed?

If inside do you have a UVB bulb, how old, linear tube or compact coil, strength and age?

Do you soak the Tortoise?