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  1. Rocky219

    Tortoise deworming question

    Hey everyone. So I finished the deworming treatement for my tortoise recently. However the vet called and said that we should wait another month before getting another fecal test from my tortoise. When i was doing the treatment I was washing out her bowls daily to prevent reinfection. I stopped...
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    Question about outside temps

    Hi guys! Sorry that I post a lot but I have a lot of questions and I'd rather be better safe than sorry. So today it is 85f where I am and I brought my tortoise outside. I measured the substrate temp with a temp gun. In the shade it is 89-93f and in the sun it is 107-122f. Is this okay? I check...
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    Tortoise has roundworms!

    I brought in my annual tortoise fecal sample yesterday and today I got the news that my tortoise has ascaris/roundworms. The vet said that they will contact a specialist to talk to us. Is there anything I can do in the meantime? I think I take good care of her. I've read all the caresheets...
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    Prop 65 Warning On Enclosure Materials

    Hi everyone. About 2 weeks ago I finished attaching a lit to my Tortoise's enclosure. Today I just noticed that the screen I used to cover it, has a warning that says Prop 65 and it talks about cancer and birth defects. However, it also specifically says "safe to use for animal enclosures". Is...
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    Which would be a good cover for an outdoor enclosure?

    I need a lid to protect my tortoise from birds when she is outside. Which one would make the best top for an outdoor enclosure? Those are some options, below is a list of what they have
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    Could harmful germs from tortoises and bearded dragons spread to each other?

    This is kind of a complicated question but do germs from tortoises and bearded dragons spread dangerously? They are housed separately but I still wonder if some stuff is dangerous. For example if I touch my tortoise and then touch my bearded dragons greens, which he then eats, is that dangerous...
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    Tortoise acting very lethargic

    Hi everyone! Sorry if I make a lot of posts lol but my 4-5 year old female torotise Rocky has recently been acting very lethargic. It started suddenly about a week ago. She spent the whole day burrowed under the basking light and has been doing it everyday since. I have increased the 100 watt...
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    Is my tortoise constipated because of dehydration?

    Hi my 4-5 year old female tortoise Rocky has been pooping less often and in much smaller amounts. I have been trying to get her to defecate a normal amount for the past 3 days. I have been giving her 40 minute soaks in 95f water temp. I usually soak her 3 or 4 times a week for 20 minutes. I...
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    What sex is my Hermann Tortoise?

    When I got my Hermann Tortoise Rocky he was 3-4. I got him on November 8th, 2020 and it is now November 21st, 2021. So now I think that he is 4-5 years old. I don't know if his age was accurate when I got him because about 3 months ago he started to get growth rings. I just took some photos of...
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    Can I mix a small amount of pellets in with my tortoise's food every time?

    Hi everyone recently due to summer ending and my tortoise having to eat more grocery greens and testudo seed mix he has gotten more picky with food. He no longer has his favorite greens available. It seems the only way for me to fix this is to use mazuri pellets with his meals. I only use a...
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    This may be a silly question but could my Tortoise get Covid-19?

    I don't know how but I Covid-19. I always wear a mask and I am fully vaccinated. Anyways this may be a silly question but could I give it to my Tortoise? I also have a Bearded Dragon. Any responses are appreciated.
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    Is hydrant flushing water safe to bathe my tortoise is?

    Hi, I am going to be gone for a little more than 24 hours. I have someone to check on my tortoise, and I put plenty of food in. his enclosure. I read that it is okay to leave them alone with the right setup. I am going to bathe my tortoise before I leave but the water is slightly discolored due...
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    Growth rings or something else?

    Hello everyone. I have recently noticed that my Hermann Tortoise Rocky has a white line on in area of his shell. I have read about growth rings and I am assuming that's what this is but I just wanted to make sure because better safe than sorry. Here are the photos I for some reason it didn't...
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    Are greenheads bad?

    Hello, I live very close to the beach and I often see greenheads. Would it be bad if one bit my tortoise? There was one flying near him today but it didn't try to bite him.
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    Should I feed this or not?

    This may be a confusing post. I used a plant identification app and discovered that I have Spiraea japonica. Spiraea Japonica is not on the tortoise table (I have used multiple names) on the tortoise table website it says that spiraea alone is safe to feed. Another name for spiraea is...
  16. Rocky219

    Hermann Tortoise acting hiding a lot and eating slightly less.

    My 3-4 year old Hermann Tortoise Rocky has been hiding more than usual for a little more than 2 weeks. I moved a week ago but he was still acting strange before then. The amount he has hides seems to be increasing as the days go by. He also doesn't sleep when he is hiding, he just sits there...
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    Are any of these edible for a hermann torotise?

    I live in ma so if anyone know some safe plants in ma that would be very helpful.
  18. Rocky219

    Bedding on top of rocks?

    Hello, the grass in my yard gets fertilizer applied often. The grass also always seems to be in the shade so I put my tortoises outdoor enclosure on top of some rocks. I got some orchid bark to put on top of the rocks as bedding. It is very deep and my 3-4 year old Hermann Torotise burrows quite...
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    Which type of endive should be fed as a staple food?

    I was reading one of the care sheets by Tom and it said to feed escarole and endive as staple foods. Which type of endive? The white and yellow endive (Belgian) or the green and leafy endive (Curly endive). I have been feeding Belgian endive quite a bit. About 2-3 times a week. Any responses...
  20. Rocky219

    Food twice a day?

    I have a 3-4 year old male (At least I think) Hermann Tortoise. I feed him twice a day. Is this okay? I give him kale, bok choy, radicchio, cilantro, baby arugula, and dandelion greens. I also give him mazuri pellets and calcium 2-3 times a week.
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