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  1. LifewithFrank

    What is happening?

    Is it wet or just shiny? Also looks like irregular growth but I am not too sure. I would wait for the experts to come on the form, they always have the best insight ?
  2. LifewithFrank

    2 Year old Russian Hibernating? or Is the heating too cold/hot?

    Hey everyone, I have a question my 2 year old Russian tortoise has started to slow down in pace as the winter rolls into California. He's an indoor tortoise and says inside, except for the occasional outings to his outdoor shelter once in a while when it's not too cold, and not raining...
  3. LifewithFrank

    So Proud of My Little Franklin!

    I got my Franklin from a Reptile convention in Northern California. The women I bought Franklin from loves tortoises and has some of her own, but rescues tortoise from petsmarts, wild/surrendered, etc. and helps to find them homes to people who will care for them. She does sell them because she...
  4. LifewithFrank

    So Proud of My Little Franklin!

    Love the name of your tortoise! I too have a Franklin! Also so glad you saved him from petsmart! https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/i-introduce-our-curious-boiii-franklin.181050/
  5. LifewithFrank

    Help please.. (Found a tortoise)

    I saw in your bio it says Essex so I assumed England was where you were from:). I looked up your temperature and if i'm correct it says you get anywhere from 16-23C which is 50's-70's here in the US. Thats too cold for them, in my personal opinion as they're dessert tortoise (used to warmer...
  6. LifewithFrank

    Help please.. (Found a tortoise)

    Yeup, he's a Russian alright. Looks a bit older than my 2 year old. There's going to be a LOT of good information all over this forum, that's how my fiance and I got ours all set up with a proper enclosure. One helpful advice, DO NOT skim on the lighting material. It took a few days for us to...
  7. LifewithFrank

    I introduce our curious boiii Franklin

    Thanks! Thats what we thought so we're doing short times outside! I think he's okay, just annoyed at us that we cant leave him outside to roam alone ?
  8. LifewithFrank

    I introduce our curious boiii Franklin

    Hello everyone my name is Cassie, Thank you for having this amazing forum, My fiance Marcus and I have not had an account, but have used it a ton since as we got our baby Russian Tortoise Franklin in 2018. Just as a background information, we have currently two enclosures one indoor and one...
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