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We have a 2 yo Russian tortoise. Theres a little in his
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My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically
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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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i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isnt moving, but his
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sulcata tortoise is listless and not opening eyes, bottom of
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little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due
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open his eyes, and barely moves, and his undershell is flexible
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my local pet shop and i was told I was doing it all wrong..soft
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hi my tortoise is sick, its really weak not eating, his shell
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