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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
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Joan
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The night heat bulb we bought for our brand new Russian tortoise burned out within minutes. How do we keep the enclosure warm over night because the pet store is closed … read more
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Joan
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Just offered to rehome two sulcata tortoises. Coworker
Just offered to rehome two young sulcata tortoises. Coworker brought them into the office today and they have been lethargic. I just moved them from their tank into a box to move their heat lamp a bit… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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I have a baby red foot tortoise who will not open s eyes and
I have a baby red foot tortoise who will not open his eyes and is not eating well we have tried eye drops and are providing care to him just not sure what else to do for him and we don't want him to d… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My tortoise is not eating. Has become head shy and has
My tortoise is not eating. Has become head shy and has swollen eyes. Not moving much. Is she dying? If not, what can I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's
I just noticed what looks like blood in my Russian tortoise's mulch type bedding in his aquarium. What could this be from? And what should I do?… read more
Joan
Joan
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I just got an estimated-12 year old Red Footed Tortoise on
I just got an estimated-12 year old Red Footed Tortoise on Sunday and since bringing him home, he has barely eaten and has not defecated that I can tell. He also tries to burrow into the corner of his… read more
Joan
Joan
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hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years.
hi there my nana has had a tortoise for almost three years. upon finding out she was given the wrong information on his breed and care was told he was a horsefield but he does not fit the breed descri… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just got a Russian tortoise a few weeks ago and the first
I just got a Russian tortoise a few weeks ago and the first week it seemed to be fine. The last couple of weeks it has seemed very sluggish and sleeping a lot. He seemed to have some clear mucus comin… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My turtles have stopped feeding and drinking for more than
My tortoises have stopped feeding and drinking for more than a month. I have 2 tortoises about 9to 10 month of age. They used to feed regularly every day and one had a great appetite. One stopped open… read more
Joan
Joan
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he looks like a bobble head! is he having trouble breathing
I have a red footed tortoise, i just go him today and he seems to be doing pretty well other them he bobbles his head up and down! he looks like a bobble head! is he having trouble breathing or is tha… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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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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Bachelor's Degree
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hi i have a 1 year old horsfield tortoise new for xmas he has
hi i have a 1 year old horsfield tortoise new for xmas he has dry skin round his neck should i just leave it also he is housed on bark chippings as given by reptile centre we bought him from should it… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have sulcata tortoise. the vet told me he has a parasite
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Joan
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Russian Tortoise with white, runny stools, otherwise healthy
I have had a Russian Tortoise since Jan 2009. He looks and acts healthy, eats greens and fruit gel every day, but ocassionally has white, runny stools. He also has regular solid stools. Is there a pro… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
We have a pet turtle and I am trying to identify him, well,
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Anna
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I have a russian turtle. It lives in a 30 gl tank and is under
I have a russian turtle. It lives in a 30 gl tank and is under light 12 hours a day. He use to eat 2 x's a day now he eat's once and his neck area is pealing and the left eye is covering up with gunk.… read more
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Anna
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