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My Russian Tortoise has not opened her eyes in several days.
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Hi there. I purchased the items you suggested. I also made an appointment for puff for the vet but they won't let me come in until Monday. She ate a little bit yesterday. I have been soaking her every… read more
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Joan
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My desert tortoise had a giant wart looking thing on his
My desert tortoise had a giant wart looking thing on his chin that we have removed several times but it keeps coming back and impeding his ability to eat. He is an old guy maybe 75 or so … read more
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Hi, my name is***** have a California Desert Tortoise and he has been in hibernation which is normal for him except this time I left him in his terrarium because he started his hibernation late. I rec… read more
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Joan
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Im very worried about my tortoise, he has a very swollen
Hi im very worried about my tortoise, he has a very swollen penis and is wheezing … read more
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Anna
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He is very lethargic, hasn't eaten in weeks and now he is
He is very lethargic, hasn't eaten in weeks and now he is puffy around his neck and legs. … read more
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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
Hi Anna,My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber 1st 2017. He has been happy and healthy, eating normal and pooping and peeing as well. He has a tank with mulch, half log he sleeps un… read more
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His neck is very swollen his eyes haven't opened in weeks
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Scott Perry
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My tortoise is not moving. His shell has gone soft and his
My tortoise is not moving. His shell has gone soft and his back legs are swollen. I have a vet appointment but not until Tuesday. If I bring food and water to him he will eat. I have put him in a bath… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isnt moving, but his
i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isn't moving, but his limbs and head aren't out. His eyes are sunken in so i know he is dehydrated. i am soaking him in water. His shell has been soft for quite … read more
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I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their
I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their russian tortoise. My tortoise are outside and their russian is old enough to be outside too. Can they live together ok?… read more
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Joan
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We have a desert tortoise who has been in the family 56 years
We have a desert tortoise who has been in the family 56 years and has always had a very good appetite this time of year. However this year since coming out of hibernation a couple of months ago he has… read more
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Joan
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eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came..water today..healthy
i just bought my russian tortoise two days ago, he seems really sad. hardly moving, he has not eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came out while i had him in the water today. he looks healthy bu… read more
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Joan
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We have a russian tortoise who is approximately 10 years old.
We have a russian tortoise who is approximately 10 years old. He has been very lethargic and barely eats. When we let him outside to roam about he does not seem interested in moving. Also, when we giv… read more
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Joan
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Private
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kind of puffy eyes, is not eating, but moved..one female
My russian male tortoise has kind of puffy eyes, is not eating, but moved around when I took him to the garden yesterday. I found him on his back several times, there is another one female that is twi… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears swollen he cant eat or retarck his head back in he isint moving much. I'm not sure if he is dying.… read more
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Joan
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Can any of the smaller tortoise breeds such as Russian ...
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