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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
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Anna
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my russian tortoise isn't moving much during the day and doesnt go to their hidy hole much. i also dont see any changes in the water that is being provided to them.… read more
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Anna
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My Russian tortoise has dark black spots on his arms and
My Russian tortoise has dark black spots on his arms and legs, and some scabs on his neck. Is this normal?… read more
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I have a spur-thighed tortoise. I guess he would technically
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We have a baby sulcata whose shell seems to be getting soft
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Anna
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My turtle isn't eating or drinking anything and her eyes are
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Joan
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We have a russian tortoise that has seemed healthy and
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I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's
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i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My tortoise has one eye that seems to be a little more difficult
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Joan
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Hi Joan, I have a quick question about bearded dragon ligh
Hi Joan, I have a quick question about bearded dragon lighting? We are housing our baby beardie in the 40 gallon Zoo-med terranium kit. It came with a dual dome like fixture. One 75W heat lamp (but we… read more
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Joan
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My tortoise is not eating, is less active and does not go into
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Joan
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I just adopted a 6 year old African Spurred Tortoise. He came
I just adopted a 6 year old African Spurred Tortoise. He came to his new home yesterday. Since then, he has been sleeping , off and on, most of the day. He did wake a couple of times, eat a bit and go… read more
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Anna
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We recently purchased a redfooted tortoise and would like to
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Anna
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we have an eastern collared lizard and his left front foot
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I am concerned about my baby Hermans tortoise that arrived
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Anna
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We Have an indian star tortoise that has had loss of appetite
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