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Aldabra Tortoise **Sniff Sniff**

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Posted by: Tortoise_MATT at Sun Jan 31 22:40:23 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tortoise_MATT ]  
   

Good evening everyone, I'm a long-time fan, but first-time poster. I'm concerned about my two-year old Aldabra.

He is about two years old and has been kept outside year-round. He has a large heated doghouse with a mercury vapor bulb available in fall-spring. Daytime highs of at least 70 inside with low Texas humidity. I brought him inside mid-December when I noticed a very mild runny nose and figured he had a chilly night. The discharge was clear and was bubbling just a little bit and making some wheezing noise. It cleared up after about a day or two indoors with 80 degree temps, 40-50% humidity. In the month and a half indoors it has re-occurred twice very briefly (about a day). He appears healthy in every other way; very active, normal thermo-regulating behavior, very hungry, good scute growth, etc. His cage-mate aldabra has not shown any symptoms, but is now separated. Under my care he has not been exposed to any other tortoises, equipment used on other tortoises, etc...

My question: Does anyone else have tortoises with the occasional runny nose? I've heard other people mention that their tortoises sometimes have a bubbly nose, but all the books and online articles suggest that I should rush him immediately to a reptile vet. What should I do?


   

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