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My small desert box turtle shell has falling off about 3cm
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I recently came across a box turtle that lives in a
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Box turtle about 3 years old. was outside in its cage
box turtle about 3 years old. was outside in its cage overnight. now not moving. currently soaking in small amount of water. wife goign to get electrolytes to try to help. … read more
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Trying to give better husbandry to our 20+ yrs box tortoise Clyde. He rarely eats anything, we were giving him some premium canned cat food he started eating regularly but were told it is not good for… read more
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Anna
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i am out of town. my tortoise was found dead this morning.
i am out of town. my tortoise was found dead this morning. it's head & neck were completely extended out of the shell and there was blood around it's mouth. I have two other tortoises in the same habi… read more
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide. front of shell looks like has been eaten at. Top is without the sectioned layer. there are other small spots on shell where outer layer is… read more
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I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation
I have an immature desert tortoise that came out of hibernation really early. We brought him/her inside. Should we feed , water? What should we do?… read more
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Anna
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Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front
Found a tortoise in AZ not desert tortoise four toes on front feet. About a 8 inch shell from tail to head. about 6 inches across. Has a hard claw on tail. I think it is a Russian guy at pet store sai… read more
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We have a Russian Land Tortoise that has turned extremely lethargic
We have a Russian Land Tortoise that has turned extremely lethargic within the last two weeks. It mostly keeps its eyes closed and rests its head on the ground almost 24/7. The shell is softer than it… read more
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I have a 2-3 year old Russian tortoise. Im not sure if its
I have a 2-3 year old Russian tortoise. I'm not sure if its male or female. (one expert said it was a boy, and the other said it was a girl). I have an outdoor pen that is 10 feet by 10 feet. I am thi… read more
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Joan
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I have Box Turtles in my yard and would like to find a good
I have Box Turtles in my yard and would like to find a good home for them---two of them were hatched in my yard and are about 2 years old. Does any one know of a good habitat?… read more
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Joan
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My three-toedeastern box turtle is hibernating, however when
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I have a box turtle that was abandoned by its previous owner.
I have a box turtle that was abandoned by its previous owner. I have had box turtles before. this turtle's beak was so overgrown that it could not eat, or close its shell all the way. I took it to a v… read more
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Anna
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I found in my yard what I believe is a hook nosed turtle.
I found in my yard what I believe is a hook nosed turtle. I need information about the care for the turtle. She's been living in my backyard for the last 2 months. She looks fairly old and I've been f… read more
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Joan
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is it okay to drill a hole in a turtle or tortoises shell
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Joan
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pool of water around her. Could it be that she urinated that much
Hi, I have a land turtle at home. Today I found her eating her cucumber and a minute later she was soaking in a pool of water around her. Could it be that she urinated that much? Is this a sign that s… read more
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Joan
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I am planning on purchasing a box turtle or tortoise
I am planning on purchasing a box turtle or tortoise and keeping it in our back yard year round. I will be digging a large deep hole and lining it with bricks so the turtle cannot burrow out of the en… read more
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One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He
One of my students found a baby turtle/tortoise. He thinks it is a land tortoise because he found it in the yard!~ To me it looks like a terrapin??? or land turtle, not a tortoise. Since the housing a… read more
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