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Our tortoise's shell was chewed overnight by our dog. We
Hello. Our tortoise's shell was chewed overnight by our dog. We normally keep them completely separate unless we are with them but the dog somehow got into the fenced-off garden area overnight. The ch… read more
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I have a rescue russian tortoise with possible mild shell
Second opinion] I have a rescue russian tortoise with possible mild shell rot, and I would like to know if what I'm doing is the correct care for him … read more
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Anna
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Bought Russian Tortoise 4 days ago and he still hasn't
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Anna
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Our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has
our tortoise has been severely attacked by our dog. He has an open wound on the top, shell bitten off around the front and back and a severely cracked shell. We are washing the wound with cooled boile… read more
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I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
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Joan
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
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I have just got an adult Russian tortoise Rasputin he has shell
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
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we noticed that our russian tortoises shell has become soft
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
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We have a russian tortoise that our dog just injured. She
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I have a russian tortoise thats eyes can't open what could cause this and what should I do… read more
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