Why does my red foot tortoise not have a cuttlebone?

Why does my red foot tortoise not have a cuttlebone?

Calcium is very important and if your red foot tortoise doesn’t absorb enough calcium in the body, a deficiency can cause growth problems in the shell and bones. You may notice abnormal appearance in the shell and legs. By leaving a cuttlebone in the enclosure, you can reduce the risk of Metabolic Bone Disease.

Why does a red foot tortoise need exercise?

Exercise for red foots is a crucial part to their healthy well being. They need the space to roam and move around. Tortoises who do not have the room for physical activity may develop problems as basic needs are not met. There may be a few causes for eye bubbles but the main one is the air is too hot/dry in the enclosure.

What should I do if my red footed tortoise is sick?

The tortoise will also need an antibiotic, which may be given through the nose or injections. If the tortoise has a respiratory illness, you’ll want to bump the temperatures up in the enclosure to help boost the immune system. You’ll also want to make sure that you keep it hydrated. If caught early, the tortoise should have a full recovery.

Why does my red foot tortoise have an ear infection?

You’ll notice undigested food in the poo. You can add a small amount of live-cultured yogurt to the diet which will help build back the bacteria in the tortoise. Red foot tortoises can experience ear infections. It’s thought to be caused by improper husbandry. You may notice swelling in the cheek or behind the jaw. Antibiotics will be needed.

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Where did my Redfoot tortoise parents come from?

I’m going to use my adult Redfoot’s and where their parents (mine are captive bred) are from as the example. The origin country of my adults is Guyana, a country on the northeastern coast of South America. The overall topography of Guyana, as you can see from this graphic, is roughly 85% dense Tropical forest.

What kind of problems does a red footed tortoise have?

Even slight changes may signal illness. You’ll find that there are different degrees of health problems that your Red-Footed Tortoise may succumb throughout his lifetime. Minor ailments can include minor cuts and abrasions, long toenails, and a chipped, cracked, or broken beak.

What to do if your red footed tortoise breaks its beak?

If the beak cracks, becomes chipped, or breaks, it can rebuild itself over time, but you may want to consult your veterinarian if the beak is growing back abnormally, as sometimes when the beak regrows, deformities can occur and the vet will need to trim and/or shape the beak.