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 Sulcata making weird noises??

I have a 3 year old male sulcata. Today after eating (baby spinach) he began using the bathroom and made some grunting noises, which made me laugh, but now that he is finished using the bathroom, he still makes that grunt noise every now and then? I’m worried that it could be a respiratory infection? Please help!



12/16/08  10:46pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1915775


 Sulcata making weird noises??

ello, spike o tortoise rex... By the sounds of it your tortoise is just being grumpy...but i am not 100% thats the case.

Maybe the baby spinach has given him a bad stomach, or maybe he just wants more food. It depends.

if he keeps it up, then i would suggest booking him in to the vets with a reptile or at least tortoise specialist. No point going to someone who is just a basic vet as they will just give out the wrong information...believe me i should know ive been through about 4 different basic vets until i found a tortoise specialist whyo knows what he is doing.

Good luck.



12/17/08  05:47am

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1915775


 Sulcata making weird noises??

UPDATE:

All night he made those noises, sometimes it sounded like a quack, like a duck. And others like something was in his throat, they were deep noises. Also he was very thirsty, i filled up his bowl 8 times last night before he was satisfied? His bowl holds maybe half a cup to a cup of water? He makes these noises mainly at night so far?

Do they have mating calls?



12/17/08  09:30pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1916384


 Sulcata making weird noises??

hmmmmmm, maybe they do have a noise when in mating seasons but i cant see that being the issue.



12/18/08  05:07am

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  Message To: RepticTay   In reference to Message Id: 1916556


 Sulcata making weird noises??

well he does "play" with things that he can mount, so I thought maybe he was a little lonesome???
He seems to be better, maybe he has a dust allergy, just turned our heaters on.



12/19/08  09:13pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1917486


 Sulcata making weird noises??

If your planning on getting another tortoise...i would suggest getting 2 females it iwll work out better and cheaper than having a male and male combination.



12/20/08  01:18pm

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  Message To: RepticTay   In reference to Message Id: 1917729


 Sulcata making weird noises??

i’m not planning on getting another tortoise, just want to know what mine is up to? its expensive enough with just one



12/20/08  06:41pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1917883


 Sulcata making weird noises??

It’s not a wierd noise i have had several male Spurred Thighs make a call. Almost barking! There used to be a wav file on kingsnake of the sound check it out maybe it is similar
Don



12/29/08  09:09am

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  Message To: DCDavidson   In reference to Message Id: 1922222


 Sulcata making weird noises??

I’m not sure where to find it on that site. any tips, i’m going to keep looking tho. thx for the help!



12/29/08  04:47pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1922460


 Sulcata making weird noises??

i recently met my friends boyfriend, and he has 2 male sulcatas, and both live seperately since they fight. And they do a "mate call" he calls it.

its where they do make a funny noise, this is just their "bark" so to speak.



12/30/08  06:16am

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  Message To: RepticTay   In reference to Message Id: 1922901


 Sulcata making weird noises??

how old are his, mine is only 3 and i read that they don’t sexually mature until 6! But I’m glad to hear that other males make noises, mine sounds almost like a quack, like a duck, sometimes!
thx



01/02/09  05:02pm

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  Message To: Spike O tortoise rex   In reference to Message Id: 1925065


 Sulcata making weird noises??

His older male is 5 and his younger male is 3 and a half year old.

Theyre both rather large too haha!



01/03/09  06:08am


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