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I was given a 5 month old African sulcata tortoise !!! My
Hello , I was given a 5 month old African sulcata tortoise !!! My friends daughters were not doing the daily care for him but the parents were and they wanted to re-home him so I have him now !!! He h… read more
Anna
Anna
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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes … read more
Joan
Joan
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Ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have
Hello ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have read about soft shell and I also read that baby tortoise shells will not be completely hard at least for the first year. I'm wonderin… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a baby african sulcata, the shell is a little sunk in
I have a baby african sulcata, the shell is a little sunk in on the back of shell..this was a little noticeable when we first got but now is definitely more noticeable.. … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Kept indoors in an area with 80 plus humidity and a temp
Kept indoors in an area with 80 plus humidity and a temp range of 85 to 95 degrees. No uvb for first 10 weeks, just added uvb. Also been giving 95 degree baths 3 times a week 15 minutes each bath. Fee… read more
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Joan
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I have a 14 month old Sulcata tortoise. Last night, he began
I have a 14 month old Sulcata tortoise. Last night, he began making a wheezing sound and opening his mouth very wide -- sounded a bit like a person with Asthma. He stick his head out very far when he … read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi Anna, I communicated to you the other day about my sulcata
Hi Anna, I communicated to you the other day about my sulcata tortoise with respiratory infection. I would like to know if there is somthing they really like to eat when they are sick. He isn't eating… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
I have a new Russian tortoise and I'm concerned about his house temperature. The thermostat on his wall shows 85-90 degrees but if I check the spot temperature under the heat lamp it shows 115 degrees… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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tortoise my tortoise is weesing and some white like foam comes
tortoise my tortoise is weesing and some white like foam comes out of his mouth what can i do… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi, I have an 8 month old sulcata named Spike. I took him outside
Hi, I have an 8 month old sulcata named Spike. I took him outside today and made a little sand track/mound in our back yard. He walked around for a good 20 minutes and was nibbling on the grass. I too… read more
Anna
Anna
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My son has a 5-6 week old land turtle and it stopped eating.
My son has a 5-6 week old land turtle and it stopped eating. It's been about 4 days since it ate. Is this normal?… read more
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Joan
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Hi, I have a baby male leopard tortoise (2 inch) I am not
Hi, I have a baby male leopard tortoise (2 inch) I am not certain if his behavior is normal as he sleeps a great deal and often won't open his eyes. Also, his stomach gives a little on the bottom. Is … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a baby African Sulcata Tortoise and just want to make
I have a baby African Sulcata Tortoise and just want to make sure I am doing everything right. It's home is a 21" plastic tub (Home Depot) and the bedding is Coco Bark. I have a 26W Repti Glow 5.0 UVB… read more
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Joan
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Hi I am concerned for my Sulcata tortoise. He has gone into
Hi I am concerned for my Sulcata tortoise. He has gone into a hibernation type mode, eating very little and moving hardly at all. He is 5 months old. He was more active prior to January's cold snap. H… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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he looks like a bobble head! is he having trouble breathing
I have a red footed tortoise, i just go him today and he seems to be doing pretty well other them he bobbles his head up and down! he looks like a bobble head! is he having trouble breathing or is tha… read more
Anna
Anna
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I just bought a Sulcata Tortiose a week a go and his right
I just bought a Sulcata Tortiose a week a go and his right eye is bulging and he has no white to they eye. He is always rubbing it with his right foot and it starting to look hazey. I noticed it after… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that
I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that his shell had a little flake coming off of it. I just wondered if this was normal. I give him a calcium supplement every day, so I am hoping… read more
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Joan
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We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well,
We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well, I think it is a him. He looks like an african sulca however, we have had him for a year and he is still the same size...I just want to make … read more
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Anna
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