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    Too many tortoises!

    I doubt either of you would be able to export/import a tort without an act of god. Cites, I believe pretty much shut that down.
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    Hello everyone

    Um, I don't think the op, @healingTortz is looking to re-home her. He's is just looking for advice.
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    Russian tortoise with damaged/flaky/cracked shell

    Oh my Gosh! that poor lil one. Thank you for adopting that tort. She/He definitely needs a loving advocate.
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    Hermann's tortoise found in Pompeii

    Wow, that is amazing. Thank you for posting that, it was very interesting reading about it . .
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    Hello everyone

    Hello Daw's & Penelope, Welcome to TFO (Tortoise Forum) Can you post some pictures of Penelope's enclosure? How Long have you had her, How old is she? Hating you? . . . I don't know if they feel that emotion, and as with human kids, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, to help them. Are...
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    Sulcata $40 in LA - can anyone help?

    Yes, El Sobrante, 15 miles north of SF (SF Bay area)
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    Are my tortoises healthy ?

    Coir, or Fine Orchid Bark (Fir Bark)
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    Before and after of the outdoor enclosure we built for our Hermann’s!

    And . .one thing. Is that a patch of grass in the middle? If it is Sod, it most likely has a plastic mesh that holds it together, and was grown with a fair amount of chemicals. Fertilizer, possibly herbicide/pesticide. The mesh if allowed to be exposed can become an impaction problem. If this is...
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    Sulcata $40 in LA - can anyone help?

    I commend you for trying to help this lil tort out, they all need someone to look out for them. Right now I'm advocating for a dog that I took to the Animal services, because the owner did not care about the safety of this guy. I already have too many fur babies, otherwise I would consider...
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    Sulcata $40 in LA - can anyone help?

    Um, Unfortunately I live about 400 mi north of that....
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    Sulcata $40 in LA - can anyone help?

    If I didn't live so far away, I would help . . sorry.
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    Are my tortoises healthy ?

    (Sophie) By the way, Welcome to TFO (Tortoise Forum) You and Turbo have come to the right place. There are a LOT of very smart Tort & Turtle folks here. Way smarter than I. I lean something new every day here. I think I can say . . .were glad your here, and ask questions, we are all here...
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    Are my tortoises healthy ?

    Additionally, without the proper temps and humidity, they will have trouble eating & digesting their food. They are cold blooded creatures and NEED heat, hydration and activity to process the food in their GI tract. In that Cage, you cannot get the temps up sufficiently & safely enough to give...
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    Are my tortoises healthy ?

    Yes, as @wellington has mentioned, that wire cage is NOT good for your tort's, they need to be in a enclosed environment to get the temp's and humidity up. Without that, their health can/will deteriorate. As far as feeding, they should be given as much food as they want (freely fed). They do not...
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    Banana water

    Shally, so as mentioned above, it would be best to get some Coir, or Orchid bark as a substrate, and several inches deep. Periodically I will dump a quart or two of water into the substrate every week, this help's to get the humidity up. How old is your tort? Is he/she in a closed chamber...
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