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I just received 3 baby sulcata tortoises who's shells look a
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Second Opinion] I have a Sulcata tortoise around 45 lbs. He's doing great but I've noticed he seems to have a little trouble getting his head out and over the 'horn' of his shell. Is this anything to … read more
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I have a Sulcata tortoise around 45 lbs. He's doing great
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My son was changing the bedding in the sulcata tortoise
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We have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has
Hi, we have a baby sulcata tortoise( 3 months old maybe?) He has been very active every day, eats right away, poops every time we soak him. In the past 2 days he has gone lethargic, he doesn't seem to… read more
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Joan
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I have a female tortoise she is 8 x8 inches she currently weighs
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Anna
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My african spurred sulcata tortouises are fighting alot, and
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Anna
Anna
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I have a huge problem, I had a hatching of sulcatas, and one
I have a huge problem, I had a hatching of sulcatas, and one got loose and my Jack russel got him. He cracked his shell and something from his inside came out on the out side! I though he was dead, bu… read more
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Joan
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How much should my sulcata be eating a day? I barely ever take
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Joan
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sister's work today & she called me to come get it, since I already have a Russian Tortoise and "know how to take care of them". I know what MY tortoise needs on a… read more
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Joan
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Hello I have a baby sulcata tortiose who is about 20 weeks
Hello I have a baby sulcata tortiose who is about 20 weeks and a little over 2 inches, and I was wondering about their exact diet. The place I got it from said to use vegetables from the frozen food s… read more
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I have two 1 year old desert sulcata tortoises. I gave them
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Joan
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Well, I am a now owned by 3 African Sulcatas. I bought
Well, I am a now owned by 3 African Sulcata's. I bought the hatching and he arrived with a piece of shell around the neck. I feel I take excellent care of him. The problem is I bought another male and… read more
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Hi I have a baby African Sulcata that Ive had for about 4
Hi I have a baby African Sulcata that I've had for about 4 months and the past 2 weeks he hasnt been moving around that much and I have noticed his shell getting soft. He usually eats a lot of grass a… read more
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I have a sulcata tortoise, hes about 1-2 yrs. old. occasionally
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I just bought a Sulcata Tortiose a week a go and his right
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Anna
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We have an African Sulcata Tortoise. She is still a baby.
We have an African Sulcata Tortoise. She is still a baby. She is the size of the palm of my hand (female). We set up a home for her in a glass aquarium, with lighting. This home is temperary. We will … read more
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