help and advice

  1. M

    Questions about Russian tortoise

    Hello! I got a Russian tortoise yesterday. She is about one they think. I got her from a vet that someone just left there. This is her full day here and she is just sleeping under the heat lamp. She ate yesterday but today hasn’t touched it. Am I doing something wrong here? She will just stay in...
  2. L

    Does she hate her new enclosure?

    I need some help, I'm a new Russian Tortoise owner and my female tortoise is now spending all day trying to escape her new enclosure. I just put her in this new enclosure this Saturday the 24th. I used to house her a 40 gallon glass terrarium and after a while I knew that was too small even with...
  3. tazpjm

    New tortoise owner

    Hi everyone, I just adopted a female greek tortoise who's less than a year old (I think). She is also 12cm tall. I got her from a place where it's kind of like a farmers market or china town so I don't know how healthy or how old she is. I think she has some health problems, she keeps rubbing...
  4. F

    Nonstop mating noises and Ejaculation

    My tort has been making non stop sex noises and tries to mate with everything. He ejaculates everywhere and my family is getting tired of cleaning up tortoise semen. This has gone on for months now. It’s gotten to a point where he’ll stop eating if he spots anything that he thinks he can mate...
  5. F

    Is my tortoise sick?

    Hey guys so I’ve had my baby leopard tortoise for around 6 month now! He’s my first tortoise so I’m new at this! When I had him only for a few weeks i noticed he made noises and had small bubbles out of his nose! I did a lot of research and saw a lot of different things it could be like...
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    These red splotches just appeared on my tort. The one on his neck is slightly raised. Anyone have any experience with this that can help? I’m trying to get an appointment for the vet but they are really booked
  7. K

    How can I help this little one?

    I recently acquired a turtle from a family member. The turtle spent most of his 25 years of life in a dismal situation. He inside on glass and flat newspaper in a ten gallon tank all of his life, no bedding or substrate, among rotting iceberg lettuce and cat food and absolutely suffocatingly...
  8. tamzsturg

    Newbie here with poorly tort:(

    Hi I’m new to this so apologies if I’m not posting this correctly! My names Tamzin, I’m 19, living in the midlands UK and have a 12 year old Horsefield tortoise named Tarquin. I go to uni but come back home pretty regularly to see my pets who live with my parents. Over the past few weeks Tarquin...
  9. A

    Baby Russian tortoise - not opening eyes much

    Hello, I am hoping for some help with what could be causing my Russian tortoise (Sheldon) to act this way and how best I can help him. I have booked a vets appointment but it’s 5 days away and I’m worried he will be suffering. Bit of background - I got Sheldon from a pet shop locally, I wasn’t...
  10. Toasty096

    Small black bugs invade my tortoise enclosure

    Small bugs in my tortoises enclosure they came out of no where there are a lot of them too the tortoise does not seem bothered by them can someone help know what these bugs are they are very small and black and fast
  11. Agathaade

    I believe my 1yo Hermann just ate a cat hairball

    Hi everyone, It has been months since I have been active here because things were going so well with Miguel. But I believe she just ate a cat hairball and am looking for advice on what to do. Soak her extra long daily and watch her poops for the next couple weeks? Or take her to a vet stat? I...
  12. liwei

    Advice on lost tortoise

    Hi, it's been a while since I've posted on this forum but recently my 4-year-old leopard tortoise escaped from his outdoor enclosure. He was last seen by a neighbor in their yard yesterday afternoon when he initially escaped but I have not been able to locate him since that appearance. My...
  13. sadid1999

    What are these white marks on my Russian tortoise?

  14. K

    Giant African sulcata beak overgrowth and broke

    Big boy African sulcata my tortoises beak got this growth almost like a horn coming out of the middle of the bottom beak and it broke off there was some blood. Now he’s not eating, tries to bite the food then spits it out and started bleeding again. This just happened and could really use some...
  15. mjk22

    My baby Hermanns tortoise is sleeping not getting up

    I have a 9 month old hermanns tortoise and he is sleeping a lot more than usual! He is asleep when I wake up and I try to let him be, but I come home and his food and water bowl are still full and he is in the same spot as when I left. This has been happening for the past few days. He will also...
  16. 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...
  17. snailpeekoutofshell

    Dogs got to my Russian

    I’ve read so many horror stories in the past couple weeks that I can hardly believe this happened to us. Currently my tortoise has been living in a temporary home and I bring him in and outside to get some sun and proper temperatures while I set up his enclosure, and to get some good running...
  18. T

    I don’t know how to help my tortoise

    Hello, I’m 16 and my brother recently gave me his Russian Tortoise. I’m no expert on the situation, but I want to help him the best I can. My brother would mostly feed him ice burg lettuce and he has a generally small cage. He isn’t active and just burrows all day. Any advice on what I should do??
  19. V

    Help! I don’t know what to do!

    Hi there. I’ve had my sweet tortoise for about a year and a half now. I love him so so so much, and I’ve done so much research and tried my very best to care for him the best I can. But lately, he doesn’t seem right. He won’t eat, doesn’t want to even come out of his hide anymore. His eye...
  20. snailpeekoutofshell

    Hello everyone! Russian (?) tortoise help needed..

    I found what I believe to be a male Russian tortoise (please let me know if this looks wrong!) in my backyard about a week ago and I haven't been able to find his owner so I'm working on building an enclosure for him. We've named him Beans and I've currently been feeding him some young spring...