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Perplexed passing of leopard Tort

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Posted by: jha5100 at Sat Nov 13 15:11:03 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jha5100 ]  
   

I have 7 leopard hatchlings that are 7 months old. I usually give them baths every other day to keep them hydrated. I also have a shallow water dish in the tank.

Due to work and un-related matters, I was unable to give my torts a bath for 3 days. Even so, fresh food and water was provided daily.

Checking on my torts mid-day...I noticed one tort in the same position that I found him in this morning...with his back facing me.

I pick him up and he is dead! Every limb including his head is fully extended and a tad bloated. His eyes are even open! It looks like he past away mid walk!!!

Has anyone had this happen to them before? What did my tort die of? Was it b/c he did not get his bath?

All of his siblings are completely heatlhy. His shell growth is perfect and he otherwise appeared to be healthy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jennifer


   

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