help and advice

  1. L

    New to tortoise keeping

    I recently acquired a baby sulcata from a friend who rescued it from owners who had no idea how to care for it. The child of the house had left it in the driveway and my friends picked it up right before it wandered into the street. It was a few hours before anyone even wondered where this...
  2. R

    First timer help please

    Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this I know it’s a lot! I will attach photos, please let me know what I can do to improve the quality of life for our newest family member. Any suggestions/advice is welcome :) My family and I recently adopted a baby red foot after building...
  3. R

    First timer advice!

    Hello everyone! I just wanted to start by thanking you for taking the time to read this. Recently my family and I built a 3x5 tortoise table and adopted a baby red footed tortoise. We are using most sphagnum peat moss, mixed with some reptibark for a different texture in some areas. For water we...
  4. H

    Emergency!? (white lump)

    Hi guys something is wrong with my russian tortoise. Today I looked at her tale and she had this lump and something white trying to come out! I thought it was an egg at first. After helping her take it out, we noticed it wasn’t an egg but poop. We’re worried because one of her back legs is...
  5. Jade8088

    Hello everyone!

    Hey guys I’m a newbie to keeping torts and also to this forum. I am looking for general advice as I am reading mixed reviews. I’ve recently got myself a hermanns, Terry! 👀😂 He is 2 years old. He is very mischievous and active. The last couple of says he’s been climbing on top of his hide and...
  6. M

    Help my picky eater.

    I feel like I constantly post about my Russian tourtise. I spoil the crap out of him, and in turn he really walks all over me. At first I thought his issues with food were something internal or just wrong. He stopped eating all forms of lettuce, or anything leafy, and would only eat squash...
  7. TortyMomma

    🅿︎🅻🅴🅰︎🆂🅴 🅷🅴🅻🅿︎ advice (small for age)

    I am so upset. In September, I adopted a baby sulcata and my bffs parents adopted two babies. One passed away early on but I just thought it got sick or was failure to thrive. I haven’t seen their other one because whenever I went over they had it in the back room. Meanwhile, mine has gotten...
  8. Jason427

    I rescued a tortoise but I'm a first timer.

    Hello, I've been wanting a tortoise for a long time and did extensive research before obtaining this rescue. I got her from a friend who didn't want to look after her and was stuck in a shed so I've gave her a new home, but I need help!! She has been injured before and rewelded by the vet but my...
  9. J

    HELP (swollen eyes)

    Hi I have a 9 month old ornate box turtle. I’ve had it for a month (give or take) now and so far it’s gone quite well up until about a week ago. I noticed he was CONSTANTLY keeping his eyes closed and sleeping and burying himself. I called the vet to make sure all is well and they suggested I...
  10. 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...
  11. T

    Advice desperately needed

    Hey friends 😊 I'm just not sure what to do. Me and my son have to leave for a few days and I am not able to bring my babies with me. What do you all do when you leave for a couple days? Can you advise me on with help and without (for future reference). I just want like a good guideline to tell...
  12. C

    Set up for a Rescued Russian

    Hello all Tortoise lovers! I am in need of help and guidance.... Recently, I went to a local, reputable, reptile pet shop, to buy a baby (1 year old) Tortoise. As my sister did 3 years ago, and her little Russian Tort (Cinders) is ace. When I got there I was introduced to an adult male who had...
  13. R

    WHAT AGE. HELP.

    Hi! Just rescued this Russian tortoise and I can’t seem to identify if it’s a male/female as well as the age?? The place I rescued it from said it was about 2 years old... but the tortoise seems way older and bigger. Any help on the sex and age of this little one?
  14. alex_freedie

    Help! (tortoise may have eaten a necklace chain)

    I’m unsure but I think my Sulcata has eaten my necklace chain. I was sunbathing in the garden with my tortoise and my necklace got caught on my hair so I took it off and placed it on my book on the ground. My daughter then called me so I went to see her, came out no more than a couple of minutes...
  15. Torta21

    (New Owner) Help, is this set up good for my baby Sulcata baby!

    His enclosure is fry wood and the dimensions are 38inch (L) x 24inch (W). His temperature is always around 80+ and his humidity in his closed chamber is usually around 70-80%, I use coconut coir mixed with Orchard bark. I live in SoCal, around the inland empire valley so it’s usually not lower...
  16. J

    Help!! Questions!!

    Hi! I am a very new tortoise owner. I just got an ornate box turtle of 8 to 9 months old. So far it’s been good but for the past day he hasn’t moved but he is alive cause I check on him every so often under his wood cover and he looks around when it gets lifted. Yesterday he was active and...
  17. A

    Help!!! (won't come out of hiding)

    it’s been three weeks now and my juvenile redfoot will not come out of hiding. She will only eat when i set her in front of her food and she will only soak when i put her in the water. if you refer to my last post, i am certain and have done extensive research to ensure i’m doing everything...
  18. G

    Russian Tortoise

    I just brought a Russian tortoise home. It's only been a been day and a half, all he does is sit in the corner in his hide. But I know he needs time to adapt. He came up for a bit ate and went back. I do have a question about what exactly I should feed him and what brand of supplement I should...
  19. T

    Sulcata laid eggs

    Hello! My sulcata just laid eggs in the front garden, I would like to get an incubator. Could someone help me out with a guide? I looked for informarion in the forums but I couldnt find much for starting to incubate. I will continue to search but if someone could link a guide or could guide me I...
  20. The Anonymous Fander

    Waiting before putting my turtle back in her setup?

    So I've been upgrading my eastern box turtles setup to a bioactive setup and I've heard that you have to wait 2 weeks to a month to put your reptile back in, is there any danger to putting my boxie in early? I don't have any plants added btw, so that might affect things? Idk, any help would be...
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