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RE: Perplexed passing of leopard Tort

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Posted by: EJ at Sat Nov 13 18:22:31 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

They don't just bloat overnight... unless under a heat source is involved.

Can you provide a little history? Did you hatch them out... feeding... stuff like that?

>>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.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>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!!!
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>>Has anyone had this happen to them before? What did my tort die of? Was it b/c he did not get his bath?
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>>All of his siblings are completely heatlhy. His shell growth is perfect and he otherwise appeared to be healthy.
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>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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>>Jennifer
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