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  1. agnes&theo

    acquaintance's tortoise looks bad ... thoughts?

    A recent acquaintance got a Russian tortoise from a pet store on a whim (yeah) two months ago. No idea the age, though not a hatchling. The tortoise has been inside a 50-gallon tank with a UVB and fed romaine, bok choy, and kale (we already had a chat about improving the nutrition). But her...
  2. agnes&theo

    Buzzing with the ZooMed Powersun H.I.D. Bulb

    I just bought a new ZooMed Powersun H.I.D. bulb for my tortoise table after reading some good things about it for both UVB and heating. However, when I plugged it in it makes an odd buzzing noise. My other bulbs never made these kinds of noises. Is this normal? Has anyone else with this bulb...
  3. agnes&theo

    Tortoise biting his own skin

    4-year-old Burmese Star tortoise has been biting his own front legs, not drawing blood, but in a mildly aggressive manner. He's extremely friendly and is not aggressive towards other tortoises in their table. We took him to our vet. X-rays were negative for arthritis and joint problems that...
  4. agnes&theo

    3-5 YO Burmese Star WANTED

    Hi all. I am looking for a three to five-year-old adult Burmese Star tortoise to add to my two that I already own. Must be healthy however sex doesn't matter.
  5. agnes&theo

    Diarrhea in 4YO Burmese Star

    Hi everyone. My four year old, male Burmese Star tortoise has had diarrhea that I found in their enclosure. We cleaned him up and he drank some water in the bath for dehydration and was awake, alert, and wanted to run around and eat. His tail was all matted in poop though. There was no...