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I have a sulcata tortoise that has been in semi hibernation
second opinion] Hi! I have a sulcata tortoise that has been in semi hibernation mode with all the rain and just now that i took her out of her house to get some sun and feed her i noticed shes pretty … read more
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Anna
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Three weeks with no eating. Sorry, a sulcata tortoise. Won't
Won't eat. Haven't seen her mouth open in three weeks … read more
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Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek
Hi Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek tortoise, Tucker. For the past week or so he isn't coming out of his tunnel unless we take him out to soak him and/or place him at his fo… read more
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He isn't hibernating and he's alert when I handle him, but
He isn't hibernating and he's alert when I handle him, but spends all of his time buried in the mulch and doesn't eat. The temperature in his enclosure is closer to 60 now that it is winter even thoug… read more
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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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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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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick his head out from his shell.He hasnt eaten in a couple weeks and I'm starting to worry.he has adequate heat and U.V. And his diet has never changed.Also… read more
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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had him for three year now and I don't know how old he is but he was full grown when we got him. Every fall since he's attempted to hibernate. W… read more
Anna
Anna
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My 5 year old sulcata tortoise has always semi hibernated from
My 5 year old sulcata tortoise has always semi hibernated from January through March. We keep him inside when he does down for the count so he is never cold, but he reliably makes himself a spot and "… read more
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My tortious has a clogged nostril, he has a runny nose
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Joan answered my reptile question on this page on 5th October
Joan answered my reptile question on this page on 5th October 2011 re our pet tortoise. Her answer helped us and the tortoise recovered well. We were very grateful. (my son thinks I'm crazy though) La… read more
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Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben
Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben trying to bury herself for about a week now and today she really has buried herself in the garden. Will it be alright to let her stay there fo… read more
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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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we have a desert tortoise and he went into hibernation right
we have a desert tortoise and he went into hibernation right after memorial day. we havent seen him since then. is this normal? we noticed that he was eating and drinking alot of water just a couple o… read more
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we first got him he was very active and friendly. I don't think he has been the same since a younger cousin of mine accidently dropped him (now … read more
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
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My tortoise has no energy It is dragging itself along seems
My tortoise has no energy> It is dragging itself along seems to have no strength. Isn't really eating anything or going to the toilet. Have been to our local vet and they said it was dehydrated. It… read more
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My tortoise hasnt eaten in about a week , What Would The Vets
My tortoise hasnt eaten in about a week , What Would The Vets Do About This,, And What Should I Do Ive Tried Every Food. Its 1 And A Half years Ols Greek Spur-Tighed.… read more
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