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I have a baby tortoise and his bottom shell is really soft
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We have a baby Sulcata Tortoise, about 3 months old. We have
We have a baby Sulcata Tortoise, about 3 months old. We have noticed a squeaky noise, kind of a watery sound, off and on while he breathes. He is moving around normal, eating too. But, I am nervous ab… read more
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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes … read more
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Joan
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I found my baby sulcata tortoise upside down in his water
I found my baby sulcata tortoise upside down in his water bowl moving trying to get out I don't know how long no more than 20mins I held him upside down gentltly tapping on his back he pooped alot but… read more
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We have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has
Hi, we have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has been very active every day, eats right away, poops every time we soak him. In the past 2 days he has gone lethargic, he doesn't seem to… read more
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I have a small female turtle that makes lots of noises! It's
I have a small female turtle that makes lots of noises! It's been happening for about a week! She will pull her legs and head out and make noises at the same time! She has been active alot too! … read more
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Anna
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I've got a female hermans tortoise about 6/7 years old she
Hi I've got a female hermans tortoise about 6/7 years old she has not eaten for about 3/4 weeks tends to stay in her shell a lot and not very active wen does come out she's kept in doors in a large to… read more
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Joan
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I adopted a 6 year old Sulcata from a friend. I have had him
I adopted a 6 year old Sulcata from a friend. I have had him about a month and have been trying to make sure he is warm and gets the proper diet and vitamins. The lst few days he has been laying with … read more
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Joan
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Hi, my husband and I just became owners of an 8 month old sulcata
Hi, my husband and I just became owners of an 8 month old sulcata tortoise. We have a couple of questions. First, we have read in some places that it is ok to feed our tortoise (Bob) only greens and s… read more
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Joan
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upper respiratory problem..vet who gave us antibiotics to administer
I have had a sulcata tortise for 7 years. He has never had any medical problems until the past two weeks. We thought he had an upper respiratory problem so took him to a vet who gave us antibiotics to… read more
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Joan
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little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due
I have a Sulcata Tortoise...Just about one year now. He has been a little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due to the temperature in the house. It has been a little cold but his home … read more
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Joan
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we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do
we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do you know how to tell and allso has he gon into some kind of hibernation… read more
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I have a 2 month old Sulcata tortoise. a couple days ago i
I have a 2 month old Sulcata tortoise. a couple days ago i noticed that his left nostril had sand stuck in it. didnt want to try to poke it out, just tried soaking him to see if in would come out but … read more
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My tortoise has runny nose syndrome what treatment would you
My tortoise has runny nose syndrome what treatment would you recommend and do I need to go and get it from a vet or could I buy online, as I don't live near a vets? Would alamycin applied a drop to ea… read more
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Anna
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I have recently aquired a tortoise and I am worried that one
I have recently aquired a tortoise and I am worried that one of his eyes is wet and he rubs it with his front leg. Most of the time his eyes are closed. What should I do please? Lorraine… read more
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Anna
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my sulcata tortoise makes a cough or bark . what is that
my sulcata tortoise makes a "cough" or "bark". what is that noise? no discharges, no runny nose or eye probs. eats well, urinates, active. is it a normal noise?… read more
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Joan
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Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating
I've noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating and he is not opening his eyes, and they look a little puffy too, he is only about a year and half old, and I keep in a vivarium, with heat … read more
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I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that
I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that his shell had a little flake coming off of it. I just wondered if this was normal. I give him a calcium supplement every day, so I am hoping… read more
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