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Saw red swollen inner eyes on desert tortoise this am. Where
Saw red swollen inner eyes on desert tortoise this am. … read more
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My desert tortoise appears to have a small wound (1/16") in
My desert tortoise appears to have a small wound (1/16") in rear between upper and lower shells. Is eating and drinking water regularly. Wound begins to bleed slightly when I clean off debris. Have ap… read more
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Anna
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Not eating. wants to dig and sleep. Gopherus desert tortoise
indoor tortoise with artificial lighting. maybe not strong enough.She has just recently stopped eating. not too lethargic yet.… read more
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PitRottMommy
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I have a very old female desert tortoise that has not
I have a very old female desert tortoise that has not defecated or urinated for at least a week. She was not eating for several days. Today she finally ate some flowers. She tried to defecate, but onl… read more
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The question is not a duplicate but (I thought) a link to get
The question is not a duplicate but (I thought) a link to get back to JustAnswer . This question successfully answered yesterday. The original question - "tortoise - found him upside down in yard and … read more
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Anna
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my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a
my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a day for and hour or so each time but I realized there has been no poop or chalky looking pee around for about… read more
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Joan
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I have two baby desert tortoises, one is about a year old and
I have two baby desert tortoises, one is about a year old and one about 2, they seem sluggish in their aquarium recently, and one died about a month ago who acted similarly beforehand. We have not cha… read more
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Joan
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I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation
I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation really early. We brought him/her inside. Should we feed , water? What should we do?… 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 Desert Tortoise has damp circles around her eyes. She is
My Desert Tortoise has damp circles around her eyes. She is in esterous. I give her repitol Life Vitamins. Do you think she has an infection in her eyes.… read more
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Anna
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We have a desert tortoise who has been in the family 56 years
We have a desert tortoise who has been in the family 56 years and has always had a very good appetite this time of year. However this year since coming out of hibernation a couple of months ago he has… read more
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Joan
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I think that my baby desert tortoise has two broken legs. She
I think that my baby desert tortoise has two broken legs. She is about 1 year old. She is eating fine. Has a soft shell, but it seems to be getting harder. She pulls herself around with her two front … read more
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Anna
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2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found
2 yr old desert tortoise was fine yesterday; eating, but found her with head out and mouth open last evening when we brought her in the house. Her eye's are sunken and she is not moving at all. Am soa… read more
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Joan
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A juvenile desert tortoise mounted my female tort, age approx.55or60
A juvenile desert tortoise mounted my female tort, age approx.55or60 years. I saw a lot of fluid as I removed him, so is this a definate pregnancy or do they not always get pregnant or what ever can y… read more
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Joan
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I have a desert tortoise and a dog grabbed it about 2 weeks
I have a desert tortoise and a dog grabbed it about 2 weeks ago- at which time she started spuing a white kind of thick liquid from the rectum. I cleaned her (I think) up and she has seemed fine, but … read more
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i believe I have a russian dessert tortoise- his skin seems
i believe I have a russian dessert tortoise- his "skin"seems to be peeling. is this normal? he eats lettuce and some veggie supplements and of course has a water bottle.… read more
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California desert tortoise approx. 20 years old is bleeding
California desert tortoise approx. 20 years old is bleeding from the anus area. Also has a growth? whitish in color in the same area. I am "baby sitting" the tortoises for a friend and don't know whet… read more
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Joan
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her yard..front legs are a clay red color..tail is long and pointed.
I was given a turtle or tortoise and the person who found it her her yard does not know what type it is. It looks like a mini desert tortoise but it's skin around it's head neck and front legs are a c… read more
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