The Ironic Reason This Tortoise Was Constipated
Vets were left surprised to discover this tortoise was suffering from constipation because it swallowed a turtle-shaped pendant. What an irony.
Lola, a large Sulcata tortoise, was taken to the vets after suffering from severe constipation. Dr. Harris, of the Avian & Exotic Animal Centre, in Miami, sent the creature for an x-ray to determine what was causing the blockage. They discovered Lola had swallowed a small metal pendant in the shape of a turtle.
The small piece of jewelry caused a blockage in the ten-year-old amphibian’s digestive tract, preventing any stool. Poor Lola is now being treated with enemas and laxatives in hopes she’ll pass the charm on her own.
If Lola doesn’t pass the sea turtle charm on her own, she will be taken for emergency surgery. We’ve got our fingers crossed for Lola.