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Pregnant horsfield tortoise

Discussion in 'Turtles and Tortoises' started by Tracey Brown, Apr 18, 2019.


  1. Tracey Brown

    Tracey Brown PetForums Newbie

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    I need urgently advice, my tortoises came out of hibernation about a month ago, last few days not eating or moving. Took her to the vet useless and had a xray she has 8 eggs but she is too weak to lay, she is not eating. What shall we do, I can’t give up on her
     
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    surely the vet gave you advice
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    put you in touch with a specialist
    they would surely be negligent if they didnt ( wouldnt they?)
     
  3. Tracey Brown

    Tracey Brown PetForums Newbie

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    Not really, they want to put her to sleep, but surely we need to try and get her strength up so she can lay the eggs naturally. Over the Easter break they was only going to check on her one a day.
     
  4. Tracey Brown

    Tracey Brown PetForums Newbie

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    Going to ask Pets at home tomorrow for advice to see if they can help
     
  5. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    good luck, the assistants in those shops know nothing about the aimals they sell
    i dont hold out much hope for a tortoise specialist

    are you on fb? could you ask on there if there are any tortoise keepers near you?
     
  6. Tracey Brown

    Tracey Brown PetForums Newbie

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    No I will ask the vet in pets at home
     
  7. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    Fair enough, your tortoise, your choice
     
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  9. Tracey Brown

    Tracey Brown PetForums Newbie

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    I have done all that, tortoise club in Norfolk have been really helpful. Taking her to a specialist in Swindon today
     
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