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URGENT URGENT Tortoise Bleeding

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by sherzod33, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. sherzod33

    sherzod33 New Member

    I was clipping the tip of my russian tortoise's claws and accidentally went to deep and now its bleeding. I have applied corn starch on the claw and put him under cold water to minimize the movement so its heart slows down the blood. I have managed to get him to sleep. Now when he makes movement the blood starts coming. I cant even feed him. So what should i do? should i keep him sleep until his claws recover? How long would it take it to heal and patch the hole in the claw? I cant go to the vet right now.
  2. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Stop putting him in cold water. Go to CVS, get a stypic pencil and some betadine. Dilute the betadine, flush the nail with it and use the stypic pencil on it, that should stop the bleeding. You need to sterilize the enclosure and remove all substrate, just have a paper towels down, nothing he can catch the nail on
    For him to heal, he needs proper temperatures. You need to keep him at a stable temperature.
    murrindindi likes this.

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