health

  1. H

    Is my tortoise sick?

    My tortoise keeps on making these weird grunting/whistling noises that I can only describe as a super short exhale. He is eating and pooping normally, is active, doesn't have nasal discharge nor is his nose blocked (from what I can see from 10cm away from his face). He only seems to make this...
  2. V

    My Horsfield is uncharacteristically lethargic

    Hi, this is my first post here after lurking for years. I need an opinion on whether or not this is an emergency for my tortoise. The earliest exotic vet appointment is August 5th so I don't know if I should wait or not for his check-up. I moved a little over a month ago and my Horsfield...
  3. Scollins17

    Torotoise Shell Health

    Hi everyone I'm pretty new to the forum and have a yearling marginated tortoise that I got as a hatchling last August. He seems very active and healthy, but I'm curious what you all think about how his shell is coming along and if you guys see any signs of pyramidding? I would like to hear...
  4. JhinTheTortoise

    He rarely eats

    I’m a new tortoise owner, I only have had him for two days and I haven’t seen him poo or pee. He looks perfectly healthy, but when I put food into his enclosure he doesn’t go eat it. Unless I let him go outside my garden he eats the weeds and has a jolly time.
  5. Scollins17

    Tortoise Yearling Outdoor

    Hi everyone. I have a yearling Marginated tortoise that I got August 2020 when it was a hatchling. I did a lot of research before acquiring him and believe I've built a very good temporary indoor encloser for him(until it's big enough to live outside). Seems very healthy and active. For the...
  6. B

    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! So...my question to you guys is...
  7. randy1738

    White spots on shell

    Hello everyone! I recently adopted a 3 year old red eared slider. I noticed she had some small white spots on her shell about a month ago. I started giving her more time outside of the tank and they seemed to start going away. Although, one of the spots on her shell has gotten huge in a very...
  8. B

    She looks healthy but has big ridges

    She's about 10 years old and has been inside till about a month ago. I feed her the tropical grass pellets 3 days then a bowl of mixed greens and back to 2 or 3 days of pellets. She's had a UV light off and on her whole life. I'm just wondering if I should be worried about her ridges. I can't...
  9. M

    Is my Russian tortoise healthy?

    Hi there, I live in missouri, and I plan on taking my tortoise to the vet here soon for a regular check up. She is my first tortoise, and I’ve had her for a long while. Around 8 years now. I’m unsure if I’ve been taking care of her properly since I got her at a rather young age and just took...
  10. E

    Egg tooth still after 6 months?

    Me and my brother bought a 6 month old 3 inch leopard tortoise a few days ago from a breeder. We are committed to looking after him, we have plans for his enclosure for years to come, and we have researched his needs and are following guidance from this forum, but I still find myself worrying...
  11. L

    He wont eat!!

    (species- forest hinge back)hello, i just got my first ever tortoise a few days ago, he came form a farm and was caught, the farmer said he eats ugbono fruit, but there was a small problem, I fed him a varied diet of cucumbers,cabbage,apples and bannanas but he wont even eat it,my mom even gave...
  12. T

    Blood found on Sulcata tortoise’s poop. Only in a small amount.

    This is the first time I have seen noticeable, what looks to be like, blood on my tortoise’s poop. My tortoise is about 8-9 years old and has been doing fine recently, he has been acting normal and I think pretty healthy. It has only been today that I saw his poop about 40 minutes ago from...
  13. D

    Baby Sulcata Left Eye Problem

    Hey all! Just got a baby sulcata last Sunday. I took him out in our garden to graze on some grass this morning. He was energetic and loved walking around the place. Now, I noticed that it's left eye is not opening up as well as the right eye after it took a nap. Sometimes the right eye is...
  14. O

    Weird lumps in eyes??

    I noticed this morning that Dash has these 2 grey lumps in his eyes that disappear for a few seconds when he blinks. Is this just sleep like with humans or could it be something else? I can't get them out because he keeps blinking when i try to. His eyes aren't swollen and it doesnt seem to be...
  15. B

    Edge of Shell Flaring/Fringing/Turning Upwards

    Hi there! I'm looking for some experienced opinions. Attached are some pictures of my little Hermanns (please excuse the calcidust on her bottom, she's been roaming) - I'm a little worried as I've noticed the edge of the back of her shell is slightly flared/turned upwards (she's around a year...
  16. F

    Shedding or Shell Rot??

    Hi all. My turtle is about 7 months old and 4 inches big. She's growing pretty quickly, but I noticed this on her stomach. I'm not sure if it's shell rot or her growing. Can someone give me advice? I think I'm going to take her to the vet if it doesn't go away in a week, but I wanted to get...
  17. H

    Tortoise Scream, Help.

    Hi guys, I’m a new tortoise owner (Red foot tortoise) I have had him for about 3 weeks. The last two days when I have been soaking him he screams a few times. But I haven’t heard him when he doesn’t soak. He always poops when he soaks (warm water). I’m wandering if he is slightly constipated...
  18. Vicariouslychow

    Clogged nostril

    Hello All, When I checked on my tortoise this afternoon, it looks like his left nostril is plugged up with coco coir. Is this cause for concern and is there anything I can do to help him remove it? See photo for reference... It doesn't seem to bother him but I currently just have him soaking...
  19. 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...
  20. No1much

    Russian tortoise white blood cell count low so needs ct scan?

    Hey guys. My russian tortoise has been unwell for a few weeks. I took him to the vet 2 weeks ago and they said he might have an infection and gave me oral baytril. I've had mixed success getting him to eat it but he started to improve. This week he's been very sluggish in the mornings but perks...
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