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My Russian tortoise's eyes are shut. We have had very hot
Hi my Russian tortoise's eyes are shut. We have had very hot weather in Georgia for weeks now, and his enclosure I presume would have been too dry. He was totally healthy about 5 days ago, but he can … read more
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Young less than one year old desert tortoise. Eating, pooping, peeing, activity are all fine. Today started opening and closing mouth after eating a weed in the back yard. … read more
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We went to go pet him and he was pretty lethargic and one of
we went to go pet him and he was pretty lethargic and one of his eyes was 'glued' shut … read more
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What does it mean when your tortoise is digging in his
what does it mean when your tortoise is digging in his hiding spot inside his indoor enclosure?… read more
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I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old.
I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old. Cannot get him to eat any veggies but loves freeze dried meal worms. Is this OK? … read more
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I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought
I found my desert tortoise turned over yesterday. I thought he was dead at first, but over several hours i noticed some slight, but slow movement. A little more this morning, but he is definetly very … read more
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my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him years. Yesterda
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Hello, can you tell me can a Tortoise die in a very warm room
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Anna
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i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isnt moving, but his
i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isn't moving, but his limbs and head aren't out. His eyes are sunken in so i know he is dehydrated. i am soaking him in water. His shell has been soft for quite … read more
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We have a desert tortoise who has been in the family 56 years
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My California desert tortoise opens his mouth and appears to
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My son has a Russian tortoise that went missing for three months
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2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found
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I have a desert russian tortoise and he is puffy around the
I have a desert russian tortoise and he is puffy around the limbs and neck and very lethargic, he moves around but keeps his eyes closed, he has not been eating very much and this has occured over the… read more
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Anna
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I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when
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Approx. 10 Desert tortoise found with white paint on back
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I have a thirteen year old Sulcata,40 pounds plus some. I have had no physical problem with him until 1 week ago. He sleeps more and prefers his inside habitat rather than outside....He tries to eat b… read more
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