1. N

    Update on my little Sully

    I have him for about 6 months already. I'm not sure what is his age when he arrived. Here I'll post a picture of him when he first arrive and him now! I was wondering if his growth is usual or he is growing a tad bit slow. His substrate are a mixture of soil, sand, and coco coir about 2" high...
  2. C

    Any help is appreciated... Thank you in advance!

    Hello everyone, I am writing this post as I have recently rescued a snow leopard tortoise, I had noticed a guy had one up for sale on kijiji and the condition of him looked horrible so I picked him up the same day and immediately took him to the vet. I named him Jambo. Jambo is two years old...
  3. marty.ial

    Aldabra Growth

    Hello! I’m new to the forum! I brought home an Aldabra two months ago and I’ve noticed some indentation along its sides-costal scutes. The rest of his growth appears smooth. Has anyone experienced this? Or might know the cause? Thanks. Diet consists of Mazuri tortoise chow and spring mix...
  4. J

    Yearling Sulcata not growing

    I acquired a sulcata tortoise approximately 7 months ago which if the age previous owner gave me is correct puts him/her being almost 1.5 yrs old. Its very active, incredible appetite, gets soaked at least 2 times a week. But TINY! I work for an exotic pet store and we get hatchlings in almost...
  5. AJPotato

    Leopard Tort Weight

    First off, thank you to everyone who posts on here... as a new tort owner this forum has answered a lot of questions and eased a lot of worries :D But this is my first actual post as I need specific advice lol. Just over a month ago I got my 9 month old Leopard tortoise, Butters, weighing in at...
  6. T

    White on rim of shell (cherry head red-foot)

    Our baby cherry head red-foot tortoise is developing this whiteness on the bottom rim of her shell & it’s now on her belly. Any ideas what it could be? The internet has said anything from simple signs of shell growth to shell rot & we just want to make sure we’re leaving it alone if it’s nothing...
  7. 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! question to you guys is...
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    For comparison: Day 1 and today - Herbie is 7 months. Keep growing little one.
  9. baileypete

    Leapard Tortoise Weight Update!

    EDIT: Pictures got mixed up while uploading, so they're not in order. I posted about my leapard tortoises weight awhile ago wanting to know if he looked healthy, and if it seemed like he was on the right track in his growth. I mainly just wanted to know since I got Victor (my leapard) from...
  10. Z

    Uneven tortoise shell growth

    Hi I’m slightly worried about my 5 year olds Russian tortoises shell growth. I noticed recently on one side it appears to have a larger gap between scutes. Is this normal ? if not what should I do. thanks
  11. F

    Odd tortoise situation

    Hello, I have had a few issues with my tortoise and I am unsure how best to go forward. (he is about 3 and a half years old and is a Hermans tortoise. At the start of 2018 he was 37g but now we are at 706g. Gender is still unknown.) I got him a few years ago not long after he had been hatched...
  12. Aerdna1202

    Is my Greek tortoise growing too quickly?

    Hi everyone, I’m worried that my tortoise may be growing too fast and I want to ask what I may be doing wrong. I log his weight every week or so. When I got him back in August he was 0.9 ounces. I give him a variety of greens (dandelion greens, radicchio, endive, escarole, & occasionally butter...
  13. K

    Help identifying possible infection on iguana tail

    Hi guys I am just looking for some experts who might be able to tell me what could be going on with this iguana's tail? Seen at a pet store.
  14. awt1997

    January 4, 2020 vs. October 18, 2020

    male eastern hermann's tortoise
  15. E

    Can poor care stunt the growth of a Russian tortoise?

    Hi! I have a Russian tortoise named Hermes. Hermie was kept with a group of torts and kinda suffered for it, he was calcium deficient to the point of severe weakness in he back legs along with a few other things. He’s been home almost 6 months and has since been doing really well! He’s just...
  16. Isabel Casiño

    No growth for 8 months???

    I’ve had King for 8 months. I had him in a 60 gallon enclosure, and kept heat and humidity under control. For the past eight months I don’t see any growth or weight gain... I’ve always fed him a handful of food but he never finished it. I’m worried if I’m doing something wrong..? He always had a...
  17. J

    Is 25 lbs stunted?

    My sulcata is 6 years old and he only weights a little over 25 lbs as of a month ago. Is that too small for a male sulcata that is six? I always see other sulcatas his age and they’re much larger in size. Ever since I have had my sulcata, he always barely grazed on grass and I think that has...
  18. C

    4 years old Indian star growth

    Hi I'm new to this site, just joined as wanted to know about my four year old Indian star. I weight it every month and it usually put on 3 grams each time. Has done for the past 3 years and currently weighs 87g following a drop of 5g during last month. Last year there was also a drop of 5g in...
  19. yusufning

    Radiated Tortoise Pyramiding

    Hi Everyone, Recently, a friend of mine gave me this radiated tortoise. It is a male and the size is 29cm. I know that males can grow up to 40cm. So is there any possibility that the pyramiding will get better (smooth out) overtime?
  20. X

    Growth on nictitating membrane on red footed

    Hi everyone! I have a rescued red footed tortoise, Happiness. I just discovered a growth in what I believe is her nictitating membrane. I hadn't been able to see her in a number of days and her other caretaker human tends to miss things, so I'm not sure when or how it appeared. Initially I...