baby tortoise

  1. C

    8 month hermman foaming at mouth and bobbing head in and out of shell. Help

    My Hermmans tortoise (about 8 months old) isn't eating for days (about 4 or 5 days) now and it is foaming at the mouth and taking its head in and out of its shell fast continuously. Seems to be struggling to walk. Dragging back legs. (Have had my tort for 4 months so far & its is supposed to...
  2. Cass96

    Hello! First time poster :)

    Hello all 😊 I’ve been following along for a while now, but never introduced myself! I’m Cassandra, I live in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been a turtle/ tortoise lover my whole life. I finally have the privilege of owning and caring for an Egyptian Tortoise! Something I never even dreamed of as a...
  3. Melodieyy

    Can a baby hermanns eat Timothy hay?

    I’ve seen a few threads saying that they have Timothy hay in there with their hermanns tortoises, however usually they don’t have an age listed so I was wondering is it alright for a 2 month old to have some? I just want to be extra cautious! Thank you so much for any help! I’ve attached some...
  4. Melodieyy

    Baby Hermans tortoise basking temp

    Hello, I purchased a baby hermanns tortoise this weekend from the reptile convention I went to and I was wondering what her basking temps should be at? I’ve seen so many variations but I want to be sure that I get it right. I’ve seen 90-95 but I’ve also seen 95-100. What should it be? She is...
  5. gregcalverley0327


    Just a little update on my little Indian star, he’s a little over a year old now, weighs 103 grams and has been growing about 5-6 grams a month. Loves to just lay around, wake up for some food and go back to sleep lol it has been awesome keeping him!
  6. LakersSteve

    Is this prolapse? (Desert Tortoise)

    So this is a roughly 5 month old desert tortoise that I recently noticed a small bulging “sac” coming from her rectum. I was told she was a female when she was given to my family. Her enclosure is pure coco coir, with nothing she could have accidentally eaten since I’ve had her at 3 days old...
  7. C

    Little Desert Tortoise in the Lakewood/LB Area

    Hello all! I am hoping to pick the brains of a few members here who seem to really understand desert tortoises so that I can raise my baby right! I recently received what I think is a gopherus agassizii from a neighbor whose tortoises accidentally bred. He (I say he for now just to make life...
  8. gregcalverley0327

    Hollywood loving lunch time

  9. S

    Can I keep a baby Central Bearded Dragon with my baby tortoise

    So my dad out of the blue brought home a baby (I think) Central Beaded Dragon, the dragon was then dropped into my baby Padloper tortoises' enclosure, with about 6 very small crickets :/... Unfortunately the planned bigger enclosure for my tortoise won't here until at least Saturday, so they...
  10. gregcalverley0327

    Hollywood’s new home!!

    Finally was able to build my 7 month old Indian star a new setup, not completely finished as I’m still waiting for some plants for him but so far so good, temps are all perfect and he seems to be loving it, besides pooping in it 2 seconds after I put him in there lol
  11. gregcalverley0327

    New baby Indian star, Hollywood!

    Hey everyone just wanted to show my new baby star tortoise, roughly 5 months old. Not sure on the sex but very excited to own a star tortoise, the name is Hollywood of course
  12. Y

    Thought you guys could appreciate turbos update too!!

    Let me know any signs of concern, tips or just all around love for the Lil guy!
  13. A

    4 months still wet nose ?

    He is spike Less than 1 year Old baby Indian star tortoise, he has wet nose since 4 months now. His nose was completely blocked by mucus at the start of this sickness, then I decided to increase the enclosure temperature at 95 to 100°f..... Now his nose is not blocked by mucus but watery...
  14. A

    Govee Thermometer/Hygrometer Accuracy

    Hey guys I have the Govee Bluetooth Thermo Hygrometer. I’m wondering whether it’s really accurate? Been checking it lately and the temps are too high and the humidity is really low even after I’ve misted the place like crazy because i got paranoid thinking my tortoise would dehydrate . If it’s...
  15. F

    8 month old Aldabra

    So I’m a little concerned my Aldabra isn’t gaining as much weight as he should. I got him about a month ago and then weighed him 2 weeks later and in that time he’s only gained about .5 ounces in those 2 weeks and he’s just shy of 5 inches. Can I wake him in the middle of the night and have him...
  16. Y

    How do I know if it was too late! Please help

    I recently purchased my baby Leopard Tortoise from a dry breeder who also did not know his age. (I will never make the same mistake again) I now have no idea the age of my lil guy or if he already has signs of pyramiding. I also have a scale coming in the mail so I can start tracking his weight...
  17. shellfreak

    Tortstork - How we raise Indian star babies

    I get a lot of questions about how i raise my Indian stars from day one. I’ll explain in bullet form. If anyone wants to reach out to me, please do so at [email protected] -place on damp paper towel donut at first sight of pip -I remove them from the incubator after a few milestones. 1...
  18. H


    Emergency! Born June 24th, 2020 this little girl Honu was always a sweet, active, happy baby tort. Out of the litter some liked to charge but this girl was always very sweet. Hence why I think she's a girl. Here's a ton of pictures to help describe her issue she's going through. Im fairly...
  19. T

    Baby Hermanns tortoise

    Hello! I am new to tortoise keeping and am hearing a quiet popping sound from my tortoise. I bought a baby hermanns from a reptile expo about 3 months ago. And I was so excited I forgot to ask what his/her hatching date is. Im not sure on the gender yet but have been calling him a boy. I’m...
  20. Katamari.Sweetheart

    New Cal. Desert Tortoise Guardian

    Hello, I’ve just rescued a baby desert tortoise (gopherus agassizii), gifted from an accidental captive clutch. I’m applying for a permit. I’m new to tortoise keeping and want to make sure I’m doing the best I can for my little guy. I noticed that he has a lot of debris and crust around his...