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I recently got a 4 year rescue male Russian tortoise. He
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Anna
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We have a 3 year old russian box tortoise. He typically eats
We have a 3 year old russian box tortoise. He typically eats pretty well - prefers romaine lettuce. Lately, he has not been eating much at all.… read more
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Anna
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He only seems to want to dig and sit under the heart lamp.
He only seems to want to dig and sit under the heart lamp. We have only seen him eat a little one time and drink one time. We have had him 1.5 weeks … read more
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Anna
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The tortoise is behaving weirdly and we are worried it is
The tortoise is behaving weirdly and we are worried it is sick...it has been changing temperaturesome over the past few days trying to keep it out of the cold. It's not anlike very active tortoise any… read more
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Anna
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I have a Russian tortoise that, after some neglect from a
I have a Russian tortoise that, after some neglect from a previous owner, will not eat. My name is Jenette. … read more
Anna
Anna
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick his head out from his shell.He hasnt eaten in a couple weeks and I'm starting to worry.he has adequate heat and U.V. And his diet has never changed.Also… read more
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Joan
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Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo)
Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo) and 1 Female (April). April's behavior is excellent, she is friendly, allows us to pet her from time to time, eats very well, and is very activ… read more
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Anna
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I have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
I have a new Russian tortoise and I'm concerned about his house temperature. The thermostat on his wall shows 85-90 degrees but if I check the spot temperature under the heat lamp it shows 115 degrees… read more
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Joan
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portable indoor pen and I will provide food...most vets charge, e.g
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Anna
Anna
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area for him to soak on his own though I so soak him once a week
I have a Russian Tort. He has been living in his enclosier for about a year with no problem. It is a 4 foot by 6 foot wooden housing with good substraight and an area for him to soak on his own though… read more
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Joan
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I just got a Russian Tortoise 2 weeks ago. First it only slept
I just got a Russian Tortoise 2 weeks ago. First it only slept for the first few days. Then it paced to the next few days (non-stop) now it doesn't want to move at all. Is this normal or do you think … read more
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Anna
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Weve had our Russian tortoise for just over an year now and
We've had our Russian tortoise for just over a year now and have created for him the recommended environment - open air box with both lights on one end, water, cuttle bone etc, on the other end we hav… read more
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Anna
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Hi! I have a male Russian tortoise who will only eat red leaf
Hi! I have a male Russian tortoise who will only eat red leaf lettuce or Romaine. I sprinkle on vitamin A powder but he simply doesn't touch those pieces. Will this diet be enough to keep him healthy?… read more
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Anna
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I had my russian box turtle outside in a doggie play pen for
I had my russian box turtle outside in a doggie play pen for a few minutes to get some sun and he snuck out. I have looked all day for him in my backyard and I am worried sick. I was considering a pet… read more
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Joan
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I have a tortoise that is not happy. He has a very large area
I have a tortoise that is not happy. He has a very large area to roam and all he does is pace the fence and try to get through it or over it. He is also very mean to the other tortoise. OUr other one … read more
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Anna
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My Russian turtle is pealing and his eyes are closing up with
My Russian turtle is pealing and his eyes are closing up with gunk? What is going on with it and how can I make him better… read more
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Anna
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our russian tortoise got out of its outdoor enclosure. of course
our russian tortoise got out of its outdoor enclosure. of course we have looked and looked. We know they will burrow, and climb, and dig. Any ideas on certain places, or areas, they would, or would no… read more
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Joan
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i have a red foot tortoise baby maybe 2 to 3 inches. hes ...
i have a red foot tortoise baby maybe 2 to 3 inches. hes been home for about 3 weeks now and i have never seen him eat. and his eyes are always shut. after the first week i spoke to the pet store they… read more
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