return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Birmingham - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Havre de Grace Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Port Charlotte - Nov 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fort Walton Beach - Nov. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Underground Reptiles
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Vitamin A Deficiency In Russian Tortoise

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Russian & Greek Tortoises ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Ivory Tortoise at Thu Apr 12 14:31:42 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ivory Tortoise ]  
   

In my experience vitamin “A” injections are most often fatal. I have seen tortoises a few days after an injection and their skin just sloughs off. I sell lots of my captive hatched tortoises, which are completely healthy and too many well-meaning buyers immediately take their tortoise to their local vet for a “Vet Check”. The vet says the tortoise is fine but gives a vitamin “A” injection for good measure and a few days later the tortoise is dead. If you are going to give a vitamin “A” injection you need to have a very qualified tortoise veterinarian do it as the slightest overdose will probably kill your tortoise.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  Vitamin A Deficiency In Russian Tortoise - starla_dpw, Thu Apr 5 00:31:25 2007