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resperatoty infection, old tortoise.

Discussion in 'Turtles and Tortoises' started by shellman, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. shellman

    shellman PetForums Newbie

    Sep 4, 2019
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    I have had my tortoise ROSIE for 40 years, and she was the
    same size when i bought her, so could be 50, 60, 70.
    she is a mediterranean tortoise of type commonly imported
    in the 70s. She has a resperatory infecton, displaying bubbles
    from her nose and mouth. This started in july, so i took her to
    the vets, who gave her an antibiotic and some follow up
    medicine, which i duly gave her. Its now the beginning of
    September, and there is no improvement. She is sluggish, and still not eating. I suppose the logical thing to do is to
    go back to the vets, but Its a distance away, and I cant see
    any reason why it should work this time. She lives in the
    garden, and hibernates in the shed in the winter, normally
    mid- late October. She hasnt eaten for 6-8 weeks, so with
    that, and the infection, she will not survive hibernation.
    So, what do I do? ANY help, or advice out there?
    Be very grateful for it.

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