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RE: Aldabra Tortoise **Sniff Sniff**

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Posted by: Tripletoes at Fri Feb 5 22:32:25 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tripletoes ]  
   

Well heres my 2 cents.
About the skin being dry mine i would say is pretty dry all the time but i dont really worry about it as there skin is thick and rough like an elephant. I dont really worry about moisture around the face. Its when the mouth is dry and parched looking with crust around the mouth that there is reason for concern. How do i know this? Well i forgot to check the heat house one night and the aldabra didnt make it in (the one night i dont check)to have a night of 30d weather. I brought him inside, put him on a heat mat and he made a full recovery in 24h BUT it was a close one! Also finding a vet with aldabra experince is in my area non existant. I have not had to take him yet but have discussed it with my vet. He and i have a very good relationship and are both tortoise nuts, lucky me. He has experiance with just about every reptile and turtletortoise in the world but never an Aldabra. I have called around my area trying to find an experianced Vet in the event i should ever need one but there is none. Looking in my formulary some antibiotics have specific notes for Aldabras. So i would not jump off to the vet first thing unless your Vet has a little seat time with Aldabras and dosent treat it like a Sulcata. My 2 cents.


   

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