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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and have worked with Reptiles over 40 tears.
Can you tell me where she is Housed?
If housed inside can you tell me if you have a UVB light, age of bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?
Has she been passing stool and urates?
If you press the back foot can you get a pain reaction?
How old is the UVB bulb?
Have you used any supplements?
Have you tried a warm soak?
Do you fed any vehhies other than romaine?
The diet wsa not very good. Star tortoises are grazers and need grass hays and weeds for a proper diet. Romaine did not contain enough nutrients for the totoise. Spinach binds calcium so that could also have played a role in what has happened. The fact her etes were sunkenin in ,eans she was very dehydrated. If you are not getting a pain reaction, I have to be honest, I believe she is gone. Tortoise are predisposed to Kidney disease. When diet is in approiate, it can push the bounderies and that may have been an undetected issue that eventually cuased her demise, I am so sorry, from what you have told me I belive she is gone.
The hardest answer to give is to tell someone their beloved Pet has crossed to the Rainbow bridge. I am so sorry. My condolences.