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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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My tortoise seems to be very lethargic. He not lifting his head up and walking around in circles. He also won't open his eyes. I know everyone is going to say take him to the vet, but I have. Twice. They said he seems fine. So I need to know if this has happened to anyone elses tortoise. I soak him every other day and I had to open his mouth and force feed him today.

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Try a different vet. Make sure you see one who's experienced with reptiles (just because they'll see reptiles doesn't mean they're experienced with them). Call around.

What's his set-up like?




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Steph is absolutely right. If you think your animal is sick and the vet can't find a problem, ...time for a new vet. You are paying a lot of money for your animal's health care, get satisfation.



Are you still keeping him on a wood/bark substrate? I'd be very concerned about a blockage or impaction.



Is/has he been pooping regularly?



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