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I have a red legged tortoise that is barely moving. It's
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My sulcata hasn't pooped in a week. It is weak and I think
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I have kept a Herman tortoise for 37 years. This year she
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I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a
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red foot tortoise hasnt ate today and is very lazy and hasnt
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we have had an african hingeback tortoise for the last 4 years.
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our 6yr old german toroise doesnt want to come..last couple of days
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Someone just gave me a Russian desert tortoise, and its not
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My tortoise hasnt eaten in 2 days, refuses dandelion greens
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Hi! I have a male Russian tortoise who will only eat red leaf
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