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  1. Flapjack

    How trustworthy is this article?

    https://www.thatpetplace.com/articles/pancake-tortoise-article I came across this website while doing some research and I was wondering if some of the more experienced people in the group had anything to agree or disagree with this article.
  2. P

    Rescued Greek Tortoise Advice

    Hi all, a friend knows I have a sulcata and asked me if I could take on a tortoise from someone else. I said yes just because it seemed they had nowhere else to go and recieved her today. She’s a tiny little Greek tortoise, fortunately she came with her annex certificate so it’s not as dubious...
  3. Sploogd

    Age estimate and shell care?

    Hi everyone this is my tortoise Anastasia. Can anyone tell me what age she is? I’m guessing 6-ish? And is the white marks on her shell shell rot. I got her in may. she’s on a diet of kale and various vegetables if that helps.
  4. O

    Russian pacing in large outdoor enclosure

    Hello all, I recently built and outdoor enclosure for little man thats a big upgrade from his indoor box. Roughly speaking it is 20×15ft with maybe 6x12ft shaded by a patio. I used to just take him into the yard and he'd boogy the whole time, but in his enclosure he just paces maybe a 4ft...
  5. Scollins17

    Tortoise Yearling Outdoor

    Hi everyone. I have a yearling Marginated tortoise that I got August 2020 when it was a hatchling. I did a lot of research before acquiring him and believe I've built a very good temporary indoor encloser for him(until it's big enough to live outside). Seems very healthy and active. For the...
  6. B

    Relatively New to this

    New to taking care of a tortoise and just want to make sure mine is doing ok. It almost looks like there is a small dip towards the back of her shell and from what I have seen online it almost looks like the early stages of pyramiding. I want to make sure I am properly taking care of my Hermann...
  7. BuzBuz

    Is my Redfoot growing too rapidly?

    Hello All! So my baby Redfoot, Heidi is about 3 months old now and I just measured her for the first time. she is 3.5 inches wide and 3.25 inches long. Now I've looked around online and a few sources I've read say that, that is the approximate size a 1 year old! So...my question to you guys is...
  8. P

    What am I doing wrong with my baby Sulcuta?

    I’m worried about by baby sulcuta because he’s not growing. My pet store keeps telling me things that are contradicting to online. He’s at least a year and a half old, likely a little older, but he’s only 2.5 inches. My pet store keeps saying this is normal but what I’ve been reading online says...
  9. Marisa_marie17

    Please help!!! (shell rot?)

    My tortoises shell has been roughed up since the day I got her and Ive always been cautious of it and I just noticed some things that I really don’t like and I’m panicking bc something isn’t right. Please give all advice and help me with what this might be. I’m super worried about my babe. Like...
  10. lionheartHC

    When will hatchlings start to be more active?

    Hello all, I've had my Sulcata for a few months now and things are going great! He/she's growing at a steady rate and given a diet to thrive. All the parameters are spot on (heat, humidity etc) but it seems like young Duncan will only be active in the morning when he gets fed and after his daily...
  11. T

    Shell growth, trauma, or rot?

    I’ve had my Russian tortoise for about 3 weeks now and he came with a whole host of issues. I assumed his shell had endured trauma and that’s what these white spots are. They are indented and rough. He also has scratches and cracks all over. Is this shell rot? Or is it just trauma? Will it heal...
  12. lionheartHC

    How often do I feed my Sulcata hatchling?

    I now have my enclosure finished! Ambient temps sticking around 85F and humidity is always between 70% and 80%. Side note, he has a humid hide that stays at 100% humidity. Should I shoot for a constant 80% in the entire enclosure at all times or will 70% suffice? My question is how often should...
  13. M

    General Advice

    Hi I'm brand new to owning tortoises and my first tortoise is a baby russian/horsefield tortoise named Albus. I bought him very recently I seem to spend a lot of time worrying about him and whether I'm doing the right thing. At the moment his enclosure is 90cm X 50cm which is a little small but...
  14. aerisama

    What species is my tortoise?

    Hello and nice to meet you, I don't know why it took me so long to find this forum and reach out for help. I found my girl 14 years ago starving and just, dying on the road, while going to a little town in Cancun (south of Mexico) and brought her home. She has seen a fair amount of...
  15. KhairulTort

    Poorly Started Hatchling on the Mend

    Its now been a little over two months and my little Sulcata is now properly recovering from any of the visible issues of his upbringing, and I’ve figured out how to house him happily. (Ignore the humidity gauge. It’s a 80% sauna in there) Never again shall I buy an animal from an improper...
  16. oneilmatt

    Specific Questions About Hatchling Care

    Hi all, I just received a pair of 3-Toed Box Turtles about 2 months ago. These are my first turtles and my first reptiles. This lack of experience is the reason I am posting. I keep them outside in a spacious enclosure, and the female just laid a clutch of eggs about a week ago. I have...
  17. J

    Worried About My Friends Baby Redfoot

    So I am watching my friends baby red foot for a bit and I’ve been doing it for about a month and I just am so worried I’m doing something wrong. I feed her spring mix every morning and some at night. In the morning i put spring mix a little bit over the top of the bowl pictured below and just...
  18. H

    Help Check if condition of baby sulcata is ok

    Hello! I am new to the forum and certainly very new to tortoise keeping! I have recently bought a baby sulcata this month during a reptile show. The sellers said it was a hatchling and that the babies hatched last August. I wanted to know if my new sulcata looks okay at the moment. I'm...
  19. S

    I need lots of tort help...

    I'm new to this.. i have a lot of questions about our torts health. My family has 3 sulcata torts, around 2 years old. As they've gotten older, one of them has just stopped getting bigger. Myrtle and Rafael are huge, while Tucker is half their size. I recently found out that torts need lots of...
  20. T

    Noob pre-purchase questions: Leopard, Russian, or other?

    Greetings TF family! My wife and I want to get our son a turtle for Christmas. I have been doing a bit of research and lurking a bit on TF, and today I decided to create an account in order to get the best use out of the forum. We live in Los Angeles and own to dogs. -I want to get either a...
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