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I have a 50 year old desert tortoise who just started losing
I have a 50 year old desert tortoise who just started losing scales on his legs. Never seen this before. He is in the same environment. Boxed in winter and free in enclosed yard during summer. … read more
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My desert tortoise had a giant wart looking thing on his
My desert tortoise had a giant wart looking thing on his chin that we have removed several times but it keeps coming back and impeding his ability to eat. He is an old guy maybe 75 or so … read more
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My California desert tortoise knocked over a cymbidium
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I have a hatchling cherry head red foot tortoise. I have had
I have a hatchling cherry head red foot tortoise. I have had her since Christmas. I took her to the vet on march 18th and she was diagnosed with pneumonia. (The thermostat mulfunctioned so she was wit… read more
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We have a male desert tortoise about 25 years old. Have
We have a male desert tortoise about 25 years old. Have noticed him limping. His right front leg is swollen. Able to get around ok. Eating, peeing, pooping.… read more
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Is a crushed walnut substrate safe for a hatchling desert
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Anna
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Should my 3 month old hatchling desert tortoise be taken
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Anna
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The skin on his front legs is peeling exposing a yellow
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California Desert Tortoise. One scale has peeled from front
California Desert Tortoise. One scale has peeled from front leg. Not bleeding, nor infected looking. Very fresh. She is about 50 years old. Well cared for and properly feed. Registered in California. … read more
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We have a Russian Desert Tortoise, about 6 years old. The
We have a Russian Desert Tortoise, about 6 years old. The last couple of days her urine has been pink. It was always white before. What can be causing this and what can we do? Thanks… read more
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My California desert tortoise opens his mouth and appears to
My California desert tortoise opens his mouth and appears to bite at his front legs. This just started yesterday. I checked and there are no wounds. He is eating all his food and looks ok. I did catch… read more
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Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front feet. About a 8 inch shell from tail to head. about 6 inches across. Has a hard claw on tail. I think it is a Russian guy at pet store sai… read more
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I think that my baby desert tortoise has two broken legs. She
I think that my baby desert tortoise has two broken legs. She is about 1 year old. She is eating fine. Has a soft shell, but it seems to be getting harder. She pulls herself around with her two front … read more
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i believe I have a russian dessert tortoise- his skin seems
i believe I have a russian dessert tortoise- his "skin"seems to be peeling. is this normal? he eats lettuce and some veggie supplements and of course has a water bottle.… read more
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We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very
We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very active and is eating well. We have noticed however, that on it's legs the skin seems to be peeling. Is this normal, or is it a sign of an un… read more
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her yard..front legs are a clay red color..tail is long and pointed.
I was given a turtle or tortoise and the person who found it her her yard does not know what type it is. It looks like a mini desert tortoise but it's skin around it's head neck and front legs are a c… read more
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Anna
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Approx. 10 Desert tortoise found with white paint on back
Approx. 10" Desert tortoise found with white 'paint' on back leg & 'south end' (Is that opening called a vent like a snake?)… read more
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