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My male tortoise is 57+ years old and i can not see any
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My tortoise is struggling to lift himself off the ground and
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My baby tortoise won't wake up or eat. I don't know I got
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I have a african spurred tortoise hes 37 years old hea about
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i recently ordered an African spurred tortoise from turtleShack.com
i recently ordered an African spurred tortoise from turtleShack.com about a month ago and hes been just fine, but this morning i found he has something round, and red coming out of his backside around… read more
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Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than
Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than a week now and we had stupidly put this on the account of the unusual cold weather, thinking he was sort of going into hibernation again.… read more
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I have a baby African Spurred Tortoise. The tortoise looks
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Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating,
Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating, he has always ate lots of romane lett. and has been doing good, but i noticed when my bird died of old age, he just stopped eatting. The vet… read more
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My two African Spurred Theigh tortoises did not go underground
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my african spur thigh tortise has a case of the runs. How
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My elderly spur thighed tortoise (50+) has had RNS the last
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My African Spurred Tortoise has a large fleshy protrusion coming
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one of them has become lethargic and not eating they are only 2 years
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Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating
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i have been given a tortoise it is only small i have been told
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me, dunno what kind... maybe gopher....what do i feed him
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