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My tortoise has been off his food, his neck keeps twitching
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I think my tortoise is dead, he has his head and legs
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Anna
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I saw it urinate and it had a thing come out of it towards
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Russian tortoise is swollen or puffy in the legs & joints.
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Anna
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I have a 6 yr old desert tortoise, i live in Lake Havasu
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We have a Russian Tortoise approximately 5 years old. His
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Hi I am concerned for my Sulcata tortoise. He has gone into
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We have a russian tortoise who is approximately 10 years old.
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I have a desert russian tortoise and he is puffy around the
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