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I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago,
Hi I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago, she is temporarily in a tank until her tortoise table has finished being built. I use the RepTech UV Mercury Vapor lamp (100watt) to provi… read more
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Anna
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We got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one
Hi we got two babies horsefield tortouises yesterday and one appears okay but one is more lethargic and hasn't seemed to eat since getting home. We got a starter kit and followed the instructions. It … read more
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I was given 2 Hermann females of circa 2 years old some 5
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Hey Anna! We adopted a russian tortoise from the shelter and she started gaping yesterday
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Okay, question number 2. :-) We acquired our tortoise about
Okay, question number 2. :-) We acquired our tortoise about a month ago. He does not seem to be eating. However, as we addressed in the last question, he is defecating and passing urine. He did the sa… read more
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Hi Anna Pleased to say that I have taken my surviving tortoise
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Anna
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hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years.
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I have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
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what is the best substrate for a russian tortoise? is turtle
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Hi, I have baby Eastern Hermann Tortoise for last 4 weeks,
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i have a young lepoard tortoise what is the best type of bedding
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Can I put my star tortoise in a big fish tank with cat litter as bedding My tort only eat
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I just got a Russian Tortoise 2 weeks ago. First it only slept
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Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating
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i have an 18month old horsefied tortoise, who has suddenly
i have an 18month old horsefied tortoise, who has suddenly stopped eating . its been 10 days now and I'm getting really worried. In all other respects he is quite lively.… read more
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