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Tortoises and Impaction

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Posted by: aquakej at Fri Sep 14 11:05:47 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by aquakej ]  
   

Hello,

My boyfriend has a young sulcata tortoise and we saw him eat a big rock the other day. The rock was nearly the size of a lima bean, and the tortoise is only about 5 inches long. We're worried he might become impacted by it. Is there anything we can do to prevent this from occuring? Should we be feeding the tortoise right now, or would that make matters worse?
He swallowed the rock three or four days ago, and hasn't eaten a whole lot since. We also haven't seen him poo. Otherwise, he is acting normally enough. Any help would be appreciated!


   

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