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I have a California Desert Tortoise and he has been in
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My brother's hermann tortoise hasn't moved all day... he's only about 6 months old, head in shell but legs hanging out... earlier this week he wasn't eating and seemed tired... is he dead? What happen… read more
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I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought
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Tortoise back left leg (at knee joint ) is swollen, other
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We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not
We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not moving. The water was just touching his stomach so he could keep his head out of water and go under when he chose to drink. For the last few… read more
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Hi, came down this morning to find my hermans tortoise (Bryon)
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Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben
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how can you improvea hermans tortoises back legs to help it
how can you improvea hermans tortoises back legs to help it lift them up so shell is off the floor… read more
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his head has retracted into its shell, were unsure if he is still alive? I put him in the sun today in our conservatory and his head has come o… read more
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Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front
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I have a Russian tortoise that I have kept for 10 years. He
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my herman tortoise was 12 years old - he has hibernated for
my herman tortoise was 12 years old - he has hibernated for the last 7 years quite happily - i check him monthly - however i checked him yesterday only to find he has passed away - his head was fully … read more
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we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do
we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do you know how to tell and allso has he gon into some kind of hibernation… read more
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Hermann tortoise approx 5-6 years old. Grndaughter had it for
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Have just been given a small CA desert tortise. It does not
Have just been given a small CA desert tortise. It does not seem to be in the best condition..very dry with a shell that is "dry" and in some places peeling a bit. It has been in a short hibernation b… read more
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
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it back in vivarium and went out for a couple of hours, when we came
I have a tortoise and it lives in a vivarium but was out in the garden today for awhile. We put it back in vivarium and went out for a couple of hours, when we came back it looks dead. How can we tell… read more
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