Lego wheels for overfed tortoises

Lego wheels provide mobility for disabled tortoises

source: Martin Wainwright
Guardian November 23 2000 p11

Vet, Stuart McArthur, from Leeds, England, has developed a way of treating disabled tortoises to give them mobility through attaching Lego wheels. Tortoises sometimes become disabled if they are overfed when they are young. This means that their shells may set too deeply for them to be able to walk properly. Other tortoises may have spinal, or leg injuries. McArthur is a tortoise specialist who has researched the best type of Lego wheel, and this is not a treatment that should be carried out by pet owners on their own, or used for tortoises that are not disabled.