My sulcate turtle ( 60 lbs) got flipped on its back by the larger sulcate. We found her and flipped her right side up -

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Customer: my sulcate turtle ( 60 lbs) got flipped on its back by the larger sulcate.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the turtle?
Customer: we found her and flipped her right side up - she had a neck bite but seemed OK, but the next day she was catatonic.
JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you.
Customer: I took her inside and did a warm bath with betadine- she is in a room at 85 degrees and is covered in warm blankets. there is some movement such as her neck has come out of her shell - her eyes are still closed
JA: What is the turtle's name and age?
Customer: she is a rescue - she weighs about 60 lbs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the turtle?
Customer: not at this time- I have had rescued desert tortoises for over 40 years - sulcate are different
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for35 years and have worked with Reptiles over 49 years.

How is the tortoise doing now? Is it eating?

Any breathing issues?

Is itable to move normally?

Joan

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the tortoise is not eating or moving - it is cationic. Like it is like it is in deep hibernation. its legas are still in the shell, but today the neck came out - the eyes are still closed. the legs are still supple
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this is not an answer, but a repeat of the questions to which I supplied earlier. If you do not know, just say so

I am afraid I may not be able to help, so I am opening to other Experts.

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