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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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Hello, can you tell me can a Tortoise die in a very warm room if left for a few hours, this was in are conservatory and had plenty of sunshine in it,it had shade but I believe the temperature could ha… read more
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Anna
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Hello. My turtle, I think it's a box turtle was brought home in October 2013 and on that same day, disappeared. We thought that it had gone underground to hibernate. Throughout the winter and in these… read more
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We have 6 year old Sulcata female. She seems healthy in every
We have 6 year old Sulcata female. She seems healthy in every way except for chipping and flaking on her shell. This started about a year ago as a small chip that kept chipping until it was about 1/2 … read more
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I have a large sulcatta male weighing about 70 lbs. He has
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i have a russian tortoise, and while examining him today, i
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Anna
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I have a 15 pound adult pet tortoise. I dont know whether
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we have had an african hingeback tortoise for the last 4 years.
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I am an American living in Macedonia with no reptile vets here.
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My dog brought a turtle in this morning she found in our backyard. I had no idea we had a turtle or how it made it's way to my backyard! I have to relocate it since the dog will continually find it no… read more
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I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that
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