1. M

    New to the Tortoise world

    Good Morning everyone, I am new to this and only want the best for my little tort Milwaukee. We have had him for almost about a month and bought it from a tortoise breeder up in West Palm Beach. We originally bought him a tortoise house, but within a week and a half we learned that was not the...
  2. R

    Dented shell

    This baby has a dent on its side. It seems fine otherwise, and the egg was perfectly round. Just wondering if anyone has an idea what could cause this?
  3. ernz

    Abnormal growth lines?

    Hello, One of my babies seems to be growing abnormally. This all happened within the last month. She gained 11 grams this month. She lives with one sibling who gained 12 grams this month and does does not have the same problem. She is 4 months old. As far as I know the heat&humidity is correct...
  4. marbalboy

    Really unsure of health

    I had to emergency rescue this tort from an awful living condition arrangement, but as a new tort owner….yeah. I do not think this hatchling looks healthy. What is wrong with it ? The shell…. It is behaving fairly normally, is very curious, and eats a little (although mostly from my hand)...
  5. Radnoisseur

    My first attempt at hatching Sulcata eggs :) So excited!!!

    Hi all, Shortly after I acquired 3 beautiful Sri Lankan Star hatchlings, one of my young female Sulcata decided to lay. This is her first clutch. Honestly didn't know how long they were laid for but its been mid 70's (at most) outside for the past 2-3 weeks in San Diego so even if it was that...
  6. A

    Radiata hatchling worried about Bottom shell

    Hello, I have 2 radiated hatchlings approx 6-9months old and one of them shows weird coloring on bottom shell like it would be whiting out/losing black pigment, not sure how to explain better but have attached photo of both to see the difference, they are kept at same enclosure together. Could...
  7. Jayme_3

    Am I feeding my sulcata hatchling enough?

    The photos I’ve attached are from yesterday. The first was around 9am the second around 6:30pm. And the third photo is for size reference. I did give him another big dandelion leaf after the second photo that he ate most of but there was a little leftover this morning. Should I be offering more...
  8. Bo's Mom & Dad

    Any tortoise keepers in Vancouver, BC?

    Hello all, I am looking for a friend to set up a playdate for my little tort. Haven't had any luck finding a tortoise keeper in the Vancouver BC area, but I'm hoping I may find some luck on here. I would very much like for my little guy to meet other tortoises since he has not done so yet...
  9. C

    Looking to Buy Russian Tortoise Hatchling

    I am interested in buying a Russian Tortoise Hatchling, preferably male, please contact me if you are a breeder and have any Russian Tortoise Hatchlings for sale. ... Email: [email protected] Text or Call: (248) 770-2132
  10. S

    Hello there!

    Meet my new RF hatchling, Taco! I've had him for exactly a week today and he seems to be adjusting well. He surprisingly loves his morning soaks and will stay in them forever, adores mango, and already comes to me and will eat out of my hand ? Thank you to @Southernreptiles for the beautiful baby!
  11. N

    HELP PLEASE (yellow bumps)

    I recently purchased two Sulcata Hatchlings from tortstork. I had them in the same closed chamber they had flukers reptibark as there substrate the temps and humidity was all good. I would take both out for there uvb for an hour each day but I started to recognize one was getting bullied...
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    Just sitting here, watching me human.
  13. lionheartHC

    Sulcata hatchling snack?

    Never realized the place I typically buy my greens has clover sprouts. Would this be alright to include in my hatchlings diet?
  14. feefofum

    Clear bubbles coming out of nostrils

    Hi everyone! I just got a 2-month old marginated tortoise last Wednesday and named him (going with him right now but who knows haha) Houdini. This is my first time raising a tortoise so I did all the research I can beforehand. Also read Chris' care sheet on marginated tortoises and that's...
  15. lionheartHC

    New Sulcata hatchling enclosure!

    I know he won’t be in here for long but I’m quite thrilled with how everything came out!
  16. lionheartHC

    How often do I feed my Sulcata hatchling?

    I now have my enclosure finished! Ambient temps sticking around 85F and humidity is always between 70% and 80%. Side note, he has a humid hide that stays at 100% humidity. Should I shoot for a constant 80% in the entire enclosure at all times or will 70% suffice? My question is how often should...
  17. BHiLL

    Hi! New Eastern Hermann's Tortoise Owner

    Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I live in Los Angeles. I recently became an owner/proud parent of an Eastern Hermann's Hatchling, Tortilla! He (maybe a he?) has been getting daily soaks, has a great appetite, gets some sun during lunch, burrows down for long sleeps, and already enjoys us...
  18. N

    Western Hermanns Hatchling Advice

    Hi!! I am getting a beautiful western hermann in the next week. She is my dream tortoise, I at first ending up buying a zoo med tortoise house, but I have noticed the benefits of a closed chamber enclosure. I am wanting the best care of my little one, I do want to make sure her lighting is...
  19. Domm

    Enclosure Check, Substrate Turning Black?

    Hello, I have had an Eastern Hermanns Hatchling for about a week now, he is only a little over a month old. I am keeping his enclosure damp for humidity and it never drops below 65% the temp is usually 80-90 during the day and around 73F at night. I noticed pieces of the substrate are turning...
  20. CliffordtheredfootTORT

    Redfoot Hatchling temps

    Hey everyone I have another question for you guys about temps. So I set up a 40 gallon breeder for my hatchling I closed the top of it so it’s basically a closed chamber now should I have a cold and a hot side or should I just keep the whole tank at one temp right now the humidity is at around...