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I soaked my 5 month old tortoise and after she retracted
I soaked my 5 month old tortoise and after she retracted into her shell and isn't moving … read more
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My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically
My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically appeared over night. She is about 9 to ten months old … read more
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We have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has
Hi, we have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has been very active every day, eats right away, poops every time we soak him. In the past 2 days he has gone lethargic, he doesn't seem to… read more
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Fee bought about a month old leaped tortoise last week from
Fee bought about a month old leaped tortoise last week from someone we thought was a breeder but can not get in touch w her..... Today notice it's face was all dark and smelled like his poop.. Could h… read more
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i acquired a tortoise in october. She (i say she is a she)
i acquired a tortoise in october. She (i say she is a she) seems to b healthy but is a very finicky eater. how can i tell what type tortoise she is, and if she is really a she?… read more
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There seems to be puffyness or dark growth around our red footeds
There seems to be puffyness or dark growth around our red footed's tortoise's mouth. His appetite is not as good last couple of days. Any suggestions?… read more
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Anna
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I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs
I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs 3lbs when she woke up from hibernation she weighed 2lbs. I have had her about 3 years she has not grown. She has a raised shell with sc… read more
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Anna
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My mothers russian tortoise will not come out of his shell.
My mother's russian tortoise will not come out of his shell. His mouth is constantly open and he is not eating. He is about 13 years old. He's had some shell rot and his beak is a little long but othe… read more
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Anna
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tortoise has had shoft shell for several weeks, increased light
tortoise has had shoft shell for several weeks, increased light amd added ortoise mineral supplements to food. Not eating, today noticed bleeding on his belly and blood colored discoloration around pe… read more
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Joan
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Our 14 1/2 year old Red Footed tortoise just recently developed
Our 14 1/2 year old Red Footed tortoise just recently developed a small bump under the one side of his "jaw"...where his soft loose 'skin' connects to the start of his head. He is eating normally, no … read more
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his head has retracted into its shell, were unsure if he is still alive? I put him in the sun today in our conservatory and his head has come o… read more
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Joan
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my daughter found her tortoise rather lethargic and not moving
my daughter found her tortoise rather lethargic and not moving in his cage... he is only a few months old... he didnt move when i would touch his legs or head and his shell seemed very cold... I put h… read more
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We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had
We currently have two long-necked tortoises. One we have had for nearly 23 years and is quite healthy . The second, and much younger tortoise, was brought to us at the start of this year by one of our… read more
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I have an African Sulcata aprox 4 years old and for the last
I have an African Sulcata aprox 4 years old and for the last week or so he wont eat or stick his head out I can see him breath but his head wont come out. Why?… read more
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my herman tortoise was 12 years old - he has hibernated for
my herman tortoise was 12 years old - he has hibernated for the last 7 years quite happily - i check him monthly - however i checked him yesterday only to find he has passed away - his head was fully … read more
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my bal python appears to have an indentation on his eye
my ball python appears to have an indentation on his eye. his head also appears swollen, but he is showing no other signs of a respatory infection.… read more
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My daughter is convinced her tortoise (Hermman) is acting
My daughter is convinced her tortoise (Hermman) is acting funny. Her shell is hard, she is not wet anywhere, she is walking around. She is not as active as she was when we first got her a little over … read more
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Anna
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears swollen he cant eat or retarck his head back in he isint moving much. I'm not sure if he is dying.… read more
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