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Are you familiar with sulcata tortoise? I think they have
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Anna
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My Greek tortoise is about 5 years old. The glands on his
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I have a Calif desert tortoise for a few years and this year
I have a Calif desert tortoise for a few years and this year his hybernation was interupted a few times. He's not acting right not eating much or deficating. The person who gave him kept him inside in… read more
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Joan
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My red ear slider turtle, that I have had for 15 years, has
hello! My red ear slider turtle, that I have had for 15 years, has what looks to be a eye infection in both eyes? What shall I do? … read more
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I have a 10 year old Mediterranean Spur-Thighed Tortoise who
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Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside i saw that on the outside of both of her front legs she was bleeding a little bit but could that be to her dry skin? What is something t… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi, my tortoise is 13 years old and lives indoors in a large
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Joan
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I have a 15 pound adult pet tortoise. I dont know whether
I have a 15 pound adult pet tortoise. I don't know whether it is a male or female. What can I do to make him comfortable? What should I give him to eat? I have been feeding him fruits and spinach. Yet… read more
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benedetta7
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our land turtle has the shell growing and cutting into her
our land turtle has the shell growing and cutting into her back end can I trim it with out hurting her… read more
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Joan
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I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a
I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a half. In the first few days, she was eating and out in the open much of the time, but for the last week, she is always burrowed. We never see… read more
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Joan
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We have a baby red footed tortoise. He is not moving much
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Joan
Joan
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take a couple of days for it toadjust and then it should be out going
We just got a tortois for my GF's daughter last week. we were told that it would take a couple of days for it toadjust and then it should be "out going" and interact with us and move around. It just k… read more
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we have a lost tortoise , Lives indoors , took outside , in
we have a lost tortoise , Lives indoors , took outside , in front of house ,it is now lost , live in Portland , low at nite 43to48 , Highs in day 66to 80 . Lost her last Friday nite , Been looking all… read more
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Joan
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Hi, We have a new baby Horsfield tortoise unsure of its
Hi, We have a new baby Horsfield tortoise: unsure of its exact age. It's not interested in eating and hasn't defecated since purchasing on Friday. Is he ill or merely adjusting to new surroundings/ lo… read more
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Joan
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my redfoot tortoise just started prolapsing her/his cloaca/rectum
my redfoot tortoise just started prolapsing her/his cloaca/rectum when straining to have a BM. She seems to be able to do this at will. She started tonite after having her usual smelly loose stool. sh… read more
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Joan
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My tortoise has no energy It is dragging itself along seems
My tortoise has no energy> It is dragging itself along seems to have no strength. Isn't really eating anything or going to the toilet. Have been to our local vet and they said it was dehydrated. It… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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My red foot tortoise cont to have loose smelly bowel movements.
My red foot tortoise cont to have loose smelly bowel movements. Her stools have been checked I followed your advice and only give her veggies and a small amt of fruit only. She has a fabulous appetite… read more
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Joan
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