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He hasn't been able to eat for about 2 weeks. Looks skinnier
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Once I got him and he's always sluggish and tired. … read more
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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
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I have a leopard tortoise harchling thats very lethargic.
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Anna
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Ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have
Hello ok I have a baby sulcata tortoise about 2 months old. I have read about soft shell and I also read that baby tortoise shells will not be completely hard at least for the first year. I'm wonderin… read more
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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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I have a leopard tortoise very small 2.5 yrs just barely 4",
I have a leopard tortoise very small 2.5 yrs just barely 4", we have only had her for a month & from the 5th to today she has gone from 174 to 155. They get soaked 2-3 times a week, & are in a closed … read more
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Anna
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I have a 4yr old leopard tortoise male in very good health
I have a 4yr old leopard tortoise male in very good health and appearance. Today he is having trouble with is back left leg while walking it is almost as though it is getting stuck inside his shell an… read more
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Someone dropped a tortoise off at my sisters work today &
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Hello, I have a two year old Leopard Tortoise. For the past
Hello, I have a two year old Leopard Tortoise. For the past month he has been eating very little food, and now he will not eat at all. His eyes are not cloudy but he keeps them closed almost all the t… read more
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little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due
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Hi, I have a baby male leopard tortoise (2 inch) I am not
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Hi, I have a two-year old baby leopard toroise and when we
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open his eyes, and barely moves, and his undershell is flexible
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I have a baby sulcata, that has developed a soft shell. The
I have a baby sulcata, that has developed a soft shell. The only thing I can think of is that my UV light was too old. I replaced it, and am wondering what do I feed the little guy to get both her phy… read more
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hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell
hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell seems soft and his eyes keep getting full of gunk, his breathin is ok and nose is clear, at first i thought he as trying to hibernate but … read more
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