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I would like a veterinarian that I could come to with any
I would like a veterinarian that I could come to with any questions I might have in regards ***** ***** sulcata tortoise... I have had him for about 15 years and he is healthy, as far as I know... I w… read more
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We ha e a 6 month old Sulcata tortoise and have noticed that
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My Sulcata has had diarrhea for 2 days now he's about 8months old … read more
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I have a 200 lb. Sulcata tortise that adopted me and he
I have a 200 lb. Sulcata tortise that adopted me and he coughed just now and I'm worried he has a respiratory infection. We cant get him to sleep in his expensive insulated heated house we built him, … read more
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My sulcata tortoise ate bbq charcoal from the bag. Is it
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We have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has
Hi, we have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has been very active every day, eats right away, poops every time we soak him. In the past 2 days he has gone lethargic, he doesn't seem to… read more
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Joan
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My 5 year old sulcata tortoise has always semi hibernated from
My 5 year old sulcata tortoise has always semi hibernated from January through March. We keep him inside when he does down for the count so he is never cold, but he reliably makes himself a spot and "… read more
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We just bought a 5 year old sulcata tortoise. He was inside at the pet store. He is know outside, we have a heat pad and a 250 watt heat emitter. He is not eating, and he just wants to stay in his hou… read more
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my sulcata is three months old for two days it is not as active and had a case of diarea this morning what should i do… read more
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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
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Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than
Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than a week now and we had stupidly put this on the account of the unusual cold weather, thinking he was sort of going into hibernation again.… read more
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I have a thirteen year old Sulcata,40 pounds plus some. I have had no physical problem with him until 1 week ago. He sleeps more and prefers his inside habitat rather than outside....He tries to eat b… read more
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