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We recently have a Russian tortoise. She hasn't ate for 3
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I just got a 2 month old Russian tortoise on Monday from a pet store. It's barely eating and doesn't move much. It's got a big tank, heat lamp, and soaking it everyday so far... any ideas could it jus… read more
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I purchased the items you suggested. I also made an
Hi there. I purchased the items you suggested. I also made an appointment for puff for the vet but they won't let me come in until Monday. She ate a little bit yesterday. I have been soaking her every… read more
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Russian tortoise mix. Bubbles coming out of his mouth just
Russian tortoise mix. Bubbles coming out of his mouth just now and opening mouth wide like gasping. Cannot see any obstruction. He ate this am. … read more
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He is very lethargic, hasn't eaten in weeks and now he is
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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
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Hey Anna! We adopted a russian tortoise from the shelter and she started gaping yesterday
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We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should we worry? we read that they want to hibernate,but are wondering if light and temp for her should mimic underground conditions that would exis… read more
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
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I have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
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My desert tortoise seems to have lost her appetite. She usually
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I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a
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My redfoot seems to not come out alot out of her shell ...I got her a month ago but she is
My redfoot seems to not come out alot out of her shell ...I got her a month ago but she is about 8yrs old...I builded her a 8ft x4ft housing...which she doesn't move around in much and I let her loose… read more
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Hello, I have a two year old Leopard Tortoise. For the past
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how can i tell if my russian tortoise has an impacted colon
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Hi, We have a new baby Horsfield tortoise unsure of its
Hi, We have a new baby Horsfield tortoise: unsure of its exact age. It's not interested in eating and hasn't defecated since purchasing on Friday. Is he ill or merely adjusting to new surroundings/ lo… read more
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