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  1. Krista S

    Cloaca bleeding

    I’m in a bind with Dozer, my 2 year old Eastern Hermann’s tortoise, and not sure what to do. The last few days he’s been hyper aggressive…to a degree I’ve never seen before. He’s been so revved up that he has been paying extra attention to a rock in his enclosure which he usually ignores. On...
  2. Krista S

    Happy Thanksgiving ??

    Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow Canadian Tortoise Forum members. I hope you are able to enjoy the day with the people who mean the most to you, and that you can eat yourselves into a delicious food coma!
  3. Krista S

    Respiratory Infection Help

    Hello friends. I have a 2 year old Eastern Hermann’s tortoise who is close to full grown. He weighs around 660 grams and is round 6 1/2 inches long. I noticed this morning he was making a sound that sounded like a little bird chirping. From what I’ve read on the forum, I assume this is the...
  4. Krista S

    Help with filing sharp edges

    Hello, My Hermann’s tortoise has some very sharp edges on his shell that are starting to cause me some concern. Over the last few months the transparent edges are starting to protrude out more and more on the scutes up near his head and near his back legs. You can already see in the picture...
  5. Krista S

    Page could not be loaded

    Over the last 24 hours when I refresh my browser I am intermittently getting a page stating “Page could not be loaded”. I don’t use any ad blockers or browser extensions and there’s definitely nothing wrong with my internet connection. I always access TFO from an iPad and have never seen this...
  6. Krista S

    A big thank you & my new enclosure

    I first want to thank all of the members who are putting in countless hours posting replies and helping people out. I, like many others, did an enormous amount of research before getting my Hermann’s tortoise. I was so confused by all the conflicting information. The only thing I knew for...
  7. Krista S

    New party trick?

    I have an Eastern Hermann’s tortoise who is 1 year and 9 months old. He weighs around 370 grams and is just short of 5 inches in length. Yesterday he was doing a weird movement with his back end that I hadn’t seen before. I thought maybe he was trying to poop or something. I lifted him up...
  8. Krista S

    Wanted: Indoor enclosure advice

    I am trying to plan out a new enclosure for my 1 year old Eastern Hermann’s tortoise and am feeling a little overwhelmed. Until now, he has been living in a 3 foot by 1 1/2 foot exo terra glass terrarium. I want to move him into something larger and after researching a lot of different...
  9. Krista S

    Can I use a cedar planter to grow tortoise food?

    I recently ordered a large raised garden bed that I intended to use as an outdoor house this summer for my small Hermann’s tortoise (will be around 1 year old by the time it’ll be warm enough to go outside). The planter I bought was advertised as fir, but when it arrived it is definitely cedar...