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I have a 50 year old desert tortoise who just started losing
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I have a California Desert Tortoise and he has been in
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Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles
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We have a male desert tortoise about 25 years old. Have
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I have a 50 year old desert tortoise named Chief- yesterday
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
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I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old.
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California Desert Tortoise. One scale has peeled from front
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I have two baby tortoises, male and female. The slightly larger
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I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs
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I have had my desert tortoise for over 30 years. She was pretty
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2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found
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Hi. I recently aquired three desert tortoises from my grandmother.
Hi. I recently aquired three desert tortoises from my grandmother. The two youngsters came out of hibernation today, the centurian wanted to sleep a bit longer. The youngsters are abt 7 years old, mal… read more
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We have a large desert tortoise that was run over by a ...
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Anna

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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