Why stress your tortoise taking them away to get them wormed when you can do it easy at home? Now your pet tortoise can be wormed at home without taking them away to worm them. This is less stressful for the animal, easier and less expensive than any other way of treating in the past. Tortoise wormer + is a flubendazole based medication for use against intestinal helminthic worms and external ticks, to keep your tortoise in tip top condition and health.
The secret to a successful hibernation, and general health for your tortoise is tortoise wormer plus. Less stressful for the animal, easier and less expensive than any other way of treating in the past.
Worms are a fact of life for tortoises which in the past has been responsible for many failed hibernations, every tortoise can carry its own complement of parasitic worms regardless of how healthy it is. When in good condition and health, these worms are not a problem. But as soon as the tortoise is stressed or hibernating, its natural immunity is compromised and internal parasites can take a hold.
This product will control tapeworms and other helminths. Tropical tortoises need only be wormed 2-4 times a year, whereas with hibernating species, it is advisable to worm before hibernation and again upon waking from a long hibernation period for safe recovery. For maximum protection, use every 3-4 months, the same as you would treat a cat or dog.
The worming powder can be sprinkled onto the tortoise’s usual food or added to the water when bathing.
It is advisable to use this product again when any tortoise is waking from hibernation to help them recover and pick-up strength quickly after a long sleep. Tropical tortoises need only be wormed 2-4 times a year, whereas with hibernating species, it is advisable to worm before hibernation and again upon waking from a long hibernation period for safe recovery.
For maximum protection, use every three months, the same as you would treat a cat or dog.
Full instructions are inside the pack with a handy blue measure scoop. Shake the contents of the sachet well, measure out the correct dosage for each tortoise to be treated.
– This will need to be sprinkled over enough food for one animal, per meal, per day.
– If you are treating more than one animal at a time, they will need to be separated while being wormed and treated with this product.
– This can be repeated if necessary for up to 4 days without any ill effect.
– It is possible to add this treatment to a luke warm water bath at the dose of one level scoopful (supplied) per two litres of lukewarm water, and mix well.
– If possible sit the tortoise in the solution so it can lift its head above the water level for 20 minutes.
– Please note some tortoises may keep their head under the water for well over five to ten minutes at a time. This is normal and they are merely just drinking, and not drowning as long as the water level is half way up the body/shell of the animal and they can lift their head up comfortably above the water level.
– Use 0.3g, or one level 0.5 ml scoop (included) per 2 litres of luke warm bathing water, or sprinkle over enough food for one meal per animal to be treated.
– It is a good idea to gently mist warm water over any food to be treated, to make the powdered medication ‘stick’ to the food and be consumed by the tortoise being treated. This is the best way of administering this treatment.
– This treatment can be safely re-dosed again if a second treatment is necessary in heavy infestations.
The correct dosage to cover all weights of tortoises are per animal:
– 25 grams to 250 grams = 1 x Level blue scoop.
– 251 grams to 2.5 kg = 2 x Level blue scoops.
– 2.5 kg and over = 3 x Level blue scoops.
TOP TIP!! Keep in air tight sealed packet, and store in a cool dry place and it will last to the end of the expiry date.