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My 3months old Russian tortoise is having patches on his
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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
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My Russian tortoise has dark black spots on his arms and
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I have a male russian tortoise and he hasnt pooped or peed
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I am trying to find other greens to feed my female russian
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
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My tortoise has not eaten hardly anything for three weeks and
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My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow.
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Hi, Im a novice Rankin Dragon keeper, I have had him for three
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how can i tell if my russian tortoise has an impacted colon
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Hi, I have a baby male leopard tortoise (2 inch) I am not
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acting..seen any stools in his cage for quite a while..lack of energy
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Hi, We have a new baby Horsfield tortoise unsure of its
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My tortoise has no energy It is dragging itself along seems
My tortoise has no energy> It is dragging itself along seems to have no strength. Isn't really eating anything or going to the toilet. Have been to our local vet and they said it was dehydrated. It… read more
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