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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My russian tortoise refuses to be anywhere near s heat or

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My russian tortoise refuses to be anywhere near his heat or UVB lamps. He hides under stuffed animals all the time.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the animal's name and age?
Customer: Wabi-Sabi, 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Wabi-Sabi?
Customer: he also hasn't pooped in at least 2 weeks.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Can you tell me where the tortoise is housed?

UVB light, how old, linear tube or compact coil age of bulb, strength and brand?

Do you keep the substrate moist?



State to locate a Herp Vet if needed?