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    1. sammck35
      Thanks for the add
    2. mags48
      Hi I am new to joining so let me introduce my torts. I have 2 horsefield babies I year old, and another 3 horsefield about 8 years old. I am hopeing by growth that the 2 young ones are a male and female, the older ones are 2 females and I male. I also have 4 Redfoot tropical tortoises. By the sizes I am going on 3 females and 1 male. They are 18 month old, and in a 5ft 6" vivarium.
    3. sincebirth
      thanks for the add :)
    4. Gary Hayes
      Gary Hayes
      Need everyone's help. We live in North San Diego County and are getting ready to list our house and retire. We have had our beautiful Sulcata tortoise for 15-16 years and love him a lot; he's a part of our family. We will be moving into a much smaller home and probably with a very small yard and we want to do some traveling. We need to find a loving home with a good sized yard for Turbo.
    5. buckrios11
      Hey y’all :) brand new to the forum & excited to join! First questions from this old lady who is a complete “non-tekkie” is
      What is and What do I type for Home Page? And what the heck is an avatar??
    6. Tortoisecrabaugh
      I did the habitat the way the pet store told me to, but I am sure it is wrong and my way is better. They seem to be struggling to much with the hay they told me to put down. I wanted to put down dirt but they told me it was a bad idea.
    7. Tortoisecrabaugh
      I have 2 baby tortoise hatchlings. They were given to me by neighbors who were afraid their children would flush them down the toilet. They are desert tortoises. I have 3 Russians. But from my research the care is much different. Any suggestions?
      1. mags48
        Better off with hemp and coco shell bedding. Keep at 90 degrees 8o humidity. These prefer more fruit. roll hay up and tie. they will play and eat it. careful it is short so they don't get caught in it. Moistened dried complete cat food is good for them. cooked chicken, beef, lamb.
        Nov 30, 2018
      2. mags48
        That's what I give my tropical Red foots.
        Nov 30, 2018
      Hey Josh! I’m hoping to buy a tortoise in the next couple of days, an Ibera Greek male:) and I am soooooo excited! And can’t wait to post pictures!! Glad to be part of the family!!
    9. Cbarbz
      Hi Josh! Thanks for the warm welcome!
    10. JMtigger53
      Thanks Josh. We adopted two tortoises in June. Since we live in Antelope Valley area, our shelter is insulated for the cold/heat . Our problem is it’s staying to warm for my torts to want to hibernate or maybe it’s still to early. We have 2 1/2 acres so we want them to hibernate outside if possible. We aren’t sure if we need to dig the condo deeper it’s at 48 inches now.
    11. Valeria
      Hi Josh, thank you for the welcome!
    12. Toki4433
      Thx for the welcoming me! It’s my son’s baby leopard tortoise! He got it around July! He is the cutest! I will learn how to post pics soon enough
    13. Sandee Panaro
      Sandee Panaro
      My tortoise has a growth on her mouth, it’s my understanding that it’s a calcium buildup. It’s affects her eating sometimes because it’s in the front of her mouth.
      Can it be cut off?
    14. LittleT
      Hello Josh, so happy to join this forum! Yesterday our family received our very 1st tortoise, a baby Cherry Head! He/she doesn't have much "red" on its head at all for a Cherry Head, only pale/very faint orange colorations that is difficult to pick up on camera. He/she is adorable and healthy, 2.5" long and weighs 1.8oz. and is very shy at the moment. Looking forward to learning from everyone!
    15. Estella
      Hi Josh, thank you for the welcome. Happy to finally have a place that won't get tired of me talking about my turtles.
    16. Jjkminitort
      Hey josh — thanks for the welcome message ! We just pre ordered our Egyptian from Chris Leone from garden state ! Should arrive this winter some time between December and February .. looking forward to posting and sharing photos when she arrives
    17. Aoife Obrien
    18. spike4
      Hi, I am new to this website. We found a turtle/tortoise in our yard over the weekend. I have posted on our neighborhood blog, but would love some information on care and identifying what type of turtle/tortoise I have. I will foster until the owner claims. I will post a couple of pictures to help identify. I really appreciate any help or feedback. Thanks very much.
    19. Kwarren
      Hi, My 1 year old redfoot seems to have either weak back legs or wobbles as she walks. We feed her a diet of carrots, peas, spinach, romaine, occasionally rinsed cat food for protein, occasionally fruit. We live in AZ so she gets plenty of sun time but we also keep her under a uv lamp at night or when weather is bad. We let her roam around the house when weather is bad, mostly carpet, to get exercise.
      1. Sesel
        Feb 22, 2018
    20. Spinderella
      Can I send picture to see if u know what they r. If so how
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