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  1. SuperReggie64

    Temperature

    Hello I just wanted to ask what temperature is not okay outside for my Russian tortoise. My tortoise lives inside but he trys to climb out a lot so I built a big outdoor enclosure for him to play in. He spends an hour outside a day. Sometimes 2. I worry about heat out there which is why I don't...
  2. M

    Please help! Squeking and poping while breathing??

    Hi my tortoise is called Sheldon, he is such a healthy boi but today I noticed him making these noises? I'll attach a video if I can . I'm booking him into the vet but I need to know if it can wait until next Thursday because if all appointments are booked tommorow the tortoise specialist wont...
  3. I

    Worms in tortoise poop

    Hello! Today I found a worm in my tortoises poop, which I noticed after he was hesitant to eat this morning. The soonest I was able to get in to the vet was Friday, and I am just wondering what should I be doing until then/ is that too long for my tortoise to wait? I am scared to self treat...
  4. D

    Unusual scab/bump on side of head

    Hello! First time poster, and pretty recent tortoise owner. We've had our red foot tortoise for about a month and half, about 9 months old all together. Today we noticed an unusual blister looking bump on the side of his head. I'm worried it could be ear abscess. Am I being too overly worried...
  5. R

    Tortoise Exercising

    Hello fellow tortoises! I have a 14 year old “daughter” Russian Tortoise, and I was wondering how much exercise she needs. Any ideas?
  6. R

    Help! (Peeling on plastron)

    I have a young red footed tortoise that is approximately 3 months or so old. He’s roughly the size of a golf ball. When I got him I noticed these little skin like flaps on his belly but was told that it was normal from when he hatched. Can anyone tell me if there is anything I should do about...
  7. W

    What is this?

    Hi! We are new to the forum, but I used this site to help me research and get ready for my tortoise. My mom got me a russian back in March. She has been healthy and perfect since I brought her home. We were told she was a female, however I am starting to wonder otherwise. For the past week, when...
  8. A

    Russian Tort Not Sleeping/Eating in Middle of Summer

    Good afternoon all, Earlier this year (back in March), I noticed that my sweet 22-year-old male Russian tortoise had swelled up with edema and was taken to the vet the next day. After an X-ray and fecal float, it was determined that all was well although he had two strains of parasites. I can't...
  9. T

    Possible Prolapse of Penis, Urgent Help (Sulcata Tortoise)

    Today when I went in my backyard to check on him, I noticed a poop mostly comprised of pits and some wet stool in between them. It was not long after I saw him standing on his penis but keeping it out for longer than usual, then trying to pull it back in but the tip of his penis was still...
  10. Shirley's Uncle

    Shirley in not acting like herself...

    Shirley and I joined the forum in mid-April. Our introduction was here: https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/say-hello-to-shirley.181341/ if you want to review our background. Shirley has not been herself lately. She usually spends her days roaming around the backyard or climbing through her...
  11. iAmCentrochelys sulcata

    Tortoises Health/Pyramiding Update

    I made this thread for me/other be updating on my tortoises Current state, including health,Pyramiding, and current physical state. Hope you join and provide any information that helps me acknowledge their health being. Pointing out if any of tortoises is displaying any Pyramiding or health...
  12. D

    Please help me (neurological???)

    hello everyone. I have a 10ish year old yellow bellied slider and lately it started acting weirdly. A few days ago (a week maybe? I'm bad with timing) I put an earphone piece in front of his face (it was in the lowest volume) just so I could see how he'd react to music and then he leaned over...
  13. P

    NEED HELP. (loose skin)

    there is a small skin by my tortoise eye and it’s like hanging off is this a major concern plzz help
  14. Texas Scott

    Proud new keeper 😀😄

    Today I was fortunate enough to purchase two Radiated babies from Jay Russo.
  15. zbarry

    Help idk whats wrong.

    Hi I'm hoping someone can help me with this cause I have no ideal what it is and its worrying me. I just noticed this like weird scab/excess skin on just the left side of my ornate wood turtles face. I tried getting some of it off with a q tip and it looks like skin to me but I'm not sure why...
  16. A

    Help! Lump under my baby sulcata throat!!

    Hello! I am new here, but I wanted your guys' opinion on my African Sulcata tortoise. So apparently I discovered that whenever my tortoise breathes, his throat gets big. Like a frog, but everything sucks back in once he's done inhaling. Is this normal? I got him from a sketchy reptile store...
  17. C

    Need advice/help withba sulcata

    I noticed today one of my Sulcatas thats very solitary and grunoy it seems, nit as active as my other sulcata that he lives with, hes always chilling by his self digged in or sleeping, the ither is always active and moving and aware as the other isn’t buthe seems fine and healthy. He gets active...
  18. KhairulTort

    Young Sulcata with Worms (Intestinal Parasites)

    During my daily soaking I noticed that after an initially normal defecation My young aprox. 10 month old sulcata expelled a whole bunch of what looks to me to be intestinal worms. Clear information on treating this issue doesn’t seem to be very available and unfortunately I am not able to visit...
  19. 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.
  20. R

    Softer bottom of shell

    Hi everyone! I had just recently adopted a baby Greek tortoise hatching that is around 8 weeks old, weighing in at 34grams and 1.2oz. I keep his temps normal, give him plenty of sunshine, as well as plenty of calcium in his food! He poops everyday and gets warm water soaks every morning. I...
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