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Our tortoise's shell was chewed overnight by our dog. We
Hello. Our tortoise's shell was chewed overnight by our dog. We normally keep them completely separate unless we are with them but the dog somehow got into the fenced-off garden area overnight. The ch… read more
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Not my pet but found a turtle on the road. She'll isn't crushed but his head seems to be a little, he's bleeding from an eye and his mouth. No one around will take him and just keep referring me to ot… read more
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I found a turtle on the road with a cracked shell and
hi I found a turtle on the road with a cracked shell and maggots on him (all very small and young maggots, no flies) I took him home and tried to flush the wounds with water and hydrogen peroxide. I w… read more
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Our Russian tortoises shell cracked on the lower side and is
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Found a turtle in the road with a cracked shell, up towards his head. He's still alive, I put him in the tub with lukewarm water and put some silvadene in the crack, anything else I can do? I suspect … read more
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Anna
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I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full
I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full grown either. I think it is a box turtle. It has a crack on the back end of its shell and then is cut between bottom and top she'll about… read more
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We found a tortiose in the road today, upside down. My husband
We found a tortiose in the road today, upside down. My husband brought it home because it was bleeding. We use to have a Sulcata for years, until she ran away. I cleaned her up, and the bleeding has s… read more
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I found my sons solcotta tortoise on his back this morning
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Anna
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Our russian tortoise has just recently started making a lot
Our russian tortoise has just recently started making a lot of noises. Sometimes it sounds like squeaking. Other times it almost sounds like a meow. I don't notice anything else strange about his beha… read more
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her front it is very small but not sure what to do… read more
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
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I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor
I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor (about 3 feet). A rsounding thud. He seems to resond to touching paw but very much into his shell. I have him on a heating pad. An… read more
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i have a four year old sulcata tortoise, during the good weather
i have a four year old sulcata tortoise, during the good weather she wanders in the garden, but has damaged her upper shell at the front, one piece has come off and two others above are sounding hollo… read more
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I found an eastern box turtle on the street. She has been
I found an eastern box turtle on the street. She has been hit by a car and her shell is cracked. I have put her in a box located in a dark place and put honey on her wounds. I read that online. She is… read more
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I am an American living in Macedonia with no reptile vets here.
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his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shell
I am worried about my Herman tortoise. He's been in hibernation in a box in my garage since the middle of November. We have checked on him and his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shel… read more
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car. His front leg is partially amputated-it appears when he was hit his shell closed on his front leg almost cutting it off. I have no idea h… read more
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clipped..auto resulting in an obvious broken righ rear leg..bleeding
A couple of hours ago I found an american box turtle on the road. It had been clipped by an auto resulting in an obvious broken righ rear leg and also a broken shell at the seam between the top and bo… read more
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