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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
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Hi, my tortoise is 13 years old and lives indoors in a large
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Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than
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