Post beak trim

Use this forum to discuss general questions about any aspects of tortoise care.
Post Reply
TortyPerson
Posts: 29
Joined: 15 Aug 2021, 11:06

Post beak trim

Post by TortyPerson » 13 Oct 2021, 14:35

Hello all,

Two days ago, Gonzales the spur-thighed tortoise had a checkup at the vet and had his beak trimmed a little. To me, it doesn't look like his beak was trimmed too radically but I'm not an expert so might be wrong - maybe you can see from the photos? Reminder: this is the tortoise with the underbite.

[attachment=0]20211013_083447.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=1]20211013_121228.jpg[/attachment]

The problem is that the tortoise has been off his food ever since. I'm sure he's just a bit traumatised, and I'm not worried at this stage, but I did wonder if his beak was feeling a bit tender after the trim? If yes, would we need to feed him some kind of special soft food till he feels better?

Thanks for reading,

TP
Attachments
20211013_083447.jpg
20211013_121228.jpg

User avatar
lin
Posts: 868
Joined: 16 Mar 2017, 11:27

Re: Post beak trim

Post by lin » 13 Oct 2021, 17:33

Hi TP.
I would think you have hit the nail on the head. I think it’s just feeling a little off. Just keep offering him the good things you find and I an sure in the next day or two he will take his first bite.
Keep us posted though.

Lin

TortyPerson
Posts: 29
Joined: 15 Aug 2021, 11:06

Re: Post beak trim

Post by TortyPerson » 13 Oct 2021, 18:30

Thanks Lin :)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest