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    The Right Time? (to brumate?)

    Hello everyone, With the weather going up and down here in the SFV, CA, I have decided to brumate my RT (its wild caught and around 5 years old) using the fridge method. The only question I have is: is now the right time? And I know I have seen someone here say that for first timers, 8-10 weeks...
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    Hello Everyone, I acquired my first tort in early September (a 4-7 year old Russian tortoise) but recently I noticed that as it's gotten colder here in Southern CA (specifically, the San Fernando Valley) my tort has stopped eating as much and has become more sluggish and going into his hide...
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    Hello! I got a tort :)

    Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve commented on this forum but I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate all your advice and help in my steps to having my own tort. So about a little over a month ago I received the cutest Russian tort from and after...
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    Plants for Enclosure

    Hello! I am expecting my (4-7 year old) Russian tortoise to arrive this week and was wondering if anyone has any advice of any plants I could buy to plant in the outdoor enclosure? I live in Southern California (LA) and don't want to get plants that will die easily in the heat. Also, I saw a...
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    Cleaning and Maintenance? + More

    Hello, I’ve been doing a lot of research as I’m preparing to get a Russian Tortoise soon and I’ve seen a topic on basically everything I need to care for my tortoise except on how to clean and maintain the enclosure. How often would I need to clean it? What should I use to clean it? How “deep”...
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    Looking for a Russian Tortoise (Los Angeles)

    Hello! I am looking to adopt or find a reputable breeder who has Russian tortoises. Thank you
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    Looking for a baby Russian tortoise

    Hello, I am in a good place financially, and overall in my life where I fell confident and know I’ll be able to have a tortoise baby and dedicate my life to taking care of it. I was wondering if anyone had any good resources of where I can purchase either a Russian tortoise or a marginated...
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    Hi :) my name is Cindy and I’m currently doing a lot of research and hoping to invest into having a tortoise companion for all of my life. I have always loved tortoises and I am in a good place in my life now where I know I can invest my time, love, money, and life into having a tortoise baby!