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  1. Flanman

    Breeding no results

    First post on the forum in I’m pretty sure 4 months. Basically around 4/5 months ago my male bred my female in their enclosure quite a lot for a period of 1-2 weeks. This also happened 9/10 months ago. I haven’t seen anything like eggs of the sort. I wouldn’t mind eggs and would be quick to...
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    Is this white discoloration on the nose a URTI?

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    Hiding under a rock

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    12x5’ enclosure w/ cypress, fir, and cedar - Russians already loving it and digging

    My two Russians love their new, much larger enclosure. I put them in the shelter at night and they like to feed on the Kentucky blue grass and I put out a bowl for them to feed on some commercial foods and also high fiber diet and then take it inside at night. Much thanks to everyone who helped...
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    How to access a low-to-the-ground wooden enclosure?

    I am planning on making an outdoor enclosure for my tortoises. I will always go to great lengths to protect them from wild animals (there are lots of raccoons where I live) and I want to use chicken wire or some other alternative to cover the top and bottom of the enclosure. Now I have one last...
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    Electrical heating in backyard

    I am planning to build an outdoor enclosure for my two Russian tortoises before spring starts to bloom here in Indiana. The biggest thing I can’t figure out right now is how I’m going to heat an enclosed space for night time or cool/rainy days. It’s going to be a bit far out from my shed and...
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    Keeping 1:2 MF enclosure

    Hi all, I have a 55 gallon feeding trough that is about 15-20 square feet (+ about 5 inch deep substrate) where I keep my russian tortoises. I currently have a 5.5” female and a 4.5” male in the enclosure. While my male has not shown any excessive breeding aggression besides the mating that...
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    Female Russian eating BC

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    Tortoise stretching?

    Sometimes I watch my male and female in the mornings, they’ll be sleeping usually in front of or next to each other under the heat lamp. Every morning I notice my male sometimes just goes from sleeping to fully hiding his face and front legs but not his back legs (before he sees me). He comes...
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    Thoughts on this enclosure?

    Just wanting some feedback on this enclosure I have set up for my juvenile Russian.
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    Cheap Enclosures?

    Been looking around for a while now trying to find any cheaper terrariums/enclosures for some russian torts, haven’t been able to find any so far. Anyone know any cheap glass enclosures (non-‘furnished’)
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    How much space for multiple russians?

    Hi, wondering how much space would be needed for 2 female russian tortoises, indoor environment, same enclosure.
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    Tortoise suddenly defecates when introduced to water?

    I know tortoises urinate in water quite often, but I was going to give my tortoise her weekly bathe and she started crapping everywhere? I cleaned the container immediately after and tried with a larger container and she does the same thing. Anyone know if this is just a nervous reaction with...
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    Diet Tips?

    I currently have a single female Testudo (russian) tortoise and I am wondering if she is eating good. She is a juvenile (unknown exact age) and I’ve had her for 2 weeks now. As a new tortoise owner I just want to make sure she’s safe. Looking for any tips, should I remove some foods, add some...
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    Strange growth on neck of tortoise?

    Hi. Recently got this Testudo Tortoise and have had her for about a week. Unable to find out what this thing on her neck is. Should I be worried? Is it normal? She is a juvenile female, and I have observed this on only one side of her neck.