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Tell me has he not eaten properly since he came out of hibernation earlier this year?
Ok, well he is not young now but this is a situation you do encounter now and again with tortoises, if he is not showing any other symptoms then I often found a vitamin B12 injection gets them going again. This being the case you should have your vet check him over as there is little you can hope to do on your own. That said the B12 injection often gets them going ...
That's great but there is nothing else I can myself to encourage him
Sorry, I have never known owners to be able to do much in this sort of situation. Once the B12 injection gets them going they often then eat well and build themselves up again ...
No problem, good luck with him ...