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I have a sulcata tortoise can you help me? His name is
he had a mild case of metabolic bone disease but he is fine now. and it appears he might have a small fungal infection… read more
Joan
Joan
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My baby tortoise won't wake up or eat. I don't know I got
I don't know I got her three months ago from a pet store shed 4 in long … read more
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Joan
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My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically
My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically appeared over night. She is about 9 to ten months old … read more
Anna
Anna
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Ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have
Hello ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have read about soft shell and I also read that baby tortoise shells will not be completely hard at least for the first year. I'm wonderin… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a ten year old painted turtle. He recently developed
I have a ten year old painted turtle. He recently developed a small white patch on his plastron. His plastron doesn't seem as colorful either. He is very active and eating well. He likes shrimp (river… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
Anna
Anna
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I have just been given a horse field to have a look at its
I have just been given a horse field to have a look at its in poor shape it has no muscle in its back legs can't walk and a soft shell? I own hermens very healthy and giant spurred… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her front it is very small but not sure what to do… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation
I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation really early. We brought him/her inside. Should we feed , water? What should we do?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,863 satisfied customers
my tortoise is not eating and is not active as usual, the vet
my tortoise is not eating and is not active as usual, the vet gave him some vitamins, but its not working and he doesn't know whats wrong. help plz!… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had for nearly 23 years and is quite healthy . The second, and much younger tortoise, was brought to us at the start of this year by one of our… read more
Joan
Joan
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Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle
Couple more questions re red eared slider turtles. 1. Turtle is getting green algae growing on shell. I am trying to keep algae level down in water and fountain but it is growing on the shell of one t… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a 2 yr old hermans tortoise. I have had him only 3 months.
I have a 2 yr old hermans tortoise. I have had him only 3 months. I keep reading contradictory advice about care for tortoises. He has been in a large outside garden enclosure since we bought him. How… read more
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Anna
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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
Joan
Joan
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
Hello, We've had a african spur tortoise for almost five years. We bought it from a reptile store. The store informed us that the tortoises never hibernated. We moved it into the garage during the win… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,863 satisfied customers
I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal.
I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal. The other is not moving his eyes are closed he has not eaten yet. I put him out in the sun & he did move a little with his eyes closed.… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,863 satisfied customers
Our two 20year old terrapins have started basking after hibernating
Our two 20year old terrapins have started basking after hibernating b ut are still not eating and have just developed some slight pitting on their shells. Could this be due to a vitamin defficiancy… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell
hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell seems soft and his eyes keep getting full of gunk, his breathin is ok and nose is clear, at first i thought he as trying to hibernate but … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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