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My leopard tortoise baby isnt eating. We got him not too
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Anna
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I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago,
Hi I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago, she is temporarily in a tank until her tortoise table has finished being built. I use the RepTech UV Mercury Vapor lamp (100watt) to provi… read more
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Joan
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Have 2 Russian tortoises, almost 2 years old, bought from
Have 2 Russian tortoises, almost 2 years old, bought from breeder in Nevada, kept in ideal habitat with all the proper lights kept at proper distance, fed proper diet. Kept separate. One does great an… read more
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Joan
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I think my tortoise is dead, he has his head and legs
I think my tortoise is dead, he has his head and legs outside his shell & his eyes are closed? Could he be hibernating? I haave … read more
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Anna
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We got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one
Hi we got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one appears okay but one is more lethargic and hasn't seemed to eat since getting home. We got a starter kit and followed the instructions. It … read more
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Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soa
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Joan
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In the last week, I have noticed that our Sulcata Leopard tortoise, approx. 6 years old, h
In the last week, I have noticed that our Sulcata Leopard tortoise, approx. 6 years old, has very wobbly back legs and often stumbles when using them. All other health looks good. Her diet is high fib… read more
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Joan
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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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Joan
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Looking after schools Horsefields tortoises. Recently changed
Looking after schools Horsefields tortoises. Recently changed bedding to wood chipping from a pet shop. Since then small tortoise seems slow and sleepy. Not eating as well as the other. Thought it cou… read more
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Joan
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I dont think my tortoise has eaten enough this summer. Is
I don't think my tortoise has eaten enough this summer. Is there anything I can do before he goes into hibernation?… read more
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My tortoise has not eaten hardly anything for three weeks and
My tortoise has not eaten hardly anything for three weeks and spends most of the time in its shelter… read more
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I have two baby tortoises, 1 hermanns and 1 horsefields, they
I have two baby tortoises, 1 hermanns and 1 horsefields, they are both 18 months old. They eat weeds that I grow in the garden from a tortoise seed pack. They also have carrots once a week. They are b… read more
Anna
Anna
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we have had an african hingeback tortoise for the last 4 years.
we have had an african hingeback tortoise for the last 4 years. recently his shell appears dry, and flaky between the scutes. he has been eating more and we have been giving him several hours a day of… read more
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Joan
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My redfoot seems to not come out alot out of her shell ...I got her a month ago but she is
My redfoot seems to not come out alot out of her shell ...I got her a month ago but she is about 8yrs old...I builded her a 8ft x4ft housing...which she doesn't move around in much and I let her loose… read more
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Joan
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We collected our horsefield tortoise from the pet shop..roam..excited
We collected our Horsefield tortoise from the pet shop only on Tuesday, gave her a beautiful tank and her favourite food. She has been allowed to roam in a run outside and seemed to love it. I suspect… read more
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Joan
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I bought a redfoot tortoise in September which had a normal
I bought a redfoot tortoise in September which had a normal poo later that day but has never since. It's poo is always green and runny and it doesn't eat very much either. The vet tested a stool sampl… read more
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Joan
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bowel movement..diet..Our own vet prescribed an antibiotic to clear
Tortoise has not had a bowel movement in 2-3 weeks. Is eating and gets diet rich in vegs. Our own vet prescribed an antibiotic to clear up a bacterial condition. Tortoise is very energetic and alert. … read more
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Joan
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my horsefield tortoise doesnt seem to be very active these
my horsefield tortoise doesnt seem to be very active these last few days, we have had him for about three months now , he used to come out every morning and go under hislamp and eat his food, but he g… read more
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Anna
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