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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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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
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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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Anna
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My horsefield tortoise isnt moving much and hasnt eaten
hello my horsefield tortoise isnt moving much and hasnt eaten anything for a while,he lives in a vivarium with a heat lamp,hes been eating carrot,green beans,broccolli,dandelions.I havent had him very… read more
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Joan
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i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is
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Anna
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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
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Anna
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Our hatchling sulcata tortoise has quit eating and seems to
Our hatchling sulcata tortoise has quit eating and seems to have labored breathing. We have been putting him outside in a little pen during warm days for about 1/2 hr or so but one day forgot to bring… read more
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Anna
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My tortoise has not eaten hardly anything for three weeks and
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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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kept a tortoise as a family pet..outside during..yet wont eat
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last 2 weeks he (not sure of his sex but think he is male) keeps
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My tortoise seems lifeless and his eyes seem sunk in, whats
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Anna
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bought two horsefields tortoises from a breeder 1 doing really
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hi, me and my o/h rescued a hermanns tortoise yesturday from
hi, me and my o/h rescued a hermanns tortoise yesturday from a pet shop it had been dumped at by last owner. it has no cites with it so no idea of age or even if cb. he has what i think is pretty bad … read more
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my horsefield tortoise doesnt seem to be very active these
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We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very
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