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My Russian Tortoise has not opened her eyes in several days.
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Anna
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Our russian tortise is not eating or drinking. He hardly
Our russian tortise is not eating or drinking. He hardly moves … read more
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Anna
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Hasnt pooped in three weeks. Torties. Charlie. He has been
he has been eating mostly fruits and greens am i missing something in his diet that this could of happened… read more
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Anna
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My pet tortoise appears to have passed but i am not sure if
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Anna
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I have a compost container to properly age/heat Can I use
I have a compost container to properly age/heat Can I use the tortoise poop compost in bearded dragon outdoor enclosure? … read more
Joan
Joan
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My Russian tortoise (15years old)will not stick s head out
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Joan
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My Russian tortoise hasn't been eating, hasn't had a bowel
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Joan
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside i saw that on the outside of both of her front legs she was bleeding a little bit but could that be to her dry skin? What is something t… read more
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Joan
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our Russian tortois appears to have blood running freely under
our Russian tortois appears to have blood running freely under her shell with one drop near a leg. What is wrong?… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
14,026 satisfied customers
Our 12 year russina tortoise, Tony, started chasing fingers
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Joan
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I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their
I have 2 desert tortoises and someone wants to give me their russian tortoise. My tortoise are outside and their russian is old enough to be outside too. Can they live together ok?… read more
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Joan
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Hi i have a Russian Tortoise and the only thing that is eating
Hi i have a Russian Tortoise and the only thing that is eating is lettuce,I know that my tortoise has to eat grass and other stuff.Can u help me? Or u have a way how to make my tortoise eat the other … read more
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Joan
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i want to buy a russian tortoise, but i cant find any breeders
i want to buy a russian tortoise, but i cant find any breeders in my area and i dont want to order in online. so my only option is to get one from a petstore. how can i tell if the russian tortoise ha… read more
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Joan
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Hi, I have 2 questions. I have a red footed tortoise and a
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Joan
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I have a 2-3 year old Russian tortoise. Im not sure if its
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Joan
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I have a 3 yr old Russian tortoise. Today my brother found
I have a 3 yr old Russian tortoise. Today my brother found a tortoise in the parkway in our neighborhood and brought it to me. The new tortoise is not a Russian. It has red eyes, and the shell is dark… read more
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Joan
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Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears
Hi, my Russian tortoise is not moving much his head appears swollen he cant eat or retarck his head back in he isint moving much. I'm not sure if he is dying.… read more
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Joan
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