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I feel horrible but I just today was informed that I have
I feel horrible but I just today was informed that I have been using the wrong kind of light for my Russian tortoise. I haven't been using a UVB light. … read more
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Anna
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Just bought a Russian tortoise today and it's been sleeping
Just bought a Russian tortoise today and it's been sleeping since about 5pm today. Is it the new environment? Will it adjust, I keep waking it up to see if it's still alive, just worried. … 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
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He is not using his back legs and isn't eating. no wounds
no wounds and they are not hurt he just will not use them when he is walking … read more
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Joan
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Russian tortoise (<1 yr old) will only eat iceberg lettuce.
Russian tortoise (<1 yr old) will only eat iceberg lettuce. And, won't eat if calcium sprinkled on it. Concerned that shell does not seem to be hardening properly. … read more
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Joan
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My name is. i just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned
hi anna, my name is ***** ***** just took in a tortoise that someone abandoned and i really don't know too much about reptiles. i believe he's a male russian tortoise. he's probably a little bit bigge… read more
Anna
Anna
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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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i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is
i have a hermanns tortoise and he is a hatching his shell is soft. no drainage from nose or mouth. I know it is his diet but what can I do the help him out in the mean time… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My husband and i have/had 2 Russian tortoises. Mine the girl
My husband and i have/had 2 Russian tortoises. Mine the girl die yesterday and I just got on here looking for some kind of answer. I just can't stop crying. I feel like I had to of done something wron… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
My Russian tortoise wont eat, she just sits there looking at the food and bobbing her head
My Russian tortoise wont eat, she just sits there looking at the food and bobbing her head just like she does when she eats, she can open her mouth slightly but I don't know if she can open it all the… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
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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Joan
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Private
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Hi I am the owner of a Russian tortoise. I have recently (about
Hi I am the owner of a Russian tortoise. I have recently (about a month an a half ago) changed his environment. But lately he will not eat and only sleeps. I have him in a large Sterilite container wi… read more
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Anna
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russian tortoise has developed brown crusty patches all over
russian tortoise has developed brown crusty patches all over face. is eating well, but is under eyes on cheeks, top of head. at first i thought it was dried brown food attached to his face, but i dont… read more
Anna
Anna
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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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I just got a tortoise from a friend and its not very active.
I just got a tortoise from a friend and it's not very active. What are some of the reasons that this might be?… read more
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Anna
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I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it
I purchased what was advertised as a Red Footed Tortoise from PetsMart but it turns out it is a Russian Tortoise.. Are they a legal species? Should I be concerned that it might not be legally imported… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
4,294 satisfied customers
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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Weve had our Russian tortoise for just over an year now and
We've had our Russian tortoise for just over a year now and have created for him the recommended environment - open air box with both lights on one end, water, cuttle bone etc, on the other end we hav… read more
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Anna
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