health care

  1. P

    Tortoise rubbing eyes

    Hey guys I've got a inidan star tortoise hatchling 6 days ago , he is currently showing signs of respiratory infection so I'm currently treating him by soaking him in low conc veterinary tetracycline hydrochloride Ive also got a uvb bulb , I have noticed he seems to rub his eyes a lot , his...
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    Post-blockage care

    My Female Hermanns tortoise FINALLY passed a blockage that we've been managing for weeks! We are relieved, but the vet warned us that we may still not be out of the woods - depending on whether or not the blockage did any harm to her intestines. She is on antibiotics for another week at least...
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    Hermanns Tortoise Impacted - now has protrusion under tail

    We've been managing our impacted hermanns tortoise for going on 2 weeks now. She finally urinated starting 2 days ago, but yesterday we noticed this protrusion under her tail. We've been soaking her frequently and she has a follow up appointment at the vet tomorrow - but what is this and is...
  4. trey329

    My tortoises right eye looks strange

    Hi, my sulcata tortoise, 6 month old, has an odd right eye which I noticed today. His both eyes were fine when I checked him up last month. Anyone knows what the problem is? His left eye looks normal.
  5. yay14

    Tortoise Healthy?

    Hi everybody i have a 1 year 1 month old Hermanns tortoise i just wanted to go thru and see if you think hes healthy or not. When i first got him in may 2020 when he was 5 months there were a lot of problems with my care, it was to dry, the light was poorly setup so not all the uv from the light...
  6. yay14

    Is he getting enough UV

    Hi everyone i was wondering if my one year old hermann tortoise is getting enough UV. I now this is hard to say without a UV meter but i am gonna go ahead and aks anyway. He has a 50 watt solar raptor spot Metal halide/ H.I.D lamp that is suspended 22 inches above the enclosure recomended...
  7. ashleymiller28

    Baby sulcata lethargic and barely eating

    Hello, I am extremely worried while typing this. The past few days my 9month old sulcata tortoise has been extremely lethargic when she is usually very active and eating twice a day. I have only been able to get her to take a few bites of pure pumpkin but nothing more each day. Basking temps are...
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    Nose Clogged on Baby Sulcata

    Hi everyone I like some advice on my baby Sulcata BBY Yolli . I got him 17 days ago from a pest store in East LA. My housemate got one too, hers seems to be a little older as it is still a baby but much bigger. I notice in the past 4 day that BBY Yolli would make squeaking noises during soaking...
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    Gimme that and gimme it right now!
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    Vitamins day. I tried to eat the spoon together with my cactus.
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    Hermann’s tortoise eye problem

    Hey everyone , so I have a one year old Hermanns tortoise who may be having trouble with one eye. Her right eye seems to be fine as you can see from the second and third pics , but her left eye has a white border around it and when she blinks it looks kind of painful the 4th image shows exactly...
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    My Sulcata Tortoise is malnourished(not by me)

    I got about a 5 year old Sulcata tortoise and it is only about 8 inches long and only a couple pounds. I have been feeding her and she has snapped out of a sort of hibernation mode within the last couple weeks and gotten a bit bigger, but I’m wondering if she will ever get to the size she should...
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    Tortoise Shell Healthy?

    Hey, all. Been taking care of my tortoise for a year now. Was wondering if you could let me know if Chaurli’s shell is healthy or anything? I’d like to get some feedback on this. Notable spots include that small chip at the left side of his shell. I’m hoping it’s not early signs of shell rot...
  14. Seth Heitzenrater

    Is Code 3 ok? Look at his eyes.

    We are in Santa Cruz, ca near the coast. His eye has a layer of stuff around it. Any implications or things to watch out for?
  15. Isolde

    My tortoise has a problem with her mouth

    My tortoise has a lu Iittle gap on her mouth, she is eating normally but I don’t know what it is.
  16. Redeared_Kingking

    HELP! Turtle head twitching!!! :(

    Hello everyone, this is my first time seeking help from forum. My red eared turtle has been found her head twitching these days, with the paws scratching her eyes. She has normal and clear eyes, stable and unchanged eating diet norm. What can I do to help?? Tysm!!!!
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    My dad gave my russian a piece of pineapple earlier today (I wasn't around otherwise it wouldn't happen). I know some fruits are ok as a rare treat but I can't find anything on pineapple. Will my tort be ok? Do you think this requires a trip to the vet or is there anything I can give him to help?
  18. Kittychu

    Sulcata Brumating? Or just not eating?

    I have a 12 year old Male Sulcata I've raised from a baby. This November, I moved out from a stressful living situation. My new room is an attic room, and its typically colder in the winter than the last couple places I've lived. Since we moved, my tortoise has not been eating. It's been a month...
  19. Lisa Marie

    New To group! Help Desert Tortoise has pink-reddish Marks on Shell

    Help! My Jackie was stuck in his Burrow. I think it collapsed around him. After Middle of March I got very worried he still had not come out! And when I looked in his burrow it was filled with Dirt where a tunnel use to be. I couldn’t get a shovel in there So for a few days I dug out the dirt...
  20. Shaztorts

    Hello! First time owner with Hermann's Hatchlings :)

    Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I have become the owner of 2 Hermann's tortoises for a month now. Lucky and Mbappe are 6 months old captive born-and-bred tortoises from Hungry but now live with us in England. This is the first time I own tortoises and I just want to do my very best at...