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I just got a baby red foot tortoise and it won't come out of
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I am trying to find other greens to feed my female russian
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joan, I've woken up this morning UK to find my 1 year old tortoise not waking up.
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We just purchased a red foot tortoise. He is about three inches in diameter. He was very
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Anna
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Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo)
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My Russian Tortoise seems to be extremely depressed, he hides
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we noticed that our russian tortoises shell has become soft
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Weve had our Russian tortoise for just over an year now and
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Hi! I have a male Russian tortoise who will only eat red leaf
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our russian tortoise got out of its outdoor enclosure. of course
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