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    1. TortyB
      Hi Josh! Thank you for introducing yourself. we are new to the forum! We recently inherited what we think is a Calif Desert Tortoise! He is approx 15 inches long and we were told he’s about 20 years old. We love him, regardless, and want to take good care of him, So we are glad we found the Tortoise Forum! I think “Torty” will be going into hibernation soon? We Would appreciate any helpful info!
    2. Baglady1956
      Good morning Josh!Russian tortoise trying to hibernate. My first hibernation with him. He is 15? Shell measures 4 1/2” and he is 13.4 oz. lights on 16 hr/off 8. 40 gal. terrarium 84-90 degrees. Questions: Care during hibernation? Food? Cleaning? How long? I know nothing about what I need to do or not do. Night temp night 62 degrees. Moreo valley, CA
    3. knicole323
      Hi Josh. I was wondering how I can change my username?
    4. Turdtheturtle
      Hello, I have a question!! I’m a new turtle mom I recently got a year old Russian box tortoise and I’ve noticed when he walks he drags his back legs!! But if he’s in the sun he uses his back legs to stand I don’t quite understand what is going on. Please help!!
    5. LizzyO
      Hi Josh, Thank you for the welcome!! I just posted a thread about needing help with an aggressive (towards people) sulcata. Can you check to see if I've posted it correctly? Looking for help. Thank you!! best-E
    6. Tortise mom
      Tortise mom
      Hi josh. I was wondering how to work thread
    7. PuttyMarch18
      I brought my neighbor's tortoise home with me 3 months ago, (actually, I found him at my back door with a bloody leg and what looked to be bites on his front arms). He has been here since then. Last week I let him roam the yard & now he has more injuries to his front leg. Also he's missing nails. I'm sure he had 5 on each arm and now there are only 3. He digs, but would he really dig until his toenails break off?
    8. ...lulu...
      So I came here for help
    9. ...lulu...
      I'm lost, and I have no money to help her, she has also never been to the vet before since I got her. I'm worried she's going to die...
    10. ...lulu...
      I tried selling her, but no one is taking her. She obviously cant live a good life here, so maybe someone can take her???? If not, do you guys have any advice?
    11. ...lulu...
      Her beak is chipping and her shell is curling up. Her enclosure is to small and is using dirt as substrate. I don't know what to do at this point
      1. Chefdenoel10
        Did you sell her yet???
        We have to find her a good home!!!!
        Jun 29, 2019
    12. ...lulu...
      So I tried using the lamps in secret, but my dad soon found out, and took her lamps. She has been living years with only sunlight coming from my window and no heat lamp. She is looking very sickly and I don't know what to do.
    13. ...lulu...
      My dad got me a tortoise a while ago. But my father, is an, interesting fellow. He said that I was using her lamps too much, wasting our power, and if I left them on again, he'd take her lamps away.
    14. ...lulu...
      So i have a bit of a story that i have to cut in half because its not letting me post it for some reason.
    15. Brian C
      Brian C
      Hello everyone, Name is Brian.
      I have a 5 yr old Male Salcuta that we raised from a baby. We just built a more heavy duty Outside enclosure. Question is I wanna build a better heat controlled house so he can escape the up coming florida summer. I built a house out of thick wood,but was wondering if anyone had better ideas/pics.
    16. Buzzroxy
      I thought I would let you know I have two torts,Hermann named roxy and a sur thigh named buzz,I was walking my dogs today and found some weeds that I can’t identify ,please could anyone help,not sure how to put pics on yet x
    17. Buzzroxy
      Thank you for the welcome
    18. 4133eagles
      hello josh . my wifes 30 yr old female turtle was attacked by a dog 38 hours ago and we just got her home from the vet.

      she lost her right front leg at the first joint.
      I hoping to find some suggestions and knowledge on how we can ease Sandy suffering and give her some mobility....
      thank you
    19. Vlebron
      Thanks Josh!!!
    20. SonoronDesertTorlover
      Thank you for the welcome :) if you could would you take a look at a forum i posted? i could use some help
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