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  1. Second Hand Tortoise

    Tortoise swollen cloaca

    Hello all, I need advice on this ASAP. I'll start from the beginning. Yesterday, my tortoise Pippi was struggling to defecate. After a few good minutes of straining, she managed to do so. I soaked her in warm water afterwards to make sure it was all out. Today, I fed Pippi and she showed no...
  2. J

    Is it normal for my new sulcata tortoise to not eat?

    I researched this and a few things say it's normal for the first few days. On day 2 she ate a few bites of her food and regularly drinks water. (To add, I keep a thermometer in there to keep track of the temperature in her enclosure while her lamp is on) She also just sleeps all day, which I...
  3. C

    Russian Tortoise shell

    Hello! I’ve had my Russian for about four months now. He was living in a glass enclosure when I got him and was only fed romaine lettuce every other day and didn’t have access to clean water. Well now he has a 4x8 wooden tortoise table, fresh water daily and gets a large variety of different...
  4. T

    Shell Health

    Hi all, Fairly new to tortoise keeping and still getting the ropes. I have had my 2 year old Russian Tortoise for 5 months now and I love keeping him. I was just wondering if anybody is able to advise me on him and his shell. Does he look healthy? I have a mercury vapour bulb on 12-14 hours a...
  5. C

    Please can someone look at my Russian tort:(

    Hey. We’ve had this little girl for a couple months now. She came from a home where they did not know how to care for tortoises. I’ve done all my research, feed her adequately, she’s got a heat lamp, goes outside twice a week and gets soaked. Does her shell look okay? It’s not completely round...
  6. P

    Russian Tortoise Shell

    Hei people, I have a little russian tortoise. She is about one and a half years old I believe. However, I have her for about five months only. I started noticing some strange patterns on her shell, so I am wondering if it is normal or not? First two pictures from when I got her and others two -...
  7. R

    Tortoise not eating / freaking out

    Hi everyone, Rowdy the Russian tortoise is about seven years old now. Everything was fine up until a three days ago when I noticed he started ramming the walls and decor in his enclosure. I thought this was odd so I looked closer and he was walking around with his head sucked in his shell. I...
  8. A

    Greek tortoise - always asleep

    Hello, We have a two year old Greek tortoise who seems be sleeping too much. We’ve had him for a few months and when he first arrived he’d be up for 8-10 hours a day basking under the light for most of it. Having come back from holiday (with friends looking after him) he now only wants to...
  9. E

    Lucy swallowed a screw!

    Hello everyone! I need as much advise and information everyone is willing to provide. This past Saturday, 2/5. I was soaking Lucy and I noticed her breathing was odd. Later that day, i noticed she had watery eyes and mucus running down her nose. I made an appointment with the vet immediately...
  10. S

    Wrinkled bottom shell

    I have had this greek desert tortoise for about 3 years now (got it from a friend who had it for about 10) and do not recall the bottom of his shell being wrinkled like this. The shell does not feel soft and I am unsure if he had it before (keep in mind I do not look at the bottom of his shell...
  11. No1much

    Is cadwells shell okay ?

    Hey everyone I was just handling cadwell (russian male approx 4/5 years old now) and I noticed his shell has alot of dips and crevices. I've noticed it before but never thought much of it but the way the lighting was really exaggerated it. He seems very happy and hes VERY active. When I first...
  12. W

    Got 2 new Red-foot tortoises and they won’t eat or move much

    I recently got 2 red foot tortoises from Turtles and tortoises inc. I’m kind of worried cuz they don’t much or move a lot. I don’t if this is cuz it is a new place and they are still getting use to it. I use a stick on thermometer and gauge from zoomed. The humidity is around 75%. I use a...
  13. C

    Lechuga

    I am a new yellow belly slider owner. Petco gave me a surplus of bad information and I am wondering if any noticeable damage has happened to my turtle. I am also wondering about how old she is.
  14. S

    worried about my tort :(

    Hey guys, i have recently got myself a tortoise and read up so much on them about everything haha He is on a tortoise table and is about 7/8 months old and he isn't really eating as much right now! i do know that when its cold they don't really eat that much in winter anyways and according to...
  15. A

    Runny nose but only in the morning

    Hello fellow tortoise lovers, I am the owner/best friend of a one and a half year old hermanns tortoise named Atlas, that has been having a runny nose for the past week, but the strange thing is that it only happens in the morning for about fifteen minutes and then for the rest of the day he is...
  16. Kristielllen

    Weird leg movement?

    Hello. Does anyone else’s tortoise move it’s legs in and out slightly when they’re just laying down? She’ll be laying with her back legs straight out and slowly pull them in and out. I have a video but I don’t know if I can upload it here.
  17. E

    PLEASE HELP! (Sulcatas with MBD)

    I took 2 Sulcatas in today from an old friend who was looking to give them away. She acknowledged she isn’t able to care for them and they’ve been ignored for quite some time. Since I currently have my own Sulcata, I decided to take them in (temporarily) and see how i can help. When i picked...
  18. T

    Black ring on tortoise

    Hello, i recently noticed a black ring appearing around my tortoise shell I rescued him recently from my home of 15 years and have no idea what this is and I am confused as whether or not it is shell rot or if it is dangerous to him and what to do to treat it if it is please help me identify...
  19. J

    Baby horsefield belly markings

    Hi all Any advice on this topic would be massively appreciated. My baby horsefield (7 months old) has little bumps and what look like scar lines (I’m sure they’re not) on his belly, I’ve popped a picture on the feed, can anyone tell me exactly what they are, and if this is normal?
  20. EllisEditz

    would you guys recommend this for a redfoot tortoise.?

    opinions on this for my 1 year redfooted tortoise... THANKS :) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G8NZI5O/?tag=
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