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  1. SJTort

    Help!! (Trouble Breathing?)

    I just got home from a work trip and my little guy looks bad! Right? Open mouth, labored breathing. Eyes look flat. I’ve had that same person watch him previously, but I would love a confirmation of my suspicion that he is sick please.
  2. R

    I need help with my tortoise’s shell!

    Hello! I am new here, so I hope I am posting this in the right thread. I have a Hermann’s tortoise, which was given to me about ten years ago; her shell hasn’t been in the best condition ( chipping off scutes and discolouration ) for quite some time and I can’t seem to find a specialist in my...
  3. Z

    ? Genitalia or something wrong?

    Hi guys I have 2 tortoises. The tortoise I am writing about today is a 3 year old Spurthighed tortoise who we were told was incubated at temperature to produce girls... Today she did a wee and this thing came out of her that I freaked out about and thought it may be her insides coming out or...
  4. L

    African Side Neck Turtle Will only Eat Live

    Hi everyone! So we just got an African Side Neck Turtle a week ago. We have tried every kind of food under the sun. We even went to pet smart and asked them what diet they feed their turtles. We had the water at 78 (heater). The basking area between 85 and 90. We have a hiding area for him etc...
  5. C

    White dry marks on my Russian tortoise beak

    My Russian tortoise has been sleeping and not eating the past few days, her would walk with his eyes close mind you it’s summer so I did some research online on what could it be and I came to a conclusion that he could of gone to aestivation ( Aestivation refers to the process of dormancy or...
  6. Melodieyy

    Baby Hermans tortoise basking temp

    Hello, I purchased a baby hermanns tortoise this weekend from the reptile convention I went to and I was wondering what her basking temps should be at? I’ve seen so many variations but I want to be sure that I get it right. I’ve seen 90-95 but I’ve also seen 95-100. What should it be? She is...
  7. Bryanna

    Florida box turtle enclosure.

    Hello, I rescued 3 box turtles back in February. I was told they were all ornate box turtles but after feeding them and watching them grow after a couple of months i noticed that all 3 are different from each other. After researching and reading about box turtle breeds, come to find out I have...
  8. Ftme2000

    Black Mark under shell

    Hello everyone Hope you doing great :) Honestly I faced an issue about my Greek tortoise that i wanted to share and get consultation I've had my tortoise about 9 month (found her in front of house) & from the beginning she had a black mark under her shell & i was wondering if that mark is sth to...
  9. R

    Sulcata limping and has red wound on back right leg

    My sulcata started limping like 2 weeks ago.....after a week i started to see red spots on her leg.....she is 1 year old.....and her eating is fine. She mostly eats french beans. The swelling in leg started a week ago. We give her daily 2 soaks. Also she is put regularly under UV basking lamp...
  10. S

    Help, tortoise keeps making a strange quack noise

    Hello so my 5 month old leopard tortoise keeps making sound throughout the day and at first I thought it might be a bit of an infection but he doesn’t sneez, doesn’t have a reduced appotite or bubbles coming out of noise. He makes a clicking sound when eating and seems to open his mouth wide...
  11. D

    Please help

    Around 2 weeks ago, I found this turtle on the side of the road outside my place, took it in and tried taking care of it (It mostly eats cucumbers and kinda refuses to eat many of the things I put in front of it), it usually wanders around and tends to put its face in front of a wall or just...
  12. guttermouse

    What’s wrong with his eye?

    Help please. I recently adopted this big guy and shortly after noticed he was rubbing this eye a lot. At first I decided to watch it and see how it would do over a day or two and it looked as though it was going away. When I was out feeding him a few days ago he was rubbing again, and I noticed...
  13. J

    Minnesota with 2 tortoises

    Hi I'm Jenny. I live in Minnesota and have 2 tortoises. Both were passed on to my family and I by other family. We have Tort the Gopher Tortoise (approximately 85 years old GIVE or take 5 years). And we have Dermarr the Russian Tortoise. He is (Approximately 20 years old give or take 2 years)...
  14. B

    WTB well started Sulcata NJ

    I'm interested in purchasing my first sulcata, I am a new owner but have doing a lot of research, I am interested in buying a well started juvenile. I am looking for suggestions a good breeder that has them for sale and has started them on a variety diet and even handles them. I will be housing...
  15. 5

    Horsefield tortoise not eating much and (maybe) deformed shell

    Hey all! I have a horsefield (6 months old) He never really eats much apart from dandelions and lambs lettuce which are either hard to get a hold of or not good for him as a routine diet. I think the vitamin powder that I put on his food is what makes him lose his appatite. Also a bit worried...
  16. K

    New plants - scared baby tort?

    Hi! I hope you're all well! I recently added new plastic plants in my 11 month old Leopard tortoise's indoor enclosure to create new shady hiding spots. But I noticed that Lightning hasn't moved from the doorway of the hide for the two hours. Lightning is usually a busy little climber but I'm...
  17. K

    Tortoise not using back legs, not peeing, sensitive shell

    My Russian tortoise has stopped eating and she is dragging her back legs and I'm worried. She is like 15 years old. Took her to the vet. X ray and blood taken. No eggs or broken bones or kidney stones. I have her in a 40 gallon tank with a power sun light bulb (heat and UVB and UVA all in...
  18. 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...
  19. P

    My tortoise is climbing the walls :(

    Hey ? I’m a first time tortoise owner of 2 weeks and I’m trying to get to know my new 2year old hermann, Tortellini. He weighs 44g and is about 6cm So far I think things have been going well.. he tends to sleep quite a lot, which I’m not sure is normal but when he’s awake he tends to be quite...
  20. I

    Red foot swallowed a huge stone

    Please help! Saw my three-year-old red foot choking on something huge, and I think it was a smooth rock. She was foaming a lot at the mouth when I saw her, and there was something just smaller than her head stuck in her throat. She could still breathe and ended up swallowing the thing whole...
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