Anyone ever have to give injections to a tortoise or turtle? I've done this numerous times with snakes, a pretty easy task. But tortoises are a lot more difficult. Having to hold the tortoise and the front leg away from the injection area is difficult enough, but after the needle is in, the tortoise starts to move around and then you have to inject the medication too. I've never had to do this with a lizard, but snakes are very easy compared to the tortoise.

BTW, the tortoise has turned around 180 degrees. She's eating very well, very little RNS symptoms now, but I still have 8 more injections. So it's looking good right now. a lot better than it did a week ago!
Thanks!
Jim Smith
I've had to give it to one of my iguanas orally. Not fun. But it did the trick. I have read that Baytrill is a bit hard on the liver/kidneys. Good luck.
Anyone ever have to give injections to a tortoise or turtle? I've done this numerous times with snakes, a pretty ... more injections. So it's looking good right now. a lot better than it did a week ago! Thanks! Jim Smith

Water the Baytril in the syringe down with equivalent amount of Hartmans/Ringers, tends ease the pain. I can tell you now if the animal doesn't react to a baytril shot it's one real sick individual.