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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
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I have a spur-thighed tortoise. I guess he would technically
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He is not using his back legs and isn't eating. no wounds
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I just got a baby red foot tortoise and it won't come out of
I just got a baby red foot tortoise and it won't come out of its hide unless I get him and it barely eats. I have only had it for a couple of days so I just want to make sure this is normal. Does it n… read more
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My name is. i just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned
hi anna, my name is ***** ***** just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned and i really don't know too much about reptiles. i believe he's a male russian tortoise. he's probably a little bit bigge… read more
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My Russian tortoise hasn't been eating, hasn't had a bowel
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Hello. My tortoise has developed a white discoloration on her
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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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I have a redfooted tortoise that has hind leg paralysis. Is
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recently become lethargic, wont eat , and wont open his eyes.
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I HAVE TWO HORSEFIELD TORTOISES ONE EATS CONSTANTLY AND IS
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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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My russian tortoise is not eating or drinking. I think he
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