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  1. T Smart

    Need help choosing where to buy a tortoise!

    I don't know enough about cherries, but someone should chime in soon. Make sure to take a look at the care sheets if you haven't already.
  2. T Smart

    Need help choosing where to buy a tortoise!

    What species were you thinking?
  3. T Smart

    Russian babies

    Give this a read! Baby Russian Tortoise care sheet (also for other herbivorous tortoise species) https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/Baby-Russian-Tortoise-care-sheet-%28also-for-other-herbivorous-tortoise-species%29.107734/ I wouldn’t suggest leaving them out. Too much can go wrong...
  4. T Smart

    My small herd photos

    Man, you’ve got some beautiful tortoises!
  5. T Smart

    LOOK WHAT MY HUSBAND FOUND THIS MORNING

    Very cool! Just curious, what does the outdoor enclosure look like?
  6. T Smart

    Hibernation?

    The idea makes me nervous too! I’ve been reading up on the subject a lot, and might try this winter.
  7. T Smart

    Please help - russian tortoise pet hasnt eaten in 1.5 weeks!

    Hi, Do you mind posting a picture of the setup? What are the temperatures within the enclosure? Considering that it sounds more like a setup / husbandry issue, I don’t see a need to visit the vet. There are very experienced members here that can help. If you haven’t already, take a quick...
  8. T Smart

    Hello!

    Welcome to the forum!
  9. T Smart

    New property on the Imperial River

    Hey Greg, how’s the property coming along?
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    Tortoise flipped in soak

    I’m glad you got back in time! I’ve never had that problem. Sounds very scary. I’m sure you weren’t very far, but try to make a habit of being around while he’s soaking. Lots of members, including myself, will prepare food, clean the enclosure, etc. during soaks. Also, what container are you...
  11. T Smart

    Need help identifying new tortoise

    @HermanniChris
  12. T Smart

    Re: Outdoor enclosure for rocky

    Hope this gives you some ideas! It’s far from perfect, but Harrison, my Russian, loves it.
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    Bedding

    Many on the forum love orchid bark as a substrate. I personally use coconut coir and cypress mulch, even though it tends to get messy...
  14. T Smart

    Who shares your tortoise enclosure with your tortoise?

    One of Harrison’s favorite hiding spots is an old rabbit nest.
  15. T Smart

    Russian tortoise Heat lamp;UVB;dark;protein

    Hi welcome! Sounds like the veterinarian wasn’t much help. Your best bet is to stick with advice on the forum. This is great care sheet to read. Russian Tortoise Care Sheet https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/Russian-Tortoise-Care-Sheet.80698/ I’ll try to answer all your...
  16. T Smart

    Help with ID (Mediterranean Tortoise)

    He’s a Russian tortoise
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