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I have a russian tortoise named Igor and I got him at 3 months and he is now 1 year and 3 months old. He had the same routine with sun bathing under the light and burrowing. But the past 2 days he has… read more
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
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My tortoise has not eaten anything days and I have been
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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
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My tortious has a clogged nostril, he has a runny nose
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I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a
I have had my tortoise from the pet store for a week and a half. In the first few days, she was eating and out in the open much of the time, but for the last week, she is always burrowed. We never see… read more
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Over the past week, he started skipping his afternoon meal.
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eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came..water today..healthy
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I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal.
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