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My sulcata tortoise is not moving since last night He is not
Hello my sulcata tortoise is not moving since last night He is not limp though he is tucked in as if scares Scared** I called the vet they think he is fine he has an appt Monday but what should I do? … read more
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
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My Hermann tortoise has not been eating for a few days, I
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We think our 10 year old turtle died last night but need to
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We have a painted turtle, he's been with us for only a
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Anna
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my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him years. Yesterda
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
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nt moving, his neck and legs were dangling out and not moving.
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