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My Russian Tortoise has not opened her eyes in several days.
My Russian Tortoise has not opened her eyes in several days … read more
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TracyY102
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He has a very large growth on the lower right side of his
He has a very large growth on the lower right side of his neck. He is eating and drinking. I've been soaking him daily since the growth was noticed. His activity level has not changed. … read more
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Joan
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Hey Anna! We adopted a russian tortoise from the shelter and she started gaping yesterday
Hey Anna! We adopted a russian tortoise from the shelter and she started gaping yesterday. We took her to the vet and they gave her a shot claiming that she has a pneumonia. They sent home 7 days wort… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi I have a Calif desert tortoise stuck underground probably
Hi I have a Calif desert tortoise stuck underground probably in some roots. I heard it calling out so either there's another animal under there or it's close to the surface. \this was last night. now … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a Russian tortoise and she wont eat anything. The
I have a Russian tortoise and she won't eat anything. The vet told me she has a cauliflower shaped growth on her tongue and she can't eat food with her tongue like that. She told me the only alternati… read more
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Expert
Hi. I really like Russian tortoises and wanted to know if
Hi. I really like Russian tortoises and wanted to know if they make good indoor pets or small apartment pets. I just bought a 54 gallon rubbermaid container and was considering using it for one. would… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sister's work today & she called me to come get it, since I already have a Russian Tortoise and "know how to take care of them". I know what MY tortoise needs on a… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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My sulcata died last week. I got her when she was 6 or 8 years
My sulcata died last week. I got her when she was 6 or 8 years old. She was living in a glass tank in a pet shop that sold mostly dogs. She weighed 8 lbs. I adored her and had her for 5 years, 8 month… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it
I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it is a Russian Tortoise.. Are they a legal species? Should I be concerned that it might not be legally imported… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,877 satisfied customers
I have two Russian Tortoises. I believe the female is pregnant.
I have two Russian Tortoises. I believe the female is pregnant. I think she may be retaining her eggs... is there anything I can do for her? She keeps uprooting plants in her pen (8ft x 4ft) and burro… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
I have a 2-3 year old Russian tortoise. Im not sure if its
I have a 2-3 year old Russian tortoise. I'm not sure if its male or female. (one expert said it was a boy, and the other said it was a girl). I have an outdoor pen that is 10 feet by 10 feet. I am thi… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
Someone just gave me a Russian desert tortoise, and its not
Someone just gave me a Russian desert tortoise, and it's not really eating and looks like it has hiccups. Is it sick or just freaked out from moving? I've had him for 5 days now.… read more
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Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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I have two California Desert Tortoises that I got from Tortuga
I have two California Desert Tortoises that I got from Tortuga House in Westminster, CA. as day old hatchlings. (The facilty is no longer.) The tortoises are now 20 years old. Two males. Both have the… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,877 satisfied customers
We have a russian tortoise that our dog just injured. She
We have a russian tortoise that our dog just injured. She is missing some of her shell around her back leg and you can see her skin and some blood (not heavy bleeding). We are in small town and the ve… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
pool of water around her. Could it be that she urinated that much
Hi, I have a land turtle at home. Today I found her eating her cucumber and a minute later she was soaking in a pool of water around her. Could it be that she urinated that much? Is this a sign that s… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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please help, my turtle,we believe its a female by its characteristics,has
please help, my turtle,we believe its a female by its characteristics,has had a red ball coming out of da part under her tail(the size of a 1" ball).It goes on about half a day or even a whole day wit… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting
I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting a brown growth on his right front and right rear paws and under its neck. What do you think this is?… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,877 satisfied customers
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
Joan
Joan
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