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I am not sure if you can help me with this question but I
Hi I am not sure if you can help me with this question but I have A Tortoise (Sage) He/She is 3 Years old but I have recently had a Worm egg count done and it come back with Balantidium (Protozoa) and… read more
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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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Anna
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I have a pet Desert Tortoise that lives in my enclosed courtyard
I have a pet Desert Tortoise that lives in my enclosed courtyard in southern Arizona. He normally comes out of hibernation in March or April. He is still hibernating. I'm wondering if he's ill and if … read more
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My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has
My tortoise Sian (18 years old, male testudo graeca) has always been well until this summer, when I first noticed a very slight pinky-orange colouring along his flanks. As this stayed into autumn and … read more
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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
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our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid
our desert tortoise urinated, or defecated a lot of liquid in addition to quite a bit of a whiteish-pink cottage cheese-like substance this morning and is now barely moving and won't come out of her s… read more
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My Russian Tort is not eating she is about 10 years old and
My Russian Tort is not eating she is about 10 years old and used to lay eggs about 2 times a year but hasn't laid any for over a year, I am afraid she may be egg bound. We've tried warming her cage, a… read more
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My 5 year old sulcata tortoise has always semi hibernated from
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once my tortoises are out of hibernation does it matter if
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My desert tortoise has developed what appears to be a white
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tried to nip me, he is 63yrs old..absolutely fine..mating mood
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i think my tortoise has frost damage cause he is acting strange
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hot spot..one eye looks a liitle pink on the edges..hay in her box
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I have an Australian Long Neck Tortoise which i have had for
I have an AustralXXXXX XXXXX Neck Tortoise which i have had for over 30 years. She has always been so well and has never been to the vet until now.There is no change in where she lives. She is an outs… read more
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