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Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles
Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles from our old home 2 years ago. Last summer she ate but not much, compared to all the other years. We took her to a local vet, who specialize… read more
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My pet tortoise appears to have passed but i am not sure if shes dead or not right now … read more
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We have a desert turtle we recently moved to AZ from CA and
we have a desert turtle we recently moved to AZ from CA and we fed him yesterday and placed him in the backyard to roam and walk around we forgot to bring him back inside when i went to pick him up th… read more
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
Hi, we have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave him a bath, he was eating, and now he appears to be dead. It's eyes are bit open and it's mouth open. Is it possible he's dehydrated? … read more
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Anna
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I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought
I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought he was dead at first, but over several hours i noticed some slight, but slow movement. A little more this morning, but he is definetly very … read more
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We are worried out tortoise is dead! What do we do? She's
We are worried out tortoise is dead! What do we do? She's foaming and has red fluid coming out of her mouth and is unresponsive. Please help! … read more
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Anna
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She hasn't been eating the last week, just wanting to sit in
She hasn't been eating the last week, just wanting to sit in her water dish. Today went to give her clean water and food and she didn't come out. How can we tell if she is dead? … read more
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Anna
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Anna we are in the UK, we have a tortoise that my dad
Hi Anna we are in the UK, we have a tortoise that my dad found when he was 5 (He's now 60) but she's a bit poorly. Her eyes are sunken, she's not eating and she is very lethargic. She came out of hibe… read more
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Anna
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my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him years. Yesterda
Hi my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him for 14 years. Yesterday i found his head and legs out. I think he is dead but this morning his head was a little bit inside. I tried… read more
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Anna
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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
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Joan
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i have a ten lb desert tortoise that is not eating or moving
i have a ten lb desert tortoise that is not eating or moving but he will raise his head when i rub the top of his head. it is a lttle white around is nostrils eyes a little swollen and under his chin … read more
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I have a baby desert turtle (6 weeks old) whose eyes are all
I have a baby desert turtle (6 weeks old) whose eyes are all crusty and she is moving slowly. I just got her a week ago and she was moving faster, but didn't look all that healthy and is looking less … read more
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his head has retracted into its shell, were unsure if he is still alive? I put him in the sun today in our conservatory and his head has come o… read more
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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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she cannot open her mouth there is a small crust...no vets in our area
i have a small desert tourtose that just woke up from hibernation. she cannot open her mouth there is a small crust. we have no vets in our area where we live. anything i can do at home?… read more
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Anna
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I have a california desert tortoise, we have had her for 5
I have a california desert tortoise, we have had her for 5 years now. She recently came out of hibernation and was doing great, eating well, drinking well. Last night we had a freak cold snap and it s… read more
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one of them has become lethargic and not eating they are only 2 years
Hi I have an 2 african spur desert tortises and one of them has become lethargic and not eating they are only 2 years old. What should i do?… read more
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I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when
I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when My nephew passed away and I have had it for 5 years, I feel that It may be sick, it is lethargic, wont eat, wont even try to open its eyes f… read more
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