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MY tortoise seems to do a strange thing with his neck as
MY tortoise seems to do a strange thing with his neck as though he is having trouble breathing. What could this be?… read more
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Anna
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I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine
Hi. I found my russian tortoise dead last Night. We was fine yesterday morning before work but last night I found him dead. His neck and limbs were very swollen, his neck was purple, he had drool comi… read more
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Anna
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My Desert tortoise was bit on the head by our bearded dragon
Hi there. My Desert tortoise was bit on the head by our bearded dragon 6 months ago and hasn't eaten since. He is only 2 years old and is very small. I took him to the vet a couple weeks after the inc… read more
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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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My name is. i just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned
hi anna, my name is ***** ***** just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned and i really don't know too much about reptiles. i believe he's a male russian tortoise. he's probably a little bit bigge… 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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I have a sulcata tortoise (he was almost 2) who was fine Thursday
I have a sulcata tortoise (he was almost 2) who was fine Thursday - Friday when I came home from work and took them outside he wouldn't eat anything and just laid there and closed both eyes. I went an… read more
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Joan
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Hi there, Ive recently taken in a male horsfields tortoise,
Hi there, I've recently taken in a male horsfields tortoise, thought to be around 4 years old. The tortoise has been quite poorly cared for from what I know - his strip light and basking bulb is timed… read more
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Anna
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I just recently got a russian tortoise im not sure of exactly
I just recently got a russian tortoise im not sure of exactly how old he is.. i know he is not full grown. I look him out of his cage to let him roam around the floor and after awhile he pooped. it se… read more
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Anna
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runny nose..syringe to force feed water daily and give him a bath
After oral medication (amoxicilin) from a vet, the runny nose has ceased, and the neck stretching and squeaking occurs very rarely. However his weight has gone down to 80 gms as he is still not eating… read more
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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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ive had my tortoise for three years and hes never really been super fond of hi
i've had my tortoise for three years and he's never really been super fond of his water before but lately he's been staying in his water all of the time. i've tried taking him out when i put his food … read more
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I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it
I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it is a Russian Tortoise.. Are they a legal species? Should I be concerned that it might not be legally imported… read more
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Anna
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I have an African Sulcata aprox 4 years old and for the last
I have an African Sulcata aprox 4 years old and for the last week or so he wont eat or stick his head out I can see him breath but his head wont come out. Why?… read more
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Anna
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I have a sulcata tortoise, 3 years old, who has had recurring
I have a sulcata tortoise, 3 years old, who has had recurring diarrhea off and on. She weighed 6.6 lb in early feb. and has lost one lb. She has been on a grass (with some weeds) diet but previously s… read more
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hi, me and my o/h rescued a hermanns tortoise yesturday from
hi, me and my o/h rescued a hermanns tortoise yesturday from a pet shop it had been dumped at by last owner. it has no cites with it so no idea of age or even if cb. he has what i think is pretty bad … read more
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We have a small Indian Star Tortoise who seems to be making
We have a small Indian Star Tortoise who seems to be making a strange squalking noise, blowing bubbles from his nose, keeping his eyes shut and seems to be stretching his head out t'wards the sky and … read more
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I adopted an 11 pound desert tortoise from an elderly lady
I adopted an 11 pound desert tortoise from an elderly lady who could no longer take care of the animal. He has trouble walking. His back legs drag and he eventually pulls them towards his shell. He ha… read more
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