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It is not moving around much at all and doesnt seem to want
It is not moving around much at all and doesnt seem to want to eat. It is about the size of a tennis ball whereas its siblings are larger than a softball. I am concerned... … read more
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My baby tortoise won't wake up or eat. I don't know I got
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i recently ordered an African spurred tortoise from turtleShack.com
i recently ordered an African spurred tortoise from turtleShack.com about a month ago and hes been just fine, but this morning i found he has something round, and red coming out of his backside around… read more
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A friends tortoise fell and spent several hours upside down.
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Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than
Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than a week now and we had stupidly put this on the account of the unusual cold weather, thinking he was sort of going into hibernation again.… read more
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I have a baby African Spurred Tortoise. The tortoise looks
I have a baby African Spurred Tortoise. The tortoise looks like it is gasping for air and not wanting to crawl around. up until last night it was eating and appeared to be doing fine. What do you thin… read more
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Anna
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We have an African Spur thigh tortoise thats shell got burnt
We have an African Spur thigh tortoise that's shell got burnt over the winter and now that piece came off. On the one side of his shell is red and white, kind of meaty looking. We were trying to figur… read more
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his head has retracted into its shell, were unsure if he is still alive? I put him in the sun today in our conservatory and his head has come o… read more
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my African spurred tortoise wont move. Hes alert but cant seem to get up
my African spurred tortoise won't move. He's alert but can't seem to get up and move and he isn't eating… read more
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my west african spurred thigh toroise is about 7 years old
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My two African Spurred Theigh tortoises did not go underground
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my african spur thigh tortise has a case of the runs. How
my african spur thigh tortise has a case of the runs. How can I remedy this. Other wise he is in good condition. About 40-50 lbs. very active. I have been feeding him a mixture of timothy hay and roma… read more
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I am babysitting a friends dog. It bit my african spurred tortoise
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Ive noticed that my african spurred tortoise is not eating
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i have been given a tortoise it is only small i have been told
i have been given a tortoise it is only small i have been told it is a baby i think it is a spur thighed as it has little barbs on its legs i am not sure how many times a day i should feed it or what … read more
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habitat for this little guy and have no idea where to start
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i have an african spur tortise which i have had for about 6
i have an african spur tortise which i have had for about 6 years. since i moved him to an outside pen he began digging. i did not see a problem with that at the time. but now he stays underground mos… read more
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me, dunno what kind... maybe gopher....what do i feed him
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