Will my tortoise die due to exposure to insecticide for hours?

Emeralddd

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Apr 29, 2018
Hey guys.
I think I messed up big time.
I sprayed the room where I keep my Red-Footed Tortoise and I accidentally forgot him there for hours without any form of ventilation.
When I did realize he was still there, I freaked out and picked him up to check to see if he was still living.
Thankfully at the moment he alive and active.
Do you think he will eventually die? What should I do? :concern:
 

Esme

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Mar 27, 2015
Location
PA USA
Well I hope he'll be okay. Do you have him in a well ventilated area now? I would even take him outside for fresh air. I would keep him in another room overnight and watch him closely.
 

Alpha1

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Mar 28, 2012
Location
USA
I hope he's okay, please let us know. Good advice from Esme, get him in a place with fresh air, hopefully you've done this already. And I would gently rinse him in clean, filtered, fresh water. Give him fresh food, water and living space, whether it's a tank, etc., clean thoroughly and repeatedly so there's no insecticide residue. Good luck.
 

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