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  1. K

    Free Russian tortoise

    I’d like to rehome my sweet tortoise to a good home. I’m no longer home nearly enough to give berry the type of attention and care he deserves. I’d be more comfortable rejoining him to someone who has actually owned tortoises or Russian tortoises before. Someone with a suitable enclosure or...
  2. sammi

    Looking to remhome male Russian tortoise (southern california)

    Hello! I have had Ernie for about 10 years now. The vet estimates he was between 3-5 when I first got him, so he would be about 13-15 years old. Unfortunately my husband is military and we have to move to a place that does not allow exotics, and Ernie cannot come with us. I am in Southern...
  3. Susannadior

    What age should a DT start brumating?

    Murphy just turned 1 and we were told not to let him brumate for the first 3 years. Is this true? And if not, how to we prepare him for brumation? We live in southern California where its in the mid-80s in the day and high-50s at night. He lives in a raised enclosure outside, but has heat and a...
  4. Ionry

    (SoCal)Two Red-Ear Sliders in Need of a good Home!

    Don't know if this is the right place to put this, but I have two Red-Ear Sliders in need of a good home. -Background- My youngest brother got two Red-Ears about two years back. However, he has not been taking care of them as of late (forgetting to feed them, not cleaning their tank, etc.) So...
  5. gneesy

    Dark Lord Voldetort

    Hi all! I am new to the tortoise parent life, here is my 7-month old Eastern Hermann's tortoise, Lord Voldetort. We hail from central California, where it's super hot and dry in the summer. This forum has already been SUCH a great resource! I hope to continue learning and providing the little...
  6. Sandy Murrieta

    Hello from Murrieta, CA

    Sorry I forgot to introduce myself before posting a help question. I did give a small background in the help request, lol Anyway, I grew up with Arkansas box type turtles. My grandparents moved to Arkansas when I was young. On my summer visits I would bring one home until I had 5, I only...
  7. kalisha

    Good home for Red-Foot Tortoise (Tucson-San Francisco Area)

    Beloved 16-ish male (we were told) red-foot tortoise needs re-homing due to an overseas move to New Zealand, which does not accept reptiles. Looking for an excellent owner between the Tucson, AZ area and anywhere up the CA coast to the San Francisco area. Will deliver July-August. Must be...
  8. M

    Looking for some direction.

    Hello. I don’t not have a tortoise yet. I am still doing my research on what’s the right fit for my family. I visited our local animal teaching zoo (moorpark) and asked the staff some questions. I have a few questions and hope you guys can help. Few questions I had were already answered. We...
  9. M

    Newbie from Cali.

    Hello. I don’t not have a tortoise yet. I am still doing my research on what’s the right fit for my family. I visited our local animal teaching zoo (moorpark) and asked the staff some questions. I have a few questions and hope you guys can help. Few questions I had were already answered. We...
  10. KingBowser

    Aldabra for Sale

    Hello everyone, I have a 10 year old Aldabra (around 150 lb) about a year ago as a gift and thought I could handle it. However, between work, my kids, and the tortoise it's a bit too much for me. Best offer, uhaul (Whittier CA area). Message me if you're interested...
  11. T

    EGG MADNESS? Red Eared Slider eggs for free? No way? Way:)

    LOCAL PICK UP ONLY IN VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA yes, you read this right, i have i think at least three eggs of red eared sliders, laid i think sometimes in June? blah, memory:) anyway, i peeked on them, the top one was crazy heavy, so they are fertile, at least some, anyhow, I will not ship because...
  12. chrisman

    Seeking Sanctuary/Rescue for Redfoot Tortoise

    Hello! My name is Christina, I am from Los Angeles, CA. I'm currently taking care of a roughly 2.5 year old Redfoot Tortoise. He was my grandmother's pet, but she was recently put into a nursing home and can no longer take care of him. I am taking care of Milton now, however, I live in a small...
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