1. Kale

    Tortoise not eating in the summer

    Hi guys, This has been going on honestly for years now but I feel like I finally want an answer. I have had my Russian tortoise Griswold for almost 7 years now and in general he seems to be doing as well as I can tell from a tortoise's demeanor. His shell is round and his eyes and bright and...
  2. A

    Russian Tort Not Sleeping/Eating in Middle of Summer

    Good afternoon all, Earlier this year (back in March), I noticed that my sweet 22-year-old male Russian tortoise had swelled up with edema and was taken to the vet the next day. After an X-ray and fecal float, it was determined that all was well although he had two strains of parasites. I can't...
  3. M

    Help my picky eater.

    I feel like I constantly post about my Russian tourtise. I spoil the crap out of him, and in turn he really walks all over me. At first I thought his issues with food were something internal or just wrong. He stopped eating all forms of lettuce, or anything leafy, and would only eat squash...
  4. M

    My tortoise

    So I recently build an outdoor enclosure for my RS named Tuttle. I will post pictures. He really loves it, and is really active. It's nice for him to get natural uv. I take him out when the weather is nice in the 85 range, and I make sure to monitor the weather and always keep watch on him. The...
  5. M

    My tourtise did something weird

    So my tourtise just did something weird. He was in the middle of eating and he yawned (opened his mouth) then rubbed his left eye. I know this might sound weird, but it looked like his eyes got puffy all of a sudden? He was on antibiotics then got off it. Not sure why he did this and need advice
  6. Vjola

    Munching on Bones

    Almost two years ago I had to adopt a baby tortoise. I usually take it out (once or twice a day) to eat on nature as i live in an apartment. Last summer it found a bone and went "crazy". I red somewhere that it was normal, so I let it munch some. Today I served some, tiny pieces and it...
  7. S

    Adopted Russian Never Handled & Food Question

    Hey Guys, First off I will say "Thank GOD For This Site lol " I'm glad to be with fellow tortoise owners, lovers, etc. Anyway down to what I need some help with! My husband and I haven't had tortoises very long, we first bought my male (Whom I thought was a girl) I named Zoe boy or not I kept...
  8. Meet Buddy

    Meet Buddy

    Buddy is the cutest little guy of the group. Only about 1-3 years old, he's smaller that all the other, but big in heart!
  9. T

    Tortoises eyes can't open?

    Hi everyone, I got two tortoises yesterday, one male and one female. the female seems to be doing fine; I've seen her eat, and go to the toilet, and her eyes are open. However the male one hasn't opened his eyes once, and I haven't seen him eat or go to the toilet like the female. I'm quite...
  10. Turtmum

    Normal Eating Amount?

    Is it normal for my three toed to eat so little? I don’t know her exact age, but we suspect she’s under a year (maybe 3 inches from the top of her shell to the bottom). I give her a heaping tablespoon of food every second day (50% protein, 50% veg). I have to dig her up normally, and I put her...
  11. Turtmum

    Feeding a Young Boxie

    Hi everyone, I'm a new turtle mom and although my husband and I have done a lot of research, now that we have a turtle we have a few questions. Just as an introduction, this is Clementine. We were told she is a three toed boxie (even though she has four back claws and I have my doubts) and her...
  12. 1hotAZmimi

    I swear, I haven't seen this question asked anywhere!

    I have a 25 year old (140 pounds) healthy male sulcata, rescued him from being released in the desert about a month ago. He's pretty chill, loves eating dark leafy greens, carrots, cactus flowers and all the grass he can eat. He comes right up to me from wherever he is in the yard when he sees...
  13. Rawr!! So hungry!!

    Rawr!! So hungry!!

  14. P

    How long can a redfoot go without eating?

    it’s been at least 3 days now and all she does is burrows. We’ve finally i think gotten the heat/humidity right, but she doesn’t seem to want to go back to eating.
  15. Swetortoise

    Help! Tortoise displaying weird behaviour post-hibernation.

    Hello everyone, I would very much appreciate responses on this thread as I'm getting very concerned for my tortoise at this point. I own a Hermanns Tortoise who's about 15 years old and yesterday around 3pm, I took him out of hibernation. He sat under the basking light for a good while, I gave...
  16. Michael Naz

    Winter turtle

    so i live in central florida and my florida box turtle has usually been underground all day with moss atop her, and she hasnt eaten in a while or gone in the water. florida box turtles dont hibernate and she is not, but is it normal for her to not eat in a while through this cold? its been...
  17. C

    Bulk food???

    I’m trying to find decent pellets for my two Sulcatas in bulk so it’s cheaper. (For when I run out of regular fresh stuff.) All I can find is 3lb plastic jars.
  18. luna17

    Baby food for tortoise?

    Hello everyone I was wondering what other people thought about feeding your small tortoise baby food out of a jar. The ingredients on one of them that I have are just two ingredients carrots and water. What do you think?
  19. luna17

    Feeding wrong food?

    Hello everyone I have a young yellow footed tortoise. I'm worried I'm feeding her the wrong things because she is so lightweight. She doesn't eat too much either. I just recently held a redfoot tortoise around the same age as my yellow Foot Tortoise and he was about twice as heavy. Can...
  20. Eemwam

    Marginated baby not eating

    Hi everyone! I am looking for some advice or opinions on our Marginated tortoise baby. My boyfriend and I got Curtis about 2 months ago. He was 2 and a half/3 months at the time. He hasn't been eating well since we got him. When he does eat, he will eat a decent amount (Not a lot). However, he...