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by ewilko93
24 Apr 2020, 10:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Spur thigh has kink in tail?

Hi Kimberley I did admit to Nina that it was my husband that took it to the vet and he has a tendency to tell me half the truth and be a bit of a tight arse when it comes to this so I'm sure there were other investigations they must have offered to do of which they were all costly 🙈 However it doesn...
by ewilko93
23 Apr 2020, 10:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Spur thigh has kink in tail?

Sorry, it's Ellie! I've just got some calcium with D3 which they've been having dusted on their food. To be honest, the tortoises were my husbands thing but then he got busy with work etc so I've tried to take over their care so I can't honestly say whether it was like that when we first got it or n...
by ewilko93
23 Apr 2020, 07:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Spur thigh has kink in tail?

Thanks for the reply. It's more that it curls straight under the plastron and where the bend is feels quite hard and rough like very dry skin on a knee or elbow. There is supposed to be an exotics vet at the practice we went to but I don't believe that's the vet that saw the tortoise (sorry my husba...
by ewilko93
22 Apr 2020, 22:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Spur thigh has kink in tail?

So last year I noticed my spur thigh has a bend or kink in its tail. It was sort of hard like the rough skin on your elbow or knee and seemed to be stuck bent. We took it to the vet and they said to just keep soaking and massaging and if nothing changed then they could either do a very costly op or ...