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I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago,
Hi I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago, she is temporarily in a tank until her tortoise table has finished being built. I use the RepTech UV Mercury Vapor lamp (100watt) to provi… read more
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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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Anna
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My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has
My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has always been well until this summer, when I first noticed a very slight pinky-orange colouring along his flanks. As this stayed into autumn and … read more
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i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is
i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is soft. no drainage from nose or mouth. I know it is his diet but what can I do the help him out in the mean time… read more
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Anna
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We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should
We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should we worry? we read that they want to hibernate,but are wondering if light and temp for her should mimic underground conditions that would exis… read more
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hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years.
hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years. upon finding out she was given the wrong information on his breed and care was told he was a horsefield but he does not fit the breed descri… read more
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I would like to re home a tortoise - herman - but the carapace
I would like to re home a tortoise - herman - but the carapace has three pyramids on the top. We had tortoises when we were children, and I remember the hutch &run and their hibernation every year. Th… read more
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Anna
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Hi there, Ive recently taken in a male horsfields tortoise,
Hi there, I've recently taken in a male horsfields tortoise, thought to be around 4 years old. The tortoise has been quite poorly cared for from what I know - his strip light and basking bulb is timed… read more
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My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow.
My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow. Is he sick or just trying to hibernate?… read more
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I just got a tortoise from a friend and its not very active.
I just got a tortoise from a friend and it's not very active. What are some of the reasons that this might be?… read more
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we have a tortoise which is in our garden (lives outside) and
we have a tortoise which is in our garden (lives outside) and have noticed one eye has closed over and he is not eating even now it is warm, and he is not staying out in sun he has put himself back in… read more
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I HAVE TWO HORSEFIELD TORTOISES ONE EATS CONSTANTLY AND IS
I HAVE TWO HORSEFIELD TORTOISES ONE EATS CONSTANTLY AND IS TWICE THE SIZE OF THE OTHER ONE ,WHOM HARDLY EATS AT ALL CAN YOU ADVISE ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM ?… read more
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cob: walking..she dragged her back legs a lot..getting better..herself
I bought a 5 yr old female tortoise before Christmas who despite living in a vivarium with a day spotlight has decided to hibernate - well semi hibernate as I do wake her periodically to eat as not su… read more
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my horsefield tortoise doesnt seem to be very active these
my horsefield tortoise doesnt seem to be very active these last few days, we have had him for about three months now , he used to come out every morning and go under hislamp and eat his food, but he g… read more
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I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal.
I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal. The other is not moving his eyes are closed he has not eaten yet. I put him out in the sun & he did move a little with his eyes closed.… read more
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i think my tortoise has frost damage cause he is acting strange
i think my tortoise has frost damage cause he is acting strange and his head is to the side which is unusual. also he holds his head up really high.he came out of hibernation yesterday. he is a 4 yr o… read more
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5yr old horsfield..eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat
We have a 5yr old Horsfield which came out of hibernatiion 3wks ago, but will not eat. He appears well, eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat.… read more
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My herman tortoise keeps getting cuts above her eyes. Is it
My herman tortoise keeps getting cuts above her eyes. Is it that she fights with the other tortoise who is a Horsefield, or is she damaging herself??? They are both about 3yrs old.… read more
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