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I have a sulcata tortoise that has been in semi hibernation
second opinion] Hi! I have a sulcata tortoise that has been in semi hibernation mode with all the rain and just now that i took her out of her house to get some sun and feed her i noticed shes pretty … read more
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Anna
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Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek
Hi Joan, something is going on with our 1,5 year old pet Greek tortoise, Tucker. For the past week or so he isn't coming out of his tunnel unless we take him out to soak him and/or place him at his fo… read more
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Joan
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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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Anna
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My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has
My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has always been well until this summer, when I first noticed a very slight pinky-orange colouring along his flanks. As this stayed into autumn and … read more
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Anna
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I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation
I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation really early. We brought him/her inside. Should we feed , water? What should we do?… read more
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Anna
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9 year desert tortoise in shallow burrow next to house...should
9 year desert tortoise in shallow burrow next to house...should we take inside during hard freeze?… read more
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Anna
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Hi I have a Desert tortoise, hes about 40 years old and I
Hi I have a Desert tortoise, he's about 40 years old and I inherited him from a relative a couple of years ago. This time last year he was already hibernating but he has yet to go to sleep. He stopped… read more
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Joan
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Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben
Is it too early to let my tortoise hibernate? She has ben trying to bury herself for about a week now and today she really has buried herself in the garden. Will it be alright to let her stay there fo… read more
Joan
Joan
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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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Joan
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I have a 2 yr old hermans tortoise. I have had him only 3 months.
I have a 2 yr old hermans tortoise. I have had him only 3 months. I keep reading contradictory advice about care for tortoises. He has been in a large outside garden enclosure since we bought him. How… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi...my 11 year old sulcata tortoise whom was always very active
Hi...my 11 year old sulcata tortoise whom was always very active in our backyard and whom eats lots and lots of fresh produce and grass now has been in his burrow for two weeks..we live in Phoenix and… read more
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Joan
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I have a Hermanns tortoise (since 1995) and took him out of
I have a Hermanns tortoise (since 1995) and took him out of hibernation on 23rd March. However he is not eating or moving around and only occasionally opens his eyes. This is very unusual for this tor… read more
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Anna
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Hi I am concerned for my Sulcata tortoise. He has gone into
Hi I am concerned for my Sulcata tortoise. He has gone into a hibernation type mode, eating very little and moving hardly at all. He is 5 months old. He was more active prior to January's cold snap. H… read more
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Joan
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we first got him he was very active and friendly. I don't think he has been the same since a younger cousin of mine accidently dropped him (now … read more
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Anna
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
Hello, We've had a african spur tortoise for almost five years. We bought it from a reptile store. The store informed us that the tortoises never hibernated. We moved it into the garage during the win… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal.
I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal. The other is not moving his eyes are closed he has not eaten yet. I put him out in the sun & he did move a little with his eyes closed.… read more
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Anna
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I have a sulcata that woobles when he walks and was seeming
I have a sulcata that woobles when he walks and was seeming weak.I gave him parasite powder for 3 weeks and am now giving him anti-bacterial meal he eats fine.Am I doing the right treatment?… read more
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Our Tortoise has been awake about four weeks now after a ...
Our Tortoise has been awake about four weeks now after a lengthy hibernation. We put him out in the garden each day if the weather is a reasonable temperature and dry. We put him in a box in the garag… read more
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