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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    Walking Backwards

    I have just awoken my 4 year old tortoise from hibernation and all appears well, other than that he is walking backwards, and going round in circles. Also, he hasn't eaten or drunk yet although I do sit him in his bath every evening so he has access to liquid.

    Should I be worried and if he doesn't start eating and/or drinking, should I take him to the vet to get checked over? I woke him on Saturday, today is Wednesday.

    Thanks for any help,

  2. #2
    Elite Member hennisntacanibal's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    IL, USA

    Re: Walking Backwards

    The walking backwards is a defensive thing. What kind of tortoise do you have?

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    Elite Member Jacqui's Avatar
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    Jul 2009

    Re: Walking Backwards

    When you say he is walking in circles, do you mean just keeps walking around his enclosure or just does more like tight circles?

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