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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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My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber
Hi Anna,My wife and I have a Russian tortoise we bought Septmeber 1st 2017. He has been happy and healthy, eating normal and pooping and peeing as well. He has a tank with mulch, half log he sleeps un… read more
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Joan
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My son has gone to college and I'm taking care of his
My son has gone to college and I'm taking care of his Russian tortoise. It has stopped eating, and just wants to rest under its cover all day. Usually it eats every morning, and is pretty active, so I… read more
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Anna
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We have a russian tortoise that has seemed healthy and
Hi, we have a russian tortoise that has seemed healthy and active till recently, he won't eat and not active sleeps all the time his shell is flaking on bottom, what should I do?… read more
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Joan
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My Russian tortoise has two fat legs and one of them lost a
My Russian tortoise has two fat legs and one of them lost a nail or claw it only has 3 what does that mean.… read more
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We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should
We just got a Russian Turtle and she's not eating...should we worry? we read that they want to hibernate,but are wondering if light and temp for her should mimic underground conditions that would exis… read more
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Hello. My tortoise has developed a white discoloration on her
Hello. My tortoise has developed a white discoloration on her shell rim.Could please explain what it could possibly be?Thank you.… read more
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I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside
I have a Russian tortoise and as she was walking around outside i saw that on the outside of both of her front legs she was bleeding a little bit but could that be to her dry skin? What is something t… read more
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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 have a new Russian tortoise and Im concerned about his house
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russian tortoise has developed brown crusty patches all over
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Anna
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My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow.
My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow. Is he sick or just trying to hibernate?… read more
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eaten yet and a strange mucas type thing came..water today..healthy
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Joan
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I got a Russian tortoise about a week and a half ago and I
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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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i have to russian tortoises that i started to care for because
i have to russian tortoises that i started to care for because the owners werent but i really dont know much on how to care for them...i feed them and take them outside occasionally but i noticed toda… read more
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Joan
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My russian tortoise is not eating or drinking. I think he
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