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We have a baby sulcate tortoise. I was cleaning his home and
Hi we have a baby sulcate tortoise. I was cleaning his home and my daughter stepped on him. He's inside his shell. I was hoping that as long as his shell wasn't hurt and he shows no signs of injury th… read more
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I soaked my 5 month old tortoise and after she retracted
I soaked my 5 month old tortoise and after she retracted into her shell and isn't moving … read more
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Our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has
our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has an open wound on the top, shell bitten off around the front and back and a severely cracked shell. We are washing the wound with cooled boile… read more
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We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not
We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not moving. The water was just touching his stomach so he could keep his head out of water and go under when he chose to drink. For the last few… read more
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Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soa
Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soak hes 5years old and a horsefield… read more
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we have a young leopard tortoise he has recently gone into
Hi we have a young leopard tortoise he has recently gone into his shell his legs aren't floppy but his head is tucked right into his shell… read more
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Hello Anna :) I'm hoping you can help. My daughter has a male
Hello Anna :) I'm hoping you can help. My daughter has a male Russian tortoise she got him in late September. At first he seemed fine...at least for what we knew about tortoises. Well, after about 2 m… read more
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Anna
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I have a baby African Tortoise. My dog got ahold of him this
I have a baby African Tortoise. My dog got ahold of him this afternoon, we thought he was dead but after a few hours he started poking his head out of his shell. He is now walking around his tank but … read more
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our tortoise is over 45 years old that is when we found him.
our tortoise is over 45 years old that is when we found him. He has always roamed the backyard eating grass etc. He goes into his (self-made) hole every Sept and comes out in March..Last week he stopp… read more
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Joan
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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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red foot tortoise hasnt ate today and is very lazy and hasnt
red foot tortoise hasnt ate today and is very lazy and hasnt opened its eyes much since I got him. What could cause this?… read more
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I just noticed the skin on my desert tortoises front legs
I just noticed the skin on my desert tortoise's front legs is peeling...exposing tender and raw (looking) pink skin.… read more
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2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found
2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found her with head out and mouth open last evening when we brought her in the house. Her eye's are sunken and she is not moving at all. Am soa… read more
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I am an American living in Macedonia with no reptile vets here.
I am an American living in Macedonia with no reptile vets here. I hit the tortoise/turtle in the yard with the lawnmower and took off 1.5 inch top square of shell, rather deep to white membrane and wi… 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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His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open
we are changing our turtle between tanks, for cleaning, and he has stopped moving. His legs are limp. head barely sticking out, eyes open and not blinking. We can't tell if he is stil dead or alive. t… read more
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i got given a small spur tortoise she is 3 years old, 4 weeks
i got given a small spur tortoise she is 3 years old, 4 weeks ago, since i have had her she not eaten very well, didnt open her eyes very often, 3 days ago she was really hot, so moved her to other si… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears swollen he cant eat or retarck his head back in he isint moving much. I'm not sure if he is dying.… read more
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