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She dosnt seem to ever open her eyes. Horsefield Tortoise.
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I think my Russian tortoise may be dead. She's not moving. i
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My 70 lb. sulcata tortoise has a swelling just behind his
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
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My baby Sucata tortoise was bite in the head 2 days ago by
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My Desert tortoise was bit on the head by our bearded dragon
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I have a 15 pound adult pet tortoise. I dont know whether
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