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Sulcata tortoise not responding to touch. Eyes open. Eyes

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Sulcata tortoise not responding to touch. Eyes open. Eyes open. He doesn't go inside his shell when I lightly touch his head. Not eating lettuce.not his usual self
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.

What type of diet do you feed the tortoise?


Where housed?

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

If you pinch the back foot, is there a pulling away or pain reflex action?

Do you give the tortoise regular soaks?