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  1. kanalomele

    Vetark’s Reptoboost for Russian Tortoise

    You are most welcome.
  2. kanalomele

    Vetark’s Reptoboost for Russian Tortoise

    Nice! So you are not worried about nutrients then. For hydration specifically I would suggest offering succulents like opuntia and aloe. That way he doesn't have anything unnecessary or not beneficial. Typically if a tortoise is eating regularly and has water available to it then it won't be...
  3. kanalomele

    Vetark’s Reptoboost for Russian Tortoise

    I prefer Mediterranean Graze supplement personally because it is specifically formulated for the specific dietary needs as Russians but many people are successful with Reptoboost as well.
  4. kanalomele

    San Francisco Bay Area Rehoming Question (not my tortoise, someone else's)

    Hi Monica I am in the Bay area myself, have many years experience with Russians and would be happy to help your friend or you in whatever way possible. The short answer to your question is that because I have the experience and situation that allows for healthy keeping of more than one Russian...
  5. kanalomele

    Help please (Not eating)

    Welcome to TFO!
  6. kanalomele

    New to forum

    Welcome to TFO!
  7. kanalomele

    Forgot to Introduce Myself

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  8. kanalomele

    Swelling on Legs

    I agree with Yvonne this is possibly a swelling from fluid retention issue. It can sometimes be related to filter organ problems but as already noted above, there is really no way for us to be able to tell what the true issue is based on online photos. I recommend a blood panel that looks at...
  9. kanalomele

    Hi. New hermanns owner looking for support.

    Welcome to TFO
  10. kanalomele

    Hello from New York!

    Welcome to TFO! A Russian is always an excellent beginner tortoise as they are sturdy enough to tolerate us mas we figure out what is the best keeping advice. Plus I am a bit obsessed with their "tough guy" personalities. Tiny little mafioso of the tortoise world quite frankly. So great
  11. kanalomele

    Hi from UK... New Red foots

    What a wonderful offer to get! Many here would love to be in that situation. Welcome to TFO
  12. kanalomele

    Hello, a new member in Atlanta

    Welcome to you and Charlie
  13. kanalomele

    Hi, from Shell-E and her human in South East Texas

    Welcome to TFO from California
  14. kanalomele

    meet walter the baby sulcata!

    I love his name! Welcome Walter!
  15. kanalomele

    New to this

    Welcome to you and your sweet Redfoot
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    Welcome to you both! You will find many here to share your tortoise obsession with! I love my Russians
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    Hello from too many tortoises to list here! Welcome to TFO
  18. kanalomele

    New Member

    Welcome to TFO from California. I have no doubt you will enjoy your retirement if it is spent hatching baby tortoises!
  19. kanalomele

    Hello from Ontario, 20 year old Redfoot rescue attemp

    Welcome to TFO from California