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Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek
Hi Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek tortoise, Tucker. For the past week or so he isn't coming out of his tunnel unless we take him out to soak him and/or place him at his fo… read more
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Joan
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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
Anna
Anna
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We have an approx. 7 year old Horsfield/Russian tortoise. We
We have an approx. 7 year old Horsfield/Russian tortoise. We have had her for 7 months. She hasn't pooped in the last 6 days and she is eating, but not as much. She is very active and seems to be perf… read more
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Joan
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My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has
My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has always been well until this summer, when I first noticed a very slight pinky-orange colouring along his flanks. As this stayed into autumn and … read more
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Anna
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I have kept a Herman tortoise for 37 years. This year she
I have kept a Herman tortoise for 37 years. This year she was difficult to get her to start eating. I took her to the vet who X rayed her to see if she was egg bownd. She was not and she resumed eatin… read more
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Joan
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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
Anna
Anna
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Hi, my tortoise is 13 years old and lives indoors in a large
Hi, my tortoise is 13 years old and lives indoors in a large heated and lit viivarium in the winter and outside on our back garden in the summer, she's always happier in the summer outdoors, our garde… read more
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Joan
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9 year desert tortoise in shallow burrow next to house...should
9 year desert tortoise in shallow burrow next to house...should we take inside during hard freeze?… read more
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Anna
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Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben
Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben trying to bury herself for about a week now and today she really has buried herself in the garden. Will it be alright to let her stay there fo… read more
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Joan
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My desert tortoisw came out of hibernation earley this year.
My desert tortoisw came out of hibernation earley this year. I brought it in the house and placed it in a closet. After coming out it was not moving round, only a little bit. Should I take him back ou… read more
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our 6yr old german toroise doesnt want to come..last couple of days
Our 6yr old hermann toroise doesn't want to come out of his tunnel and eat for the last couple of days. I had to finally pick him up and coax him out. Is this normal? We feed him a diet of romaine let… 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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Joan
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Hermann tortoise approx 5-6 years old. Grndaughter had it for
Hermann tortoise approx 5-6 years old. Grndaughter had it for 2.5 years. Has never hibernated. Is not eating, hardly moving. Is kept in temp 85-90 all day. Seems to have lost weight, quite worried abo… read more
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My hermans tortoise appears to be walking on the on the &quo
My hermans tortoise appears to be walking on the on the "outside" of her foot. She is unable to to "arch it" and walk on the actual pad and walk as normal, it is not swollen and she is still eating.… read more
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Joan
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we first got him he was very active and friendly. I don't think he has been the same since a younger cousin of mine accidently dropped him (now … read more
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Anna
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Why is my Russian Tortoise suddenly not eating Weve had him
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I have an African Bells Hingeback Tortoise that was treated
I have an African Bells Hingeback Tortoise that was treated by a vet a week and a half ago for a respiratory infection. The doctor diagnosed every other day injections of .3 cc's of baytril. I have gi… read more
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I have two male Greek tortoises. I took them from a bunch
I have two male Greek tortoises. I took them from a bunch of college students who hardly cared for them and smoked a whole hell of a lot of goodness knows what. Anywho, I've been reading A LOT about t… read more
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