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Our friends are in the process of moving so they dug up
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My desert tortoise hasn't moved since summer hit. He is
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our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid
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Hi I have a Calif desert tortoise stuck underground probably
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Hi I have a Desert tortoise, hes about 40 years old and I
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Im forced by necessity to allow my 60 year old California
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Hello,I live in Las Cruces, NM. I had a another desert
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we have a desert tortoise and he went into hibernation right
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we live in bakersfield california and have a russian tortoise
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