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I found my tortoise unresponsive. Her head and back legs are
I found my tortoise unresponsive. Her head and back legs are tucked in but her front legs are out. I've bathed her and put her under the heat lamp but after 3 days she is still unresponsive. There is … read more
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My dog has gotten ahold of my russian testudo tortoise and I
My dog has gotten ahold of my russian testudo tortoise and I was able to get to him . However he continued to cry and run around all night long. I left to work the next day and when I came home last n… read more
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My tortoi. Tortoise has not moved in 3days. A Russian
My tortoi JA: What sort of animal are we talking about? Customer: tortoise has not moved in 3days JA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know … read more
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Anna
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My pet tortoise appears to have passed but i am not sure if
My pet tortoise appears to have passed but i am not sure if shes dead or not right now … read more
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I think my Russian tortoise may be dead. She's not moving. i
she's not moving. i pick her up and her legs just hang limp. one eye is open the other is closed … read more
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Anna
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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
Hi Anna,My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber 1st 2017. He has been happy and healthy, eating normal and pooping and peeing as well. He has a tank with mulch, half log he sleeps un… read more
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I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine
Hi. I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine yesterday morning before work but last night I found him dead. His neck and limbs were very swollen, his neck was purple, he had drool comi… read more
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Anna
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
Hi, we have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave him a bath, he was eating, and now he appears to be dead. It's eyes are bit open and it's mouth open. Is it possible he's dehydrated? … read more
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Anna
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I am at a university in Botswana. My colleagues took
I am at a university in Botswana. My colleagues took tortoises from the wild (Leopard tortoise) more than 1.5 years ago. These were kept in the lab (only high windows,and colder than environment; no h… read more
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Joan
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I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought
I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought he was dead at first, but over several hours i noticed some slight, but slow movement. A little more this morning, but he is definetly very … read more
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Joan
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick his head out from his shell.He hasnt eaten in a couple weeks and I'm starting to worry.he has adequate heat and U.V. And his diet has never changed.Also… read more
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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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Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soa
Tortoise head is insde legs outside hes not moving just put him to soak hes 5years old and a horsefield… read more
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside i saw that on the outside of both of her front legs she was bleeding a little bit but could that be to her dry skin? What is something t… read more
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sister's work today & she called me to come get it, since I already have a Russian Tortoise and "know how to take care of them". I know what MY tortoise needs on a… read more
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we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do
we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do you know how to tell and allso has he gon into some kind of hibernation… read more
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him last christmas, he had giarrdhea, but hes been well since Feb.
I live in Tidewater, VA and have an adult Russian tortoise. When I got him last Christmas, he had giarrdhea, but he's been well since Feb. Should I try to hibernate him outside or move him inside? It … read more
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I had three Russian tortoise. Today I found one of the ...
I had three Russian tortoise. Today I found one of the dead. I brought them all to the vet including the one that passed. They tried to do an necropsy but said the turtle was too far gone. My husband … read more
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