pet health


Question by  jojogeorge (53)

What are common illnesses in Russian Tortoise?

I have a pet Russian Tortoise who seems kind of sluggish lately, I am concerned that he may be getting sick.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

One common illness will be parasites,it will affect its feces. Another is metabolic bone disease,which is a nutritional problem. We know tortoise have strong shell and will need huge calcium.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Make sure the housing is clean and at 85F (drop a few degrees at night)Housing should be humid at one end(up to 70%) No humidity can dehydrate a tortoise. Have the vet check fecal matter for parasites. If the tortoise is sick the vet may recommend a vitamin B injection.


Answer by  babyjames (0)

i have a russian tortise whos shell at the back is turning upand starting to crack?

posted by Anonymous
Get it to a vet now  add a comment
Reply by paige76 (2):
I was feeding my Russian Tortoise today and after it took two bites water came out of his nose and mouth. what does this mean?  add a comment
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