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I have a baby tortoise and he appears sad or doesn't want to
i have a baby tortoise and he appears sad or doesn't want to eat. i feel he won't open his mouth. I have moss in his cave... i have him in room temp water (just a little) maybe he's dehydrated. i gave… read more
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I have a baby tortoise and his bottom shell is really soft
I have a baby tortoise and his bottom shell is really soft and it's starting to turn purple and he barely even eats and is always sleeping … read more
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My baby sulcata isnt eating,moving, or opening eyes. When I
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My baby Sulcata tortoise is sleeping a lot and is barely
My baby Sulcata tortoise is sleeping a lot and is barely eating. He has a black ring around his mouth and he is starting to get a soft shell. He is about 5 months old … read more
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I have a 4 month old greek tortoise with a soft shell - it
I have a 4 month old greek tortoise with a soft shell - it seems to have happened rather suddenly. I'm at a loss because he has a mercury vapor bulb and we supplement with calcium powder several times… read more
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I have a sulcata, have had him about 10 years, he is a free
I have a sulcata, have had him about 10 years, he is a free roamed in the House. We live in Alaska so can't go outside much. He was doing very good in June he got a respiratory infection did a series … read more
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Anna
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My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically
My baby leopard tortoise has a soft shell that pratically appeared over night. She is about 9 to ten months old … read more
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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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Joan
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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 baby African sulcata tortoise and s/her shell has
Hello I have a baby African sulcata tortoise and his/her shell has become soft. What can I do to treat it? When I purchased the baby tortoise she was active in the tank (at the pet store) Once I move … read more
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Anna
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I have a baby African Tortoise. My dog got ahold of him this
I have a baby African Tortoise. My dog got ahold of him this afternoon, we thought he was dead but after a few hours he started poking his head out of his shell. He is now walking around his tank but … read more
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Our tortoise has broken the curved part of its beak right off
Our tortoise has broken the curved part of its beak right off a few weeks ago and has not realy eaten since. Does it grow back, because if it does, there is not much sign of it growing back. What can … read more
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Anna
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i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isnt moving, but his
i dont know if my tortoise is dead. He isn't moving, but his limbs and head aren't out. His eyes are sunken in so i know he is dehydrated. i am soaking him in water. His shell has been soft for quite … read more
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little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due
I have a Sulcata Tortoise...Just about one year now. He has been a little sluggish, more than normal, which we believed was due to the temperature in the house. It has been a little cold but his home … read more
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My daughter has a red footed turtle that was attacked by there
My daughter has a red footed turtle that was attacked by there dog and part of the shell is missing by the head so it cannot put her head in anymore. All of her limbs and head is moving and she can st… 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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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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