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One front leg swollen no injury. Pustules on both back legs.
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My Russian tortoise hasn't been eating, hasn't had a bowel
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Ive had a male Russian tortoise for about 3 months ago. He
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My Russian tortoise never eats or drink. All he does is burrow.
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Anna

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