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  1. Stump Sulcata Tortoise Water

    Stump Sulcata Tortoise Water

    Example of how much water your sulcata should be drinking. Soaking is nice for other reasons but is never a replacement for the quantity of water that they s...
  2. Radnoisseur

    Sub Adult to Adult Radiated Tortoises living 100% outside, is a heated house needed?

    Hi all, I don't see a whole lot of activity here so hope my question gets answered :) I live in San Diego which means the weather here is very moderate. Never freezing cold or scorching hot thus my question is, with a sub-adult to adult Radiated, I don't need a heated house if they are 100%...
  3. Kayleigh Smith

    Help finding exotic vet near me

    I have a 2 year old greek tortoise who i have never taken to the vet and i want to give her yearly check ups or an emergency vet place nearby does anybody know exotic vets that take tortoises near south williamsport or williamsport pa? Im really nervous because she recently hurt herself and i...
  4. M

    New Hermann Carer - looking for advice and reassurance!

    Hi everyone! New Hermann's owner here looking for some advice. There's so much information online and given at local reptile centres that we've become really confused. We want to make sure he's got the best possible environment and life so I'm hoping you'll be able to help! He's a Hermann's...
  5. N

    Advice please for new Sulcata rescues.

    Hi everyone! I would appreciate any suggestions and insights. I run a animal rescue, primarily dogs and farm animals. We occasionally take in reptiles, though I am no expert. Our policy with reptiles is that we reach out to other reputable exotic rescues and if we take them in, they go straight...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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