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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
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Anna
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our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid
our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid in addition to quite a bit of a whiteish-pink cottage cheese-like substance this morning and is now barely moving and won't come out of her s… read more
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Anna
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Hello, can you tell me can a Tortoise die in a very warm room
Hello, can you tell me can a Tortoise die in a very warm room if left for a few hours, this was in are conservatory and had plenty of sunshine in it,it had shade but I believe the temperature could ha… 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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I have red footed turtle (purchased a year ago). She was hibernating
I have red footed turtle (purchased a year ago). She was hibernating all winter long and just woke up with swollen eyes and her shell looks different - like she is piramiding (I have found this condit… read more
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Anna
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Hello, I have a 6 year old african spurred tortoise; 2 days
Hello, I have a 6 year old african spurred tortoise; 2 days ago he hid under my back yard deck. unfortunately it began raining and the temperature dropped below freezing. With the help of my dog I was… read more
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she cannot open her mouth there is a small crust...no vets in our area
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Anna
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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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we have a tortoise which is in our garden (lives outside) and
we have a tortoise which is in our garden (lives outside) and have noticed one eye has closed over and he is not eating even now it is warm, and he is not staying out in sun he has put himself back in… read more
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Anna
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kept a tortoise as a family pet..outside during..yet wont eat
I have kept a tortoise as a family pet for about 35 years or so ( not the small med.type ) Woke up 7-10 days ago and i put him/her outside during the day in the warmer weather but as yet wont eat why … read more
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Anna
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hello, my tortoise has recently laid all her eggs....but she
hello, my tortoise has recently laid all her eggs....but she is still several days after behaving as though she is still trying to lay....she seems really unhappy & is not eating & is very stroppy ...… read more
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I have just rescued a herman tortoise who had been kept in a dark tank, in a coal house and fed biscuits..!!! i have had her a week and she now lives in my kitchen in a box full of straw..she has eate… read more
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I have a tortoise since 1995 and it does not seem to be waking
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
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Anna
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hibernation box, no indication of anything else having been in box
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our tortoise was ok friday but since then has not opened eyes
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Anna
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My mother has left my leopard tortoise outside in 0 C temperature.
My mother has left my leopard tortoise outside in 0°C temperature. It's not moving and I'm scared that he's dead. Is he 'sleeping' and can I wake him up and how? I'm really upset. I just want someone … read more
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
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