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Old 27-06-2024, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Possible Mouth Rot

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I?ve no idea if the photo link I?ve pasted will work but I?m considering taking on this tortoise. The lady who currently has him says that he?s about 9 years old and was born with a deformed mouth. She says the mouth is ?hard not soft? and he has no problems eating (I?ve seen photographic evidence of him munching dandelions). She insists his mouth causes him no problems but I?m concerned it may be mouth rot. Has anyone seen anything like this before (I?m hoping you can access the photo!). I?ll obviously get him checked out by my vet if I take him but I want to be sure he poses minimal risk to my existing tort (who is a male horsfield so they won?t ever be housed together).
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I doubt it. I've seen mouth rot and it looks like cheesy stuff inside the mouth.
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Old 02-07-2024, 07:03 PM   #3
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https://preloved.thcdn.com/e0/c3/e0c...79b715.jpg?r=0

I?ve no idea if the photo link I?ve pasted will work but I?m considering taking on this tortoise. The lady who currently has him says that he?s about 9 years old and was born with a deformed mouth. She says the mouth is ?hard not soft? and he has no problems eating (I?ve seen photographic evidence of him munching dandelions). She insists his mouth causes him no problems but I?m concerned it may be mouth rot. Has anyone seen anything like this before (I?m hoping you can access the photo!). I?ll obviously get him checked out by my vet if I take him but I want to be sure he poses minimal risk to my existing tort (who is a male horsfield so they won?t ever be housed together).
I think it looks just like a deformed jaw as mouth rot is like white cream cheese like Yvonne says and smells.
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