Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: baby sulcata with puffy back legs

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:47 am   baby sulcata with puffy back legs

Hi guys i rescued 7 baby sulcatas and one has puffy back legs and he wont bend them he drags them when he moves what to do
55 gallon
4 baby RES all 2 inches genders unknown
4 cats(Simba, Nala, Dot, and Freeway)
and my husband

1 Baby Russian Tortoise Gender Uknown size:2 inches or so Name: Pancake
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:01 pm   Re: baby sulcata with puffy back legs

I think he needs to see a Vet ASAP. It's possible they were injured or never fully formed.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:39 pm   Re: baby sulcata with puffy back legs

heres what that tortoises legs look like
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Heres the baby sulcata tortoise that has the puffy legs
55 gallon
4 baby RES all 2 inches genders unknown
4 cats(Simba, Nala, Dot, and Freeway)
and my husband

1 Baby Russian Tortoise Gender Uknown size:2 inches or so Name: Pancake
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Location: perris ca
Gender: Female

Post Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:27 am   Re: baby sulcata with puffy back legs

I'm not experienced with them to gauge the seriousness of the situation, but a vet visit is still recommended.
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