My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for over 35 years and have worked with Reptiles for over 40 years.
Is the tortoise howused in a tank or in a tortoise table?
UVB bulb, strength, age, brand?
Did you run your UVB through Hibernation?
any runny nose, eyes or open mouth breathing?
Any softening of the shell?
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The first issue she should not be in a tank. They can cause Respiratory issues as well as Fungal infections.
The UVB should be changed every 6 months. I recommend the Reptisun 10.0 by Zoomed.
The diet of spinach and Kale can be problemmatic since they bind calcium. YOu are better with Dandelion greens and flowers, escarole, curly ebdives, collard greens, and
You should have a calcium block or cuttle bone in the enclosure to help with the over bite of the beak.
If you have not done so, I would get the tortoise in a nice 20 min soak.
If you feel he has lost Muscle mass, it is wise to have a Vet check. I would be happy to locate some for you with a State. I do recommend you consider a tortoise table and a New UVB if over 6 moths.
One other thing is great to add to the diet is Oxbow Salad stye which is a grass hay and weed blend specialy formulated for tortises to give them needed fiber.
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