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My brother's hermann tortoise hasn't moved all day... he's
My brother's hermann tortoise hasn't moved all day... he's only about 6 months old, head in shell but legs hanging out... earlier this week he wasn't eating and seemed tired... is he dead? What happen… read more
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Anna
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We have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave
Hi, we have a desert tortoise. Yesterday he was fine. We gave him a bath, he was eating, and now he appears to be dead. It's eyes are bit open and it's mouth open. Is it possible he's dehydrated? … read more
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My Hermann tortoise has not been eating for a few days, I
My Hermann tortoise has not been eating for a few days, I have been bathing him in reptile boost as recommended by the vet and drying him and this morning I noticed he has a reddish patch on his shell… read more
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How do I tell if my turtle is really dead? His head and arms
How do I tell if my turtle is really dead? His head and arms are in his shell but I can see his eyes are closed. His tail is kept as well but one of his legs is hanging out limply while the other is o… read more
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My tortoise was kept in a very warm room and isn't moving. s
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Anna
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We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not
We just got a tortoise yesterday. Since his bath, he is not moving. The water was just touching his stomach so he could keep his head out of water and go under when he chose to drink. For the last few… read more
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my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him years. Yesterda
Hi my russian tortoise has not been feeling well lately. I have him for 14 years. Yesterday i found his head and legs out. I think he is dead but this morning his head was a little bit inside. I tried… read more
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Anna
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joan, I've woken up this morning UK to find my 1 year old tortoise not waking up.
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We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had
We have an adorable Russian Tortoise named Buddy. We've had him for three year now and I don't know how old he is but he was full grown when we got him. Every fall since he's attempted to hibernate. W… read more
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Hi I have a female Hermanns Tortoise she is about 60 years
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I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his
I have a tortoise and recently he has stopped moving and his head has retracted into its shell, were unsure if he is still alive? I put him in the sun today in our conservatory and his head has come o… read more
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My 10 year old tortoise died very suddenly overnight, everything
My 10 year old tortoise died very suddenly overnight, everything was as usual the day before and he was very active, is this a normal occurrance or could I have done something wrong?… read more
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we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do
we left our tortoise out accidently and we think hes dead do you know how to tell and allso has he gon into some kind of hibernation… read more
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Hermann tortoise approx 5-6 years old. Grndaughter had it for
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Hello, Weve had a african spur tortoise for almost five years.
Hello, We've had a african spur tortoise for almost five years. We bought it from a reptile store. The store informed us that the tortoises never hibernated. We moved it into the garage during the win… read more
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his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shell
I am worried about my Herman tortoise. He's been in hibernation in a box in my garage since the middle of November. We have checked on him and his head is in the shell but two legs are out of the shel… read more
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cob: walking..she dragged her back legs a lot..getting better..herself
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My turtle has stopped eating and isnt moving. I read that
My turtle has stopped eating and isn't moving. I read that it might be hibernating since it is winter. We have had it about 6 weeks and bought it with another turtle that has grown almost twice its si… read more
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