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Is someone really here to talk? I walked in and my leopard
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We have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has
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I think my tortoise swallowed something, Yoda around 9,
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I have a hermanss tortoise around 3 or 4 years old, all of a
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I just got a baby red foot tortoise and it won't come out of
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29 gallon tank with screen top reptisun 10.0 2 foot tube
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i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isnt moving, but his
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Hi my chameleon has just laid her first clutch of eggs and
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We have two red footed Tortoises. They are about 5 years old
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Hi, I have a baby male leopard tortoise (2 inch) I am not
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I am the new parent of a red foot tortoise.Altho I have done
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