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Joan. I was just bathing my Hermann Torty and noticed that
Hi Joan. I was just bathing my Hermann Torty and noticed that his two front plates had split. I'm hoping that this is a normal growth thing and that it doesn't hurt him. I'm sending photos and wonder … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a 10 year old female Hermann tortoise (we keep her
I have a 10 year old female Hermann tortoise (we keep her outside) and I've noticed the bottom of her shell is pink in some areas. I've read this could be a sign of septicemia. Are there any other sym… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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I think my tortoise is dead, he has his head and legs
I think my tortoise is dead, he has his head and legs outside his shell & his eyes are closed? Could he be hibernating? I haave … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My brother's hermann tortoise hasn't moved all day... he's
My brother's hermann tortoise hasn't moved all day... he's only about 6 months old, head in shell but legs hanging out... earlier this week he wasn't eating and seemed tired... is he dead? What happen… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My Hermann tortoise has not been eating for a few days, I
My Hermann tortoise has not been eating for a few days, I have been bathing him in reptile boost as recommended by the vet and drying him and this morning I noticed he has a reddish patch on his shell… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My tiny tortoise has been force fed for several weeks as she
My tiny tortoise has been force fed for several weeks as she doesn't eat. I got her with her eyes closed and although one is now open occasionally I don't think the other will open. However I've been … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
We got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one
Hi we got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one appears okay but one is more lethargic and hasn't seemed to eat since getting home. We got a starter kit and followed the instructions. It … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
In reading some of the infor about sick Hermann tortoises,
Hi! In reading some of the infor about sick Hermann tortoises, I too have a Hermann that i have had for 8 years. He just recently has become VERY lethargic and not eating at all. I have tried his norm… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
My Hermann's tortoise is 3 years old, and I am worried about
My Hermann's tortoise is 3 years old, and I am worried about his tail. His tail doesn't look like any other tortoises' tails. He is male, but he has short thick tail with a very large anus. I have see… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
i am out of town. my tortoise was found dead this morning.
i am out of town. my tortoise was found dead this morning. it's head & neck were completely extended out of the shell and there was blood around it's mouth. I have two other tortoises in the same habi… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her front it is very small but not sure what to do… read more
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Joan
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22,330 satisfied customers
my four year old hermann tortoise can extend his left back
my four year old hermann tortoise cant extend his left back leg, he still is walking around but like in a limping fashion. this started yesterday evening he was okay all day, came out of a sleep and w… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have two baby tortoises, 1 hermanns and 1 horsefields, they
I have two baby tortoises, 1 hermanns and 1 horsefields, they are both 18 months old. They eat weeds that I grow in the garden from a tortoise seed pack. They also have carrots once a week. They are b… read more
Anna
Anna
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My 10 year old tortoise died very suddenly overnight, everything
My 10 year old tortoise died very suddenly overnight, everything was as usual the day before and he was very active, is this a normal occurrance or could I have done something wrong?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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red line has appeared on the underside of my step daughters tortoise
a red line has appeared on the underside of my step daughter's tortoise - can anyone help?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and
Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and because I dont know their sex call the smaller of the two (she) I am very worried because she is biting the larger one really badly, I hav… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
18 month old hermanns tortoise...roast beef and yorkshire pudding
I have an 18 month old Hermanns tortoise. I have had him for about six months. When I got him he had not been very well looked after and had been fed all manner of strange things (including roast beef… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very
We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very active and is eating well. We have noticed however, that on it's legs the skin seems to be peeling. Is this normal, or is it a sign of an un… read more
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Joan
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