1. N

    Florida Red Foot Outside

    Hey y'all! First post on here and im so excited i found this forum. I live in south florida and have a red foot tortoise that we are looking to move outside. I havent had the yard to be able to give him the outside life he deserves so im so excited for him to thrive outside. Im looking for...
  2. WaterBear

    Outdoor Sulcata Enclosure in N Florida

    Hi! After searching and reading, I'm hoping to get some specific advice. Any input would be greatly appreciated. My son has a 4 year old Sulcata that has gotten way too big for his indoor home. Now that it's warming up again, we want to get him settled outside. We are in north Florida, just...
  3. E

    Giving away my Sulcata tortoise

    I had my sulcata tortoise since 2016. I unfortunately had bad life changes and unable to meet my tortoise needs. He is very active and friendly. I would love to know if there is anyone willing to adapt my tortoise and continue to take good care of him. I currently live in Florida. If you are out...
  4. B

    Red Foot Needing Adoption

    A family member of mine (In central Florida) is not able to properly care for their red foot tortoise (male, around 7 yrs of age) and is looking for a good new home. Do you have advice where we can rehome him?
  5. B

    Urgently Re-homing 3 aquatic turtles

    Hi, everyone! I'm reaching out on behalf of my family, due to unfortunate recent circumstances, the care of our turtles has become too extensive for us to keep up with. They've been with us since they were hatchlings for the last 13 years and we love them dearly, but they're in need of a new...
  6. R

    tortoise-friendly landlord in N. Central FL?

    Hello, This feels like a long shot but are there any landlords in here near the Gainesville, FL (Alachua County) area who would rent to a sulcata owner? Unfortunately I've just separated from my partner and need to move out. Thank you for your time in reading, and please, send me a private...
  7. C

    Looking for somebody to take in my 2 year old male Sulcata!

    Hi! I have a young male Sulcata that is looking for a new home. I got him almost 2 years ago as a birthday gift because I always wanted a tortoise. At the time, I had a house with a large fenced in yard but at the beginning of COVID I obviously lost my job and had to move. I no longer have a...
  8. V

    Diatomaceous earth, sulcata and red ants

    Hi all, I need some advice regarding red ants. My sulcata is going to Florida in a month and the area has red ants. We are planning his setup (outdoors) but need some advice on the safety of diatomaceous earth and sulcatas living on top of it. Can I mix the de with soil and put hay down on...
  9. MadeyK

    Traveling by car

    I have a Hermans hatchling, in 6 months we are going down to Florida for a week from Wisconsin, its about an 18 hour drive. I dont really trust anyone here to take care of him while im gone, do you think its possible I can travel with him? We will be driving through the night and only stop for...
  10. laciem23

    weed id

    Can anyone help me id these weeds I found in my backyard today? I live in south Florida for reference. #1 #2 #3 #4 thank you!
  11. laciem23

    is this spurge?

    Are both of these (the small more round leaves and the bigger, more fuzzy leaves) spurge?
  12. laciem23


    My four month old sulcatas LOVE spurge. Whenever we go outside it is the first thing they go for, but I’m very hesitant to feed it to them. I live in south Florida where there is spotted spurge everywhere and was wondering how safe it was to feed. I see on the tortoise table it says toxic, but I...
  13. laciem23

    weed identification

    Anyone know what kind of weed this is? I live in south Florida.
  14. N

    Signs of pyramiding?

    Breaking my own heart here because this raising came out of nowhere from day to night. He's always had a silly scute (3rd one down from top/bottom). I'm not a fan of this and am literally going to force him to stay moist. Lol he's so spoiled and prefers dry/heat. We live in Florida. He's always...
  15. S


    2 available in Florida. Keeping it simple: they both live outside. 2.5 year old unsexed. Medium size male unknown age and history. I'm looking for that "right" person to come along. Placement is more important than price here.
  16. kirbytherussian

    How hot is too hot for a Russian?

    Hi all, I recently just moved from New Hampshire to sunny Florida. Leo, my 6 year old russian tortoise loved playing outside during the summer in NH. He would spend hours outside if I let him, and would even go on daily walks with me on the sidewalk. So naturally, I thought he would LOVE an...
  17. zimone94

    Looking for a juvi or adult tortoise that needs a home.

    Hi! I am looking for a tortoise that needs a home. As cute as I think hatchlings are I really want to give a home to a tort that needs it. I am in southern/central Florida on the Treasure Coast. I do have a nice sized back yard, and I have areas that can be blocked off for smaller torts.
  18. M

    Russian Tortoise to Rehome in FL

    I'm moving away for grad school soon and need to rehome my Russian tortoise from my parents' house in central Florida. He's an adult male, about 8-10 years old, really lovely and good-natured. If you're interested, you're also welcome to take the lights and wooden structure I currently have him...
  19. Aurum0

    How to keep an adult sulcata indoors?

    Hi there. I have an adult sulcata... 7 years old, and I want to keep him inside. I plan to let him roam the house, specifically the large kitchen or my room. I live in Florida, and what I do with my other turtles/tortoises is let them eat and bask in the sun for a couple hours, then bring them...
  20. R

    Found Sulcata - Gainesville FL

    My neighbor just found a female sulcata in the road in Gainesville, FL If anyone is looking for their missing lady, please give me a call at 907 347 7454 with a description