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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
Hi Anna,My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber 1st 2017. He has been happy and healthy, eating normal and pooping and peeing as well. He has a tank with mulch, half log he sleeps un… read more
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I recently got a 4 year rescue male Russian tortoise. He
I recently got a 4 year rescue male Russian tortoise. … read more
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Anna
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He only seems to want to dig and sit under the heart lamp.
He only seems to want to dig and sit under the heart lamp. We have only seen him eat a little one time and drink one time. We have had him 1.5 weeks … read more
Anna
Anna
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We have an approx. 7 year old Horsfield/Russian tortoise. We
We have an approx. 7 year old Horsfield/Russian tortoise. We have had her for 7 months. She hasn't pooped in the last 6 days and she is eating, but not as much. She is very active and seems to be perf… read more
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Joan
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Tortoise was sick last week, lots of mucous. I took her in
Tortoise was sick last week, lots of mucous. I took her in and gave a bath and kept her very warm. Overnight, she pooped like 6 times! Then, my other tortoise started having similar symptoms, but far … read more
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Anna
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We have a Russian -- about 15 years old. He has slowed down
We have a Russian -- about 15 years old. He has slowed down activity and eating for the past month or so. He lives in NH! He has been eating well, but is not pooping enough, given what he's eating eve… read more
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Joan
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My russian tortoise refuses to be anywhere near s heat or
My russian tortoise refuses to be anywhere near his heat or UVB lamps. He hides under stuffed animals all the time. … read more
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Joan
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I have a 12 year old, 40 pound Sulcata Tortoise this is not
I have a 12 year old, 40 pound Sulcata Tortoise this is not pooping. I've tried warm baths daily for a few day with not results. Any suggestions?… read more
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Joan, I have an eight years old female leopard tortoise, she
Hi Joan, I have an eight years old female leopard tortoise, she has not pooped in the past 7 days but still eating and alert, its winter here, should I give her aloe vera or any suggestion. Thanks, Vi… read more
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Joan
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick his head out from his shell.He hasnt eaten in a couple weeks and I'm starting to worry.he has adequate heat and U.V. And his diet has never changed.Also… read more
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Joan
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My Russian tortoise hasn't been eating, hasn't had a bowel
My Russian tortoise hasn't been eating, hasn't had a bowel movement, and wont really move his back legs for 5 days. His back legs just twitch. What's going on?… read more
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Joan
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I have a 3 year old russian tortoise. I feed him a variety
I have a 3 year old russian tortoise. I feed him a variety greens daily - wondering if it is now time to switch to every other day. Yesterday I noticed her back legs and tail looked a bit swollen. I r… read more
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Joan
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Our 12 year russina tortoise, Tony, started chasing fingers
Our 12 year russina tortoise, Tony, started chasing fingers and biting yesterday. He seems very mad. Eating variety greens, carrots, and calcium supplements. He is bathed every week. He is in rubber m… read more
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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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Joan
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I have had a Russian Tortoise for over a year. Got it as a
I have had a Russian Tortoise for over a year. Got it as a hatchling. For about a week now, it hasn't pooped. It usually went when it was soaking every other day for fifteen minutes. It does everythin… read more
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Joan
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Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and
Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and because I dont know their sex call the smaller of the two (she) I am very worried because she is biting the larger one really badly, I hav… read more
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i have a red foot tortoise baby maybe 2 to 3 inches. hes ...
i have a red foot tortoise baby maybe 2 to 3 inches. hes been home for about 3 weeks now and i have never seen him eat. and his eyes are always shut. after the first week i spoke to the pet store they… read more
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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
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