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My Russian tortoise is "ashy" on front legs head and part of
My Russian tortoise is "ashy" on front legs head and part of the front shell....I just started putting calcium powder on her herbs mix and her eyes are watery. She is in an open cage with lights. And … read more
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Anna
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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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Anna
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We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not
We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not moving. The water was just touching his stomach so he could keep his head out of water and go under when he chose to drink. For the last few… read more
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Hello Anna :) I'm hoping you can help. My daughter has a male
Hello Anna :) I'm hoping you can help. My daughter has a male Russian tortoise she got him in late September. At first he seemed fine...at least for what we knew about tortoises. Well, after about 2 m… read more
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Anna
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I have a 14 month old Sulcata tortoise. Last night, he began
I have a 14 month old Sulcata tortoise. Last night, he began making a wheezing sound and opening his mouth very wide -- sounded a bit like a person with Asthma. He stick his head out very far when he … read more
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I need help. My sulcata turtle has stopped eating and the shell
I need help. My sulcata turtle has stopped eating and the shell is turning soft and the bottom part of the shell under us turning red in some spots. Please help don't know what to do anymore?… read more
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We are not sure if my sons 2 year old leopard tortoise, Leo,
We are not sure if my son's 2 year old leopard tortoise, Leo, is alive. We found Leo with sunken eyes and unresponsive last night. He seems lighter than usual. We read online that he may dehydrated, s… read more
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russian tortoise has developed brown crusty patches all over
russian tortoise has developed brown crusty patches all over face. is eating well, but is under eyes on cheeks, top of head. at first i thought it was dried brown food attached to his face, but i dont… read more
Anna
Anna
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my daughter found her tortoise rather lethargic and not moving
my daughter found her tortoise rather lethargic and not moving in his cage... he is only a few months old... he didnt move when i would touch his legs or head and his shell seemed very cold... I put h… read more
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My tortoise looks dead. Its front limbs are out and its head
My tortoise looks dead. Its front limbs are out and its head is slightly out with its eyes closed. Its back limbs are in its shell. The tortoise had been fine up until yesterday when it started openin… read more
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We have a Russian Land Tortoise that has turned extremely lethargic
We have a Russian Land Tortoise that has turned extremely lethargic within the last two weeks. It mostly keeps its eyes closed and rests its head on the ground almost 24/7. The shell is softer than it… read more
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I am in venice, fl on the west coast. Three years ago we started
I am in venice, fl on the west coast. Three years ago we started a short distance from 41 to 681 & i saw a very large snake coiled in a circle in the grass just off of the shoulder. It was as thick as… read more
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give my res injections to fend of a bacteria infection...shot
I have to give my res injections to fend of a bacteria infection. The vet showed me how to admin the shot under the front arm into the muscle. I tried last night and was unable to pull his arm complet… read more
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Anna
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last month in the area by the rear legs..cause it some discomfort
The bottom shell of our tortoise (we have owned it for about 36years) seems to have become flexable this last month in the area by the rear legs. We have never noticed this before and when you touch t… read more
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Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard...reddish-orange spots
Greetings! I found a turtle in my back yard. I know it is aquatic because it does have webbed feet. It has reddish-orange spots on it's legs & feet and spots and stripe-type markings on it's neck and … read more
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We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well,
We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well, I think it is a him. He looks like an african sulca however, we have had him for a year and he is still the same size...I just want to make … read more
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Anna
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her yard..front legs are a clay red color..tail is long and pointed.
I was given a turtle or tortoise and the person who found it her her yard does not know what type it is. It looks like a mini desert tortoise but it's skin around it's head neck and front legs are a c… read more
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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