1. J

    Female Russian behavior

    Hi I have a one female Russian tortoise and a male Russian tortoise living together in a tank. Neither one of the tortoises have shown aggression to each other they have both been very nice to each other no head banging no ramming of their shell no hissing no biting. The only thing here...
  2. W

    3.5 Year Old Sulcata

    Hi everyone, I have a 3.5 yr old/12 in./10+ lb. Sulcata in need of a home. I'm not asking a fee, just that you are experienced and have yard space. I would like to deliver my tortoise to see that he/she will have a good home with outdoor space. For this reason, I need someone in the Southern...
  3. M

    Males or females marginated

    Hi! I have four marginated tortoises and I'm curious about their sex. I'm still in doubt about if they are male or female. The tortoises on the first two pictures are 7 years old, the last two are around 5,5 years old. Can you tell already? I'm thinking two male and two female.
  4. J

    Looking For Adult Female Russian Tortoises

    I've been lurking on this site for a couple years. I have a 10 foot diameter, 2 foot high planted stock tank that I've prepared for tortoises. I'm looking into buying a couple adult female russian tortoises because I may want to get into breeding a few years down the line once I have more...
  5. BuzBuz

    Pausing to think (photo)

    You guys ever catch your Torti in a compromising position? Well now and then I'll walk by or check my camera to see what Heidi is doing. Today I caught this girl stuck in a tight spot. It's funny because you can literally see her pausing to figure out how she's going to maneuver her way out of...
  6. T

    Two Adult Female Leopard Tortoises in Virginia

    Time has come to sell my two leopard tortoises. I am selling them because I am attending University in the Fall. They are currently living in my family's large backyard in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have had both of them since they were hatchlings, purchased from a private breeder in central...
  7. K

    Help my Box turtle

    Hello, I hope you all are having a good day. My box turtle is not active and has not been eating much. Once in a while, he will eat a worm, but that's it. His setup is a large square "pool" with dirt logs some leaves a fern and a water bowl. I've tried berries, but he just does not eat. Any...
  8. T

    Looking For Adult Female Sulcata

    Hey I am looking for an adult female sulcata. I recently had one of my female sulcatas die and I have been looking to get another one. Does anyone know where to get one?
  9. A

    Is Aesop Male or Female?

  10. G

    Designing for Male-Female Enclosure (outdoor)

    Hello! We are redesigning our outdoor enclosure for our 20-30 year old CA desert tortoises. We are making two enclosures, one for the female, one for the male. ideally we would divide the existing long and narrow enclosure into two side by side runs, with one shared solid wall Down the middle...
  11. R

    Shell de-colorization

    This is Ruby, my 15 year old horse-field’s tortoise. She is in good health other than the problem described below. Ruby had a white ring around her shell about a few months ago, and I went to tortoise forums for help. All and each response I got was that this was normal, and would go away at...
  12. Cooksmorrell

    Will he ever stop the aggression???

    I have a male and 3 female Russian tortoise. My male and female we’re fine together for six years but in the past two weeks I’ve added two additional females and ever since he has been super aggressive trying to mate. But he is nonstop biting running from one to the other so I’ve ordered a new...
  13. theo_piron

    My female redfoot laid eggs on the ground but did not buried them

    Hello friends, my female redfoot laid eggs on the ground without burying them, and was doing some "automatic" digging movements near them but not really digging, then she left to take a bath at the "pool", she lives with a male redfoot and they are not fighting. She never did this before...
  14. Alissa Manning

    Elvis & Elsa the marginated tortoises

    Hello my name is Alissa and I have 2 beautiful, 5 year old Marginated Tortoises Elvis and Elsa. Before purchasing them I built my own tortoises table and did intense research so I could be prepared for anything. The only thing I am unable to identify is the difference between Female and Male...
  15. Julia B

    How big will my girl get? (Russian)

    I have a almost 3 year old female Russian tortoise, how big should I expect her to get? If you have a full grown female please post up a picture.
  16. Shadowbunnys

    sulcata housing ideas/ worried about eggs

    so i have an about 6-7 year old sulcata. Im pretty sure she is female and im super worried about her producing eggs and them getting stuck or something. shes curently in a nice pen in my basement with plenty of heat and uvb and this is just for the winter as i live in ohio (she gets a really big...
  17. S

    My Russian Tortoise won't eat or move..

    Hi everyone! I posted a few weeks ago about my Russian Tortoise Nahiri and how she wouldn't eat and was very active, running around her table. Some people suggested that she was trying to lay eggs. Others said she may have parasites. I took her to the vet and she had intestinal parasites and...
  18. Russian Rehab

    Can lots of nutritious food increase clutch size?

    Hello, I have a FERTILE Musk Turtle who has laid 4 clutches so far (about half way through the season ) and 20 eggs in total. my research indicates both her frequency of laying and her clutch size are above average for musk. The breed is super small even as adults. She has also been...
  19. janschlo

    Looking to adopt a small tortoise

    Hi! My names Chloe and I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I am looking for a tortoise to raise and love. I already have one tortoise, his name is Shelldon and he is a Russian Teacup Tortoise. He's about 5 years old and he's starting to get really lonely. He continues to run into the class of his...
  20. jhider

    Help with sexing my two greek spur thighs please

    I'm looking for some advice for sexing my youngest spur thighs . I'm having some troubles with them recently and think it may be due to them being sexed wrong at an earlier age. I've attached photos of their "suspected" sex. They both have a slight concave underside but i'd say the females is...