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She's a horsefield tortoise. Her eyes are always shut and
Hi. She's a horsefield tortoise. Her eyes are always shut and appear quite puffy. She wiĺl move if picked up but seems to eat little. She is bathed 2 or 3 times weekly. … read more
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Anna
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He's a new pet. Was dropped off but is breathing heavy.
He's a new pet. Was dropped off but is breathing heavy. Twenty year old silcota. He might just be nervous still. Hisses at me. Only had him for three days now. … read more
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My large of my 2 red footed tortoises hasn't been acting
My large of my 2 red footed tortoises hasn't been acting very well. She doesn't eat much, sleeps a lot … 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 small Greek tortoise I hatched that has pneumonia
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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
Anna
Anna
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Wondering what's happening with my baby leopard tortoise.
Wondering what's happening with my baby leopard tortoise. Its eyes are closed most of the time, and it seems like it has trouble opening them. It has no energy. It lives in an open tortoise table, wit… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi Anna, I communicated to you the other day about my sulcata
Hi Anna, I communicated to you the other day about my sulcata tortoise with respiratory infection. I would like to know if there is somthing they really like to eat when they are sick. He isn't eating… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just got a Russian tortoise a few weeks ago and the first
I just got a Russian tortoise a few weeks ago and the first week it seemed to be fine. The last couple of weeks it has seemed very sluggish and sleeping a lot. He seemed to have some clear mucus comin… read more
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Anna
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I just rescued an adult sulcata tortoise from a junk yard-
I just rescued an adult sulcata tortoise from a junk yard- 15 inches front to back- they said they had found him a week before- but it seems he's been left in their asphalt yard for the past week- the… read more
Anna
Anna
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My 22 months old tortoise weighing 105gms is i believe quite ill.
My 22 months old tortoise weighing 105gms is i believe quite ill. He is eating very little and every few minutes he will give of a short squeaking sound. This is sometimes accompanied by stretching hi… read more
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Anna
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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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Hello My tortoise has been breathing all squeeky in the
Hello My tortoise has been breathing all squeeky in the last few days, and today made a really loud squeek when i looked he had bubbles around his mouth. His nose and mouth are all clear he has no muc… read more
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Anna
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we first got him he was very active and friendly. I don't think he has been the same since a younger cousin of mine accidently dropped him (now … read more
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Anna
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Russian Tortoise with white, runny stools, otherwise healthy
I have had a Russian Tortoise since Jan 2009. He looks and acts healthy, eats greens and fruit gel every day, but ocassionally has white, runny stools. He also has regular solid stools. Is there a pro… read more
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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 a russian turtle. It lives in a 30 gl tank and is under
I have a russian turtle. It lives in a 30 gl tank and is under light 12 hours a day. He use to eat 2 x's a day now he eat's once and his neck area is pealing and the left eye is covering up with gunk.… read more
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I had three Russian tortoise. Today I found one of the ...
I had three Russian tortoise. Today I found one of the dead. I brought them all to the vet including the one that passed. They tried to do an necropsy but said the turtle was too far gone. My husband … read more
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