help,
my tortoise has a cold, how can I cure it?
Rgds
Matt W
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help, my tortoise has a cold, how can I cure it? Rgds Matt W

It's not a cold, it's probably a respiratory infection. Get it to a VETERINARIAN ASAP and he will diagnose what you are doing wrong and medication to fix him up. You will have to change how you're keeping him or he'll get sick again.
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help, my tortoise has a cold, how can I cure it? Rgds Matt W

Cleopatra (a California desert tortoise, registered with the State Dept of Fish & Game) woke from hibernation one year with a "cold". Her appetite was poor, and she was blowing bubbles through her nose. It was pneumonia!
We took her to a vet. He gave us ampoules of antibiotics, a couple of syringes, and some extra needles. While my wife held Cleo, I had to give her a shot through the thin skin of her hind leg every few days for several weeks. We kept her indoors until summer, letting her sleep on a heating pad set to low warmth. The following winter, we again kept her indoors to prevent her from hibernating, feeding her and cleaning up after her.

That was about 20 years ago. Cleo is still with us, still eating rose petals in the garden and trimming the lawn.
YES, you must quickly take your tortoise to a veterinarian.

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The odds are slim it will survive. Even if you take it to the vet, it will cost you at least $100. in medicine plus vet fees. I would suggest that you list it on some classified ad in a reptiles forum and sell it to someone else and at least you can buy a new healthy one with the money.

George
Up the heat, humidity, and food intake.
Then take it to a vet.
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The odds are slim it will survive. Even if you take it to the vet, it will cost you at least $100. in medicine plus vet fees. I would suggest that you list it on some classified ad in a reptiles forum and sell it to someone else and at least you can buy a new healthy one with the money.
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The odds are slim it will survive. Even if you take it to the vet, it will cost you at ... new healthy one with the money. 00zeros00 Ben? Julian? later, the Snake Whisperer Teach the Children "Back to The Garden"

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The odds are slim it will survive. Even if you take it to the vet, it will cost you at least $100. in medicine plus vet fees. I would suggest that you list it on some classified ad in a reptiles forum and sell it to someone else and at least you can buy a new healthy one with the money.
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What a charming idea, list it on a pet forum, dump it off on someone who wants a tortoise, who can then either find a vet and pay through the nose to save it or lose it, with no experience with how to give prescribed treatments, and then will never buy another, or certainly not from a pet forum or classified ads or probably from a reputable breeder, either, as how would a novice know the difference?

Free enterprise, how marvellous!!
You should eat it instead.
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