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How does this site work, I am ne? 0 a Horsefield tortoise.
He was accidentally close to an alabmama boxturtel, not sure who scaled teh fence between the two habitats. he has been listless and not eating well since. the box tried to mate with him. on inspection ( i am a doctor for humans) i found that his right eye is smaller than left, and looking pale. other than that he looks good, but not eatign well, in his hide a lot ( i isolated him iside in his big pen) and just looks WRONG. no visible wounds, and the eye could have been the result if his climbing over. i don't know how old he is, at least 10 judging on carapass lines.. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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I have a 50 year old desert tortoise who just started losing
I have a 50 year old desert tortoise who just started losing scales on his legs. Never seen this before. He is in the same environment. Boxed in winter and free in enclosed yard during summer. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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We got a horsefield tortoise last week, it's about a year
Hi, we got a horsefield tortoise last week, it's about a year old. The first few days he ate a few dandilion leaves and one slice of apple. The last few days he hasn't eaten at all. We have been givin… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a horsefield tortoise who is not eating much at the
Hi. I have a horsefield tortoise who is not eating much at the moment. Approx 2 yrs old. Not hibinated as kept warm throughout the year. … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
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Our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has
our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has an open wound on the top, shell bitten off around the front and back and a severely cracked shell. We are washing the wound with cooled boile… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
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I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's
I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's mulch type bedding in his aquarium. What could this be from? And what should I do?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soa
Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soak hes 5years old and a horsefield… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside i saw that on the outside of both of her front legs she was bleeding a little bit but could that be to her dry skin? What is something t… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
22,330 satisfied customers
hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years.
hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years. upon finding out she was given the wrong information on his breed and care was told he was a horsefield but he does not fit the breed descri… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
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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
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hi i have a tortoise around 10 yrs old, he has been roaming
Hi i have a tortoise around 10 yrs old, he has been roaming round the house for a while and then i noticed he wasnt moving around much so i put him back out in his viv. now he never moves eats or drik… read more
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Joan
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6 year Horsefield tortoise has lost one or two scales on the
6 year Horsefield tortoise has lost one or two scales on the leg and it doesn't seem to be healing. What should I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
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BLEEDING ONLY A SMALL like grase i havnt A CLUE IF HES CUT IT OR
HI THERE MY NAMES GEMMA AND I HAVE A HORSEFIELD TORTOISE. I HAVE NOTISED THAT HIS SHELL UNDER NEATH IS BLEEDING ONLY A SMALL LIKE GRASE I HAVNT A CLUE IF HES CUT IT OR IF ITS A INFECTION CAN YOU HELP … read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a horsefield tortoise male i think, hes been off his
I have a horsefield tortoise male i think, hes been off his food a couple of days and this afternoon we have noticed he is holding his head on one side and seems to be blowing bubbles / seliver out of… read more
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Joan
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Private
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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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Private
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last 2 weeks he (not sure of his sex but think he is male) keeps
my tortoise is 2 years old and over the last 2 weeks he (not sure of his sex but think he is male) keeps scratchig and trying to get out and moving everything around why is he doing this? i hope you c… read more
Joan
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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I have sulcata tortoise. the vet told me he has a parasite
I have sulcata tortoise. the vet told me he has a parasite and gave me meds for him. is there a trick to get him to open his mouth so i can give it to him? and im hearing alot of inconsistencies about… read more
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Joan
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