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I have a Russian tortoise who appears to be having signs of
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Anna
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
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Anna
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Anna
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The tortoise is behaving weirdly and we are worried it is
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Anna
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,We bought a baby tortoise last Jan little grandaughter.
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My tortious has a clogged nostril, he has a runny nose
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