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My leopard tortoise baby isnt eating. We got him not too
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Anna
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Joan
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
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Anna
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I found an unusual turtle in my yard this morning and fear
I found an unusual turtle in my yard this morning and fear it may be someone's pet. I've never seen one like it. It has a smooth, tan shell, red-orange head and orange spots on its legs. If I send you… read more
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Anna
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Hi I am looking at keeping a Tortoise but not sure how easy
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Anna
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Hi, My fiancé brought me a year old Leopard Tortoise as
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Anna
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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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My tortoise looks dead. Its front limbs are out and its head
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My tortoise (+/- 30 years) is not walking very much any more.This
My tortoise (+/- 30 years) is not walking very much any more.This seemed to start after the winter. She did not hibernate properly. Just became more sluggish. She eats a little, drinks a little and on… read more
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Joan
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2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found her with head out and mouth open last evening when we brought her in the house. Her eye's are sunken and she is not moving at all. Am soa… read more
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I have a 2 yr old hermans tortoise. I have had him only 3 months.
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Anna
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he looks like a bobble head! is he having trouble breathing
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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our horsfield tortoise of 15 years has suddenly gone swollen
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we first got him he was very active and friendly. I don't think he has been the same since a younger cousin of mine accidently dropped him (now … read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my leopard tortoise is lethargic, not basking, and wont open
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
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