1. K

    Worried about my Sulcata

    Hey, Im a new reptile owner and bought a Sulcata from a market here in Thailand back in June, when i got him he was 38g he quickly (1 month) gained weight up to around 54g and now we are in february, aka 9 months later and he is hovering around 53g - he peaked at 58g but been settling around...
  2. S

    How old is my tortoise

    Hi, I got my Horsfield tortoise 5 days ago and was told he was CB22, be he seems to small for that when reading others post. I have measured and weighed him today and he is 6cm and 48g. How old would you say he is
  3. P

    New 6month old leopard tortoise isn't eating.

    I am new to reptiles, and I recently purchased a leopard tortoise from a breeder, and it seems decently active and healthy. However, it isn't eating the greens and hibiscus that I set out for it. It's been three days, is this normal? Could it be that it doesn't like the food that I put out?
  4. W

    Baby box turtle in water all the time

    Hi everyone, I adopted a baby eastern box about a month ago and he has made great progress in general but I still have a few concerns about his health in the long run. My main concern right now is that spend almost all his time in the water. I dont think its bad for him since I have seen the...
  5. Donnie61

    Guilt of losing my 2 year old tortoise

    Hello Everyone. Exactly 2 years ago I posted my first thread showing off my new tortoise on this website. Little did i know that exactly 2 years later i would lose him. He was a russian horsefield and his birthday was 4 days ago. I have this overwhelming guilt of his passing. I did feed...
  6. J

    5 month Sulcata throat moving

    Hi we have a Sulcata who is 6 months old and we see his throat moving a lot. He have respiratory infection and as exotic vet suggested we have given 10 Fortaz shots. He is recovering based on his blood reports. He is eating and walking. But we see his throat moving a lot. His nostrils are...
  7. R

    Bump on my baby Sulctata's nose?

    I've noticed a strange bump on the tip of her nose. I'm not sure if that's just her face or if I should be worried about some kind of infection? Please share your thoughts
  8. M

    Round top tortoise

    Hi im new here. I just got a sulcata baby about three weeks ago. When picking the breeder showed me a few to choose from. I picked the roundest one. Now just for my wanting to know, why are some hatchlings more round on top vs flatter tortoises. Im not talking about the scutes or pyramids. I...
  9. tazpjm

    No movement in back leg

    Hello, My 3 year old tortoise isn’t moving the right back leg. I checked it today and it looks fine to me but she still isn’t moving it. Her leg was fine yesterday so i don't know what happened. She isn’t dragging it per se but there is very little movement. I am very worried, and I wanted to...
  10. S

    Red Foot Baby Tortoise

    Hi everyone! My boyfriend gifted me a red foot tortoise for my birthday yesterday. I brought him home, gave him some fresh spinach to eat and water and he explored his new home for awhile, and then he burrowed in the substrate under the hideaway log I have in there. This was last night. I know...
  11. F

    Baby sulcata enclosure & sunlight

    Hi everyone! I have a baby sulcata around two inches long. I have a few questions for my baby sulcata. The temperature in the enclosure is around high 80s and low 90s during the day, do I still need to turn on the UVA light for 12 hours? I assume I will have to in order to maintain its basking...
  12. cgrenier

    HELP! Extremely Deformed Baby Box Turtle

    Hey. I have a baby box turtle. Our 3 toed box turtles breed with other 3 toed box turtles as well as easterns. I’ve waited 100 days and we found a baby hatchling. It’s been stuck in it’s shell. We’ve been helping it day by day get out of it. The turtle has a smashed shell, it’s legs can’t touch...
  13. F

    Little spoiled Sulcata Baby

    My little guy got his new habitat updates today. Including auto sensing temperature and humidity gauge with timer light and edible decor 😊 2” coco coir bedding and layer of orchard bark with a coco coir exclusive dig down humid hide.
  14. tazpjm

    Constipated tortoise

    Hello everybody, my tortoise hasn't pooped in 1 week. Everytime she pees the excreting urate doesn't come out, and she tries to poop sometimes but it doesn't go out and today i gave her a warm bath and she didnt poop, she has also been unactive. I wonder if my baby tortoise has a problem with...
  15. Flapjack

    New and Concerned Pancake owner.

    Hello, I want to make sure I am doing everything correctly. The more knowledge the better, right? I'm kind of worried about shell growth. I've had since December, im assuming he's about a year old now? I want to make sure I am doing enough. Shell on butt is curving upwards and doesn't look...
  16. GerardoCentroPet

    Chaco tortoise, chelonoidis chilensis.

    HI everyone, im new here. I started working at a pet shop, and they brought fifteen baby chacos. I am not sure that the info going around is really accurate. People here keep them in the garden usually and there isnt much info on them as an indoor kept species. Any information or experience...
  17. G

    Shell healthy?

    This is my almost 1 year old Russian. How is the plastron looking? Is it healthy or any shell Roy at all? Just curious
  18. B

    HELP!!! Baby Cherry Head Tortoise Shell Problem!

    I have had my baby cherry head tortoise for a month. I am getting worried about the condition of his shell. He began to have white spots. At first, I thought they were mineral deposits. When I put 50/50 water and vinegar I do not see any reaction. So I don't think they are mineral deposits. When...
  19. J

    Baby horsefield belly markings

    Hi all Any advice on this topic would be massively appreciated. My baby horsefield (7 months old) has little bumps and what look like scar lines (I’m sure they’re not) on his belly, I’ve popped a picture on the feed, can anyone tell me exactly what they are, and if this is normal?
  20. Mom of Zitouna

    Greek tortoise not defecating for two weeks

    Hey, so I have a Greek tortoise which someone gave me less than two weeks ago. She is small, like 1,5 inches but I don't know her age. She's been healthy, active, and eating well, she also looks good. But she didn't defecate ever since she came home. She did urinate but never defecate. I mainly...