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I think my Russian tortoise went into hibernation in the
Second Opinion] I think my Russian tortoise went into hibernation in the garage (I live in Michigan) though I kept heat lamps on. So I brought him inside but he still won't eat (3 weeks now). I've bee… read more
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Anna
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I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago,
Hi I've just got my first horsefield tortoise a few days ago, she is temporarily in a tank until her tortoise table has finished being built. I use the RepTech UV Mercury Vapor lamp (100watt) to provi… read more
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Joan
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My turtles not eating drinkibt or moving much, i just got it
My turtles not eating drinkibt or moving much, i just got it 3 days ago and am a bit worried, its 20* in the tank and 28* in the basking area, its a stsr … read more
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She's a horsefield tortoise. Her eyes are always shut and
Hi. She's a horsefield tortoise. Her eyes are always shut and appear quite puffy. She wiĺl move if picked up but seems to eat little. She is bathed 2 or 3 times weekly. … read more
Anna
Anna
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He just came out of hibernation maybe a little over a week
He just came out of hibernation maybe a little over a week ago. He's not eating or moving much he just sits in one spot all day and sleeps. Right now he's in a bath and when he breathes out there is c… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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We got a horsefield tortoise last week, it's about a year
Hi, we got a horsefield tortoise last week, it's about a year old. The first few days he ate a few dandilion leaves and one slice of apple. The last few days he hasn't eaten at all. We have been givin… 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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My horsefield tortoise isnt moving much and hasnt eaten
hello my horsefield tortoise isnt moving much and hasnt eaten anything for a while,he lives in a vivarium with a heat lamp,hes been eating carrot,green beans,broccolli,dandelions.I havent had him very… read more
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Joan
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We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not
We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not moving. The water was just touching his stomach so he could keep his head out of water and go under when he chose to drink. For the last few… read more
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Joan
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My four month old leopard tortoise which I got 4 days ago has
My four month old leopard tortoise which I got 4 days ago has not opened its eyes at all. Why?… read more
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I have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
I have a new Russian tortoise and I'm concerned about his house temperature. The thermostat on his wall shows 85-90 degrees but if I check the spot temperature under the heat lamp it shows 115 degrees… read more
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Joan
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My tortious has a clogged nostril, he has a runny nose
My tortious'a eyes have gotten a little puffy not much more then they were when I found him 6 weeks ago walking in they road. His nose was bubbling snot on occasion and now one side if his nose is clo… read more
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Hi, came down this morning to find my hermans tortoise (Bryon)
Hi, came down this morning to find my hermans tortoise (Bryon) has not moved at all in a day or so. Her head is in her shell and her eyes look quite sunken. Her limbs are out but limp. She is about fi… read more
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Anna
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Looking after schools Horsefields tortoises. Recently changed
Looking after schools Horsefields tortoises. Recently changed bedding to wood chipping from a pet shop. Since then small tortoise seems slow and sleepy. Not eating as well as the other. Thought it cou… read more
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Joan
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Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than
Good evening. Our tortoise hasnt moved nor eaten for more than a week now and we had stupidly put this on the account of the unusual cold weather, thinking he was sort of going into hibernation again.… read more
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Joan
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5yr old horsfield..eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat
We have a 5yr old Horsfield which came out of hibernatiion 3wks ago, but will not eat. He appears well, eyes & ears o.k., & is mobile, but just wont eat.… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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hot spot..one eye looks a liitle pink on the edges..hay in her box
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We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very
We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very active and is eating well. We have noticed however, that on it's legs the skin seems to be peeling. Is this normal, or is it a sign of an un… read more
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