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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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I have had a new hermans tortoise for about 6 weeks now. He

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I have had a new hermans tortoise for about 6 weeks now. He is about 5 years old. He is in with my other 2 female hermanns. When I first had him he seemed the picture of health and was following the females around for a a day or so and then went very quite. He spends nearly all of the day in a corner or in his hide. The other tortoises are out and walking around and eating well. He does.nt seem to want weeds but will eat a bit of cabbage or lettuce when put in front of him, then goes to hide away again. When lifted up and put down again his back legs spread and look like they don't support him. During the day he has been in his outside run while the weather has been sunny. He has a bit of a look around then goes under the soil. Would you have any idea what or if there is something wrong with him. I have been giving him a bath every other day.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet