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My dog picked up my 6 month old red-footed tortoise and
My dog picked up my 6 month old red-footed tortoise and injured the edge of “her” shell. There is slight damage to the scutes on the carapace above her right leg. The injury is restricted to the part … read more
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The tortoise is behaving weirdly and we are worried it is sick...it has been changing temperaturesome over the past few days trying to keep it out of the cold. It's not anlike very active tortoise any… read more
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My 5 year old rescue African tortoise lost a scute and now
My 5 year old rescue African tortoise lost a scute and now it seems that the shell is soft around it.… read more
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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I have a baby greek tortoise that after she eats she sleeps
I have a baby greek tortoise that after she eats she sleeps a lot. Is that normal? And also, the bottom of her shell is a little soft. Is that good or bad??… read more
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Our russian tortoise has just recently started making a lot
Our russian tortoise has just recently started making a lot of noises. Sometimes it sounds like squeaking. Other times it almost sounds like a meow. I don't notice anything else strange about his beha… read more
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We have a small tortoise that we are watching from school for
We have a small tortoise that we are watching from school for the summer and our pug terrier dog got it in it's mouth tonight when it crawled out under the fence of our garden area. It's body does not… read more
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Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her
Hi, my tortoise has cracked a small piece of shell off her front it is very small but not sure what to do… read more
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Hello, I have a 6 year old african spurred tortoise; 2 days
Hello, I have a 6 year old african spurred tortoise; 2 days ago he hid under my back yard deck. unfortunately it began raining and the temperature dropped below freezing. With the help of my dog I was… read more
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my tortoise is not eating and is not active as usual, the vet
my tortoise is not eating and is not active as usual, the vet gave him some vitamins, but its not working and he doesn't know whats wrong. help plz!… read more
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ive had our 2 hermans tortoises for 4 months now. both female.
ive had our 2 hermans tortoises for 4 months now. both female. i bath and clean them every day to ensure they have plenty to drink. and their diet is 100% danelions on a day to day basis. recently we … read more
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WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame...rests
WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame. He/She(?) follows us around all the time and changes direction when we do much to the amusement of onlookers. He seems to think he is one of… read more
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little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due
I have a Sulcata Tortoise...Just about one year now. He has been a little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due to the temperature in the house. It has been a little cold but his home … read more
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his top shell has come off but he looks fine what could this be from
I have a yellow bellied slider pieces if his top shell has come off but he looks fine what could this be from?… read more
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I recued a Texas tortoise from a group of young boys kicking
I recued a Texas tortoise from a group of young boys kicking it around like a soccere ball 7 years ago. i have kept him in my30X30 garden for 10 years. He roots around and eats like a pig. He tried to… read more
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My tortoise has no energy It is dragging itself along seems
My tortoise has no energy> It is dragging itself along seems to have no strength. Isn't really eating anything or going to the toilet. Have been to our local vet and they said it was dehydrated. It… read more
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I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that
I have a Sulcata tortoise, and the other day I noticed that his shell had a little flake coming off of it. I just wondered if this was normal. I give him a calcium supplement every day, so I am hoping… read more
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We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very
We have acquired a juvenile horsefield tortoise. It is very active and is eating well. We have noticed however, that on it's legs the skin seems to be peeling. Is this normal, or is it a sign of an un… read more
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