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I have a Russian tortoise who appears to be having signs of
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DrRoyC
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Hello, I went away to college and my family did not take Leonardo Maximus (russian tortoise, around 9 years old maybe) out of his tank and he got depression, so now he's really tired and lazy all the time. He's also become a super picky eater. I don't know what to do! please help. See in the picture how bloated his neck and shoulders are. … read more
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Anna
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One front leg swollen no injury. Pustules on both back legs.
One front leg swollen no injury. Pustules on both back legs. Unknown age male Russian tortoise.i use mercury vapor bulb, fresh veg, maxuri pellets and calcium with D3 and multivitamin … read more
Anna
Anna
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I purchased the items you suggested. I also made an
Hi there. I purchased the items you suggested. I also made an appointment for puff for the vet but they won't let me come in until Monday. She ate a little bit yesterday. I have been soaking her every… read more
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Joan
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We have a Russian tortoise (9 yrs old) and she hasn't been
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PitRottMommy
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Not eating at all or moving around. We just got him from a
Not eating at all or moving around. We just got him from a friend. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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I have a russian tortoise. He is not eating, barely moves
I have a russian tortoise. He is not eating, barely moves and doesnt open his eyes … read more
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PitRottMommy
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My turtle hasn't eaten in 5 days Her habitat hadn't changed
My turtle hasn't eaten in 5 days Her habitat hadn't changed at all and I️m starting to get worried . She sleeps and moves and then sleeps more … read more
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Anna
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I have a 6 yr old desert tortoise, i live in Lake Havasu
I have a 6 yr old desert tortoise, i live in Lake Havasu city. He is usually out every morning to eat. Now He only comes out when i call him. He hardly eats anything now. Its been very hot here, 115-1… read more
Anna
Anna
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We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should
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Joan
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Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo)
Hello, I have 2 Russian Tortoises, 1 Male (Michelangelo) and 1 Female (April). April's behavior is excellent, she is friendly, allows us to pet her from time to time, eats very well, and is very activ… read more
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Anna
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I bought a new Russian tortoise 3 days ago as a friend for
I bought a new Russian tortoise 3 days ago as a friend for my other Russian. Since coming home he has been very lethargic and does not seem interested in eating. When I soak him in water he just stays… read more
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Anna
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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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Joan
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Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and
Hello there, I have recently purchased two baby tortoises and because I dont know their sex call the smaller of the two (she) I am very worried because she is biting the larger one really badly, I hav… read more
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Joan
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eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came..water today..healthy
i just bought my russian tortoise two days ago, he seems really sad. hardly moving, he has not eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came out while i had him in the water today. he looks healthy bu… read more
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I just got a Russian Tortoise 2 weeks ago. First it only slept
I just got a Russian Tortoise 2 weeks ago. First it only slept for the first few days. Then it paced to the next few days (non-stop) now it doesn't want to move at all. Is this normal or do you think … read more
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Anna
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Why is my Russian Tortoise suddenly not eating Weve had him
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my russian tortoise that i just purchased from petco a month
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