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I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old.
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I have a hermanss tortoise around 3 or 4 years old, all of a sudden it has become dormant the last two days, wont eat wont stick its head out of the shell, does wierd things with her back legs if i tr… read more
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I found an unusual turtle in my yard this morning and fear
I found an unusual turtle in my yard this morning and fear it may be someone's pet. I've never seen one like it. It has a smooth, tan shell, red-orange head and orange spots on its legs. If I send you… read more
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Box turtle about 3 years old. was outside in its cage
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
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our land turtle has the shell growing and cutting into her
our land turtle has the shell growing and cutting into her back end can I trim it with out hurting her… read more
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Some of our one year old baby turtles (land) are growing too
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We have two red footed Tortoises. They are about 5 years old
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We have a Russian Land Tortoise that has turned extremely lethargic
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our horsfield tortoise of 15 years has suddenly gone swollen
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Have just been given a small CA desert tortise. It does not
Have just been given a small CA desert tortise. It does not seem to be in the best condition..very dry with a shell that is "dry" and in some places peeling a bit. It has been in a short hibernation b… read more
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i have had a box turtle which i purchased in tampa fla, almost
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
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I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when
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pool of water around her. Could it be that she urinated that much
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
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