Recent content by cindy1546

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    The Right Time? (to brumate?)

    Hello everyone, With the weather going up and down here in the SFV, CA, I have decided to brumate my RT (its wild caught and around 5 years old) using the fridge method. The only question I have is: is now the right time? And I know I have seen someone here say that for first timers, 8-10 weeks...
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    Hello Everyone, I acquired my first tort in early September (a 4-7 year old Russian tortoise) but recently I noticed that as it's gotten colder here in Southern CA (specifically, the San Fernando Valley) my tort has stopped eating as much and has become more sluggish and going into his hide...
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    Hello! I got a tort :)

    No worries! I would’ve made the same mistake :) I just wanted to make sure Thomas was okay and if anything, I would’ve tried my best to make the proper adjustments, thank you for your concerns. And thank you so much !
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    Hello! I got a tort :)

    Thank you! Also, I was a bit worried about what Karen said because I had been doing research to make sure it was okay outside for him but thank you for clarifying, I didn’t realize that Thomas’ picture wasn’t showing as the main one ?. And I appreciate the help and the link to thread :) I will...
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    Hello! I got a tort :)

    Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve commented on this forum but I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate all your advice and help in my steps to having my own tort. So about a little over a month ago I received the cutest Russian tort from and after...
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    Okay, thank you so much!! I’ll definitely call them today :)
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    I will try my local nurseries tomorrow, since they were closed today for Labor Day but as far as I know, the big chain stores don't :( I mean unless this stuff is okay?
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    Hello, I have looked everywhere and cannot find any mulches of the ones you suggested anywhere near me... not even shipping, what would you recommend I do?
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    Plants for Enclosure

    Hello! I am expecting my (4-7 year old) Russian tortoise to arrive this week and was wondering if anyone has any advice of any plants I could buy to plant in the outdoor enclosure? I live in Southern California (LA) and don't want to get plants that will die easily in the heat. Also, I saw a...
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    Adult male Russian tortoise in LA area

    Hello, where in LA? I’m interested. I live closer to the Simi Valley area.
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    Cleaning and Maintenance? + More

    Hello, I’ve been doing a lot of research as I’m preparing to get a Russian Tortoise soon and I’ve seen a topic on basically everything I need to care for my tortoise except on how to clean and maintain the enclosure. How often would I need to clean it? What should I use to clean it? How “deep”...
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    Looking for a baby Russian tortoise

    Thank you! I’m new and didn’t know how to direct message lol :) I appreciate it!
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    Looking for a Russian Tortoise (Los Angeles)

    Hello! I am looking to adopt or find a reputable breeder who has Russian tortoises. Thank you
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    Looking for a baby Russian tortoise

    Hello! Thank you! Before I created an account i saw that @Carol S was getting a lot of positive reviews but I don’t know how to get in touch with her and it seems as though a lot of people have tried to. Is there many way I can check if certain websites are trustworthy?