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I have a California Desert Tortoise and he has been in
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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I took our mediterranean spur thighed tortoise out of
I took our mediterranean spur thighed tortoise out of hibernation on thiursday it is niw sunday. He gas veen under his lamp and bathed every day. His eyes look very sunken and he hasnt moved at all. … read more
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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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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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Anna
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My tortoise was kept in a very warm room and isn't moving. s
My tortoise was kept in a very warm room and isn't moving. His limbs hang down and his penis has prolapsed and is really sticky. His head is tucked into his shell and one eye is open but no sign of li… read more
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Anna
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick his head out from his shell.He hasnt eaten in a couple weeks and I'm starting to worry.he has adequate heat and U.V. And his diet has never changed.Also… read more
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our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid
our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid in addition to quite a bit of a whiteish-pink cottage cheese-like substance this morning and is now barely moving and won't come out of her s… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hello. My turtle, I think its a box turtle was brought home
Hello. My turtle, I think it's a box turtle was brought home in October 2013 and on that same day, disappeared. We thought that it had gone underground to hibernate. Throughout the winter and in these… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation
I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation really early. We brought him/her inside. Should we feed , water? What should we do?… read more
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Anna
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I would like to re home a tortoise - herman - but the carapace
I would like to re home a tortoise - herman - but the carapace has three pyramids on the top. We had tortoises when we were children, and I remember the hutch &run and their hibernation every year. Th… read more
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Anna
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I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs
I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs 3lbs when she woke up from hibernation she weighed 2lbs. I have had her about 3 years she has not grown. She has a raised shell with sc… read more
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We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had for nearly 23 years and is quite healthy . The second, and much younger tortoise, was brought to us at the start of this year by one of our… read more
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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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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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Joan
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his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shell
I am worried about my Herman tortoise. He's been in hibernation in a box in my garage since the middle of November. We have checked on him and his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shel… read more
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5yr old horsfield..eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat
We have a 5yr old Horsfield which came out of hibernatiion 3wks ago, but will not eat. He appears well, eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat.… read more
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Anna
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hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell
hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell seems soft and his eyes keep getting full of gunk, his breathin is ok and nose is clear, at first i thought he as trying to hibernate but … read more
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