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We have a baby desert tortoise and his back legs seems to
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Anna
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I have a Sonoran desert tortoise and I'm wondering if it's safe to apply gypsum to my lawn. My Bermuda grass is in bad shape due to compacted soil. I avoid fertilizer during his most active time, whic… read more
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My desert tortoise (about 8 we think) has seemed very
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Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles
Our desert tortoise is over 50 years old. We moved 60 miles from our old home 2 years ago. Last summer she ate but not much, compared to all the other years. We took her to a local vet, who specialize… read more
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Anna
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I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old.
I have adopted Arizona desert tortoise. Only a month old. Cannot get him to eat any veggies but loves freeze dried meal worms. Is this OK? … read more
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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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Anna
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My desert tortoise is about 45, he is acting very strange
My desert tortoise is about 45, he is acting very strange when I bring him his usual salad. I have switched up some of the ingredients as he can tend to be picky. He is not coming out of his den to ea… read more
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Joan
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I have two hatching tortoises, born August 27th 2015. One is
I have two hatching tortoises, born August 27th 2015. One is growing significantly larger than the other. The smaller of the two is not active and has to be placed beside the food bowl when being fed.… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my tortoise has not eaten e the past since 4 days he doesnt even smell food he has bee
hi my tortoise has not eaten e the past since 4 days he doesnt even smell food he has been pooping and nt pisssing . a few days back he fell from my bed which is say 15 inch high eversince he has eate… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a
my desert tortoise is around 80 years old. she comes out of her enclosure at least twice a day for and hour or so each time but I realized there has been no poop or chalky looking pee around for about… read more
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I have two baby desert tortoises, one is about a year old and
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My desert tortoise, age ten, has begin to wheeze with each
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My California desert tortoise opens his mouth and appears to
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malnourished and had upper respiratory infections.
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I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when
I have some sort of Desert Turtle that was given to me when My nephew passed away and I have had it for 5 years, I feel that It may be sick, it is lethargic, wont eat, wont even try to open its eyes f… read more
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40 pounds..He sleeps more and prefers his inside habitat......He
I have a thirteen year old Sulcata,40 pounds plus some. I have had no physical problem with him until 1 week ago. He sleeps more and prefers his inside habitat rather than outside....He tries to eat b… read more
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