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My tortoise has a chipped beak and wont eat like normal he
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Anna
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I got my baby horse field tortoise on Friday, I'm a little
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Our russian tortoise has just recently started making a lot
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My tortoise is not eating, is less active and does not go into
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I have a russian tortoise and the last few days he has been
I have a russian tortoise and the last few days he has been rubbing his face and jerking his head slightly when eating. This is new behavior for him and I can't see any thing different in his skin. AL… read more
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Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo)
Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo) and 1 Female (April). April's behavior is excellent, she is friendly, allows us to pet her from time to time, eats very well, and is very activ… read more
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Anna
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I have had a russian tortoise for a couple of years now. Since
I have had a russian tortoise for a couple of years now. Since we've had him he will not eat anything but romaine lettuce. I did tons of research before we got him and tried feeding him all the things… read more
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Anna
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I was stuck in Texas during Hurricane Sandy and my mother volunteered
I was stuck in Texas during Hurricane Sandy and my mother volunteered to watch my Russian Tortoise, Yortoise, while I was away. However, she failed to mention that she ran out of romaine lettuce and c… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a
I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a half. In the first few days, she was eating and out in the open much of the time, but for the last week, she is always burrowed. We never see… read more
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Joan
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sister's work today & she called me to come get it, since I already have a Russian Tortoise and "know how to take care of them". I know what MY tortoise needs on a… read more
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I HAVE A RUSSIAN LAND TORTUISE AND SHE IS ABOUT 10 YRS OLD.
I HAVE A RUSSIAN LAND TORTUISE AND SHE IS ABOUT 10 YRS OLD. RECENTLY THE TISSUE AROUND HER EYES AND UNDER HER CHIN ARE KIND OF PUFFY IT DOESNT SEEM TO BE BOTHERING HER BUT WHAT COULD THIS BE AND WHAT … read more
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i have a tortoise and he hasnt eaten all day. I didnt see
i have a tortoise and he hasn't eaten all day. I didn't see him out of his log all week, and he has really small bugs on him as well. what can you tell me, also do you think i fed him to much romaine … read more
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Someone just gave me a Russian desert tortoise, and it's not really eating and looks like it has hiccups. Is it sick or just freaked out from moving? I've had him for 5 days now.… read more
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i have had a box turtle which i purchased in tampa fla, almost
i have had a box turtle which i purchased in tampa fla, almost 5 years ago. he is slow latley :( i don't think he is hibernating (i've kept a lamp on him each day and turn off at night since ive had h… read more
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears swollen he cant eat or retarck his head back in he isint moving much. I'm not sure if he is dying.… read more
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I have a tortoise that is not happy. He has a very large area
I have a tortoise that is not happy. He has a very large area to roam and all he does is pace the fence and try to get through it or over it. He is also very mean to the other tortoise. OUr other one … read more
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