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My tortiose appears to have some blockage/constipation. Well
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Anna
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I have a desert tortoise. She's been with me over 50 years.
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Im very worried about my tortoise, he has a very swollen
Hi im very worried about my tortoise, he has a very swollen penis and is wheezing … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles
Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles from our old home 2 years ago. Last summer she ate but not much, compared to all the other years. We took her to a local vet, who specialize… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a Russian Tortoise and all she does most of the time
I have a Russian Tortoise and all she does most of the time is sleep in her hidey and eat. I pretty much have to soak her daily for her to have a BM. While soaking she urinated and the urine came out … read more
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PitRottMommy
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I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine
Hi. I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine yesterday morning before work but last night I found him dead. His neck and limbs were very swollen, his neck was purple, he had drool comi… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's
I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's mulch type bedding in his aquarium. What could this be from? And what should I do?… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
, I too am a retired 8th grade teacher. We have had Tilli,
Hello, I too am a retired 8th grade teacher. We have had Tilli, a desert tortoise for a year. Her nose continue to drip clear. We took her to a vert who tends reptiles. We gave him 10 shot of ceftazid… read more
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Three days ago out dog got hold of our Russian tortoise and
Three days ago out dog got hold of our Russian tortoise and she was turned over for about fifteen minutes before we found her. We turned her over and she seemed to be ok, just a little frightened. How… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a
my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a day for and hour or so each time but I realized there has been no poop or chalky looking pee around for about… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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I have two baby desert tortoises, one is about a year old and
I have two baby desert tortoises, one is about a year old and one about 2, they seem sluggish in their aquarium recently, and one died about a month ago who acted similarly beforehand. We have not cha… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
My desert tortoise seems to have lost her appetite. She usually
My desert tortoise seems to have lost her appetite. She usually enjoys dark romaine, carrots, and other recommended greens. This week she is leaving them alone. She has water and sunlight and a log to… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs
I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs 3lbs when she woke up from hibernation she weighed 2lbs. I have had her about 3 years she has not grown. She has a raised shell with sc… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their
I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their russian tortoise. My tortoise are outside and their russian is old enough to be outside too. Can they live together ok?… read more
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Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
I saw your answer to a question a woman had about her Russian
I saw your answer to a question a woman had about her Russian tortoise that wasn't eating or drinking, and I wondered if the advise about a Pedialyte and water soak would apply to a Desert tortoise?… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front
Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front feet. About a 8 inch shell from tail to head. about 6 inches across. Has a hard claw on tail. I think it is a Russian guy at pet store sai… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have a full size 6 Russian male in top shape.. and I would
I have a full size 6" Russian male in top shape.. and I would like to find a good home for him.. I live in Henderson Nevada so I keep him indoors and outdoors.. I also have a 15# XXXXX Desert Tort and… read more
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Joan
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Can any of the smaller tortoise breeds such as Russian ...
Can any of the smaller tortoise breeds such as Russian Tortoises survive in the Las Vegas desert heat? I would keep the tortoise's burrowing box under a covered patio, and I have a mist system. High t… read more
Joan
Joan
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