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RE: Sick Redfoot?

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Posted by: amazoa at Fri May 11 13:45:31 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by amazoa ]  
   

Not sure why he is not feeling well but I would suggest the following:

1. Raise the humidity by adding plenty of moistened Spagnum
Moss at one end of the enclosure. I use the Orchid Spanum
Moss that Home Depot Sells...it is a cleaner thicker moss
that holds humidity well.
2. Place a Human heating pad under your enclosure on low or
medium setting on that same end with the moss. Monitor
closely the heat level making sure the moss does not dry
out (so mist as needed)
3. Continue to soak the tortoise in warm water for 15 min.
a couple of times a day.
4. For the next few days feed him Romaine it flushes the tor-
toise out much better then collards or turnip greens do.

5. Of course if he continues downward get to a vet----

NOTE: I have helped many of mine by doing the following:

Flagyl (metronidazole) 150 mg/kg PO weekly (per Melissa
Kaplans Reptile Dosage page)

I have bought this in the past in the Pet Fish Medication
section and put the appropriate dosage indicated above
in a sweet potatoe-----Good Luck - Richard


-----
Richard -amazoa-

"Changes in behavior occur when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change."


   

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