1. R

    Is it ok to take baby Hermanns tortoise into the garden?

    Hello, I recently purchased a baby Hermanns tortoise and I was wondering whether it's ok for me to take him into the garden because the weather is good at the moment. I understand that I have to be extremely careful to not lose him, as tortoises can run, but other than that is it ok? I have not...
  2. AgataP

    When you get a seedling and you decide to plant it

    I have seen many posts on enclosure plants, on what is safe for a tort and so on. I went to HD and I got some kale seedlings last week. First of all I some them for some time to loosen up the roots and second of all.... soaking allows me to remove pretty much most of all the styrofoam (guess...
  3. T

    Feedback on enclosure for new tortoise

    Hi All, New member... wanted to say "Hi". I've found the discussions and advice on this forum really helpful so thank you all! We recently acquired a 3 year old marginated tortoise who currently lives in a table indoors, and I'm preparing an outdoor enclosure for when the weather improves in...
  4. Maggy

    Where to buy in Utah?

    I have a Hermanns tortoise and I am trying to give him a better diet. I am in the Sandy/Salt Lake City area and am wondering if anyone knows of a local place that I can get him grown food from? I want to use grocery stores as little as I can but I'm just not sure where else to go that won't have...
  5. tort_us

    Ate miracle gro potting mix

    I turned around for two seconds to weed a plant and found my 3-year-old Russian tortoise eating miracle gro potting mix. He took between one and three bites of dirt and may or may not have eaten perlite pellet(s). I’m really worried but it doesn’t have any sort of insecticide or weed killer—...
  6. J

    HELP! i've lost my hermann tortoise

    We left our 3 year old hermann tortoise in his run with his companion and we didn't realise there was a small hole in the run luckily only he got out but we have searched the garden a far few times and we have also checked the neighbours garden a few times too and so far no luck we have also...
  7. A

    Weeds growing in a garden shared by dogs, is it safe?

    This is my first time posting so please bear with me. I have weeds growing naturally around my garden that I would love to give to my torts however I have 3 dogs that use the garden for their business... Is it safe to feed the weeds to the torts? (The ones that are not toxic obviously) Also...
  8. KatJ

    Garden for a tort?

    Hello! I’d like to grow a garden for my sulcata who lives outdoors year round. Was thinking of hardy hibiscus, mulberry, a few greens, prickly pears, hays and grasses, nettles, okay wildflowers, sedum, etc. Has anyone tried this and is there any way to make it more or less self-sustaining while...
  9. SheldonsKeeper

    Garden or Enclosure?

    Hello All, Hoping somebody might be able to give me advise for my Sheldon :tort: Only discovered him about a month or so, so still trying to work out what is best for the little guy! I was building a makeshift run that was roughly 6x3 out in the garden for him on a daily basis (just had new...
  10. April Showers Bring May Flowers...and tortoisesL

    April Showers Bring May Flowers...and tortoisesL

  11. P


    Apologies in advance if this is a question that has been done to death! I live in the UK and my garden is quite lush. I'm setting up an outdoor enclosure for my year old Russian so he can catch the sun in the warmer months and get some grazing on the go. My question is, should I be worried...