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Unhappy Russian Tortoise

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Posted by: ann0306 at Thu Jun 9 18:15:31 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ann0306 ]  
   

My next door neighbor has one that's pretty miserable. Doesn't eat or move around, hasn't for a good year or more. She has him set up with a basking spot of 95 and a cool side of 80 or so. He's on some kind of pellet substrate (lizard litter maybe?) and is offered romaine but not much else.

He's visiting me for a few days to see if I can fix him up (with all my tortoise knowledge- haha- I'm good with lizards and snakes, not too much chelonian experience). He looks WAY underweight and has multiple retained sheds or just really bad skin. His color also looks very yellow to me. He looks bad.

He's soaking right now. What's my next move? Thanks in advance!


   

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