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Tortise that got attacked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dustieburk, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. my tortise got attacked by my dog . It is vary bad ! his shell is cracked , some compleatly gone . Is there any thing I could do ? If not how can i put him down ? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If only his shell is injured, super glue the cracks. He may very well survive. I have seen many damaged box turtles that survived on their own.
     
  3. NancyB22000

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    I'm so sorry this happened! Is there a vet in your area who deals with tortoises? Or maybe a veterinary hospital? I think I remember seeing on TV that a turtle's shell was repaired using fiberglass or bondo - something like doing bodywork on a car. Without knowing much about the situation, I think it's at least worth a trip to the vet, if you are able to do that.

    Good luck - please let us know how you make out!!

    NancyB
     
  4. He was attacked yesterday and he hasint died yet . There is one like where you can see inside of his shell , it is like the size of a lime .
     
  5. NancyB22000

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    Well, if he's hung in there this long, I'd say he stands a chance, but I know nothing about tortoises. I think it's time to reach out to a local vet, or animal hospital - they can assess him & his injuries and would be the best ones to advise you of your options. I'm pretty sure holes in his shell can be patched, but I think it's best done by someone who knows what they are doing - the material would have to be sterile, so as not to cause infection, and you made need to give him antibiotics or pain medicine, too.

    I hope you can find a vet to help your tortoise!

    NancyB
     
  6. I dont know where he went we let him out and now hes gone . no wory because i felt bad for him . I think he mad a hole and died.
     

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