help and advice

  1. X

    Tortoise in my garden!

    Today i found a tiny baby tortoise in my garden and i’m not sure what to do! I’m afraid to let it go free since it’s so small and could possibly be run over or something like that, i also have a bunch of cats in my garden too so maybe something will happen to it?? I’m currently just keeping an...
  2. S

    Anyone know this plant?

    Hi all. I have this weed in my garden that my tortoise absolutely adores eating but I am wary about putting it in her food rotation since I have no idea what it is and what the long term effects might be. I live in South Africa if the locality helps with the identification.
  3. KeithTheLeopard

    Can my tortoise be away from home?

    Hi, I have a 1 year old leopard tortoise, I go back and forth between my mom and my dads house and I recently set up a second enclosure for him at my dads. Initially, he lived at my moms in a 20 gallon tank, and I gave him the exact same set up at my dads. I’ve heard that with some turtles and...
  4. S

    Closed eye

    Hello everyone! I am not so sure what’s going on I noticed my tortoise has one eye more closed than the other at times. It’s not always sometimes they’re both wide open. I don’t know if that’s normal so I was hoping to get some advice or help. Thank you!
  5. Kbeth

    New and moving to TN

    Hi all! I have two rule-breaking turtles. A red eared slider and I believe a yellow bellied slider. My son... or I, really, was given them by a teacher right before moving to FL (essentially, she brought over her three turtles from her classroom, right before school let out as a "going away...
  6. BuddysMom2005

    Transitioning about 20 year old desert tortoise

    Hello everyone! I am new here & could really use some advice. I have a desert tortoise, who is about 20 years old. His name is Buddy. We adopted him when I was in about 5th grade. We live in Las Vegas, NV. When we got him, my dad went through the process of making sure he had a super amazing...
  7. Lou1

    Guys im scared

    I found this turtle and i kept it as a pet. Ive had around a week. When i first found it it dint eat it just pooped. And like to days ago it ate very very little like 5 bites of some leaves. Ive never knew how take care of a turtle but now ive been researching and triying my best. Financially i...
  8. Itachi

    Giving away my Russian Tortoise

    Hello, as you can see I just now signed up to this forum in hopes of advice on giving away my Russian tortoise for a couple reasons. To keep this short this is kinda the classic parents gave me one when I never asked for it when I was young and most likely not researching enough before getting...
  9. J

    Weird white thing around my Russian tortoises mouth

    Hi recently I’ve ntocidd some white stuff that have been arpumd my russian tortoises mouth at first I thought it was calcium so I wiped it off but literally 1 hour later it came back does anyone know what it is? Also I am aware that his beak needs trimming :(
  10. D

    Mr. T’s Hurt Leg

    We have, some type of, California Desert Tortoise that has recently been injured. For some time, not sure how long, he was stuck with a lead/rope around his front arm that was left on a chair in the yard after a dog bath. Somehow the tortoise had managed to get it so tightly wrapped around his...
  11. Kembry

    Box turtle needs help, suggestions?

    Hello, this is my first post here but my girlfriend works at an apartment complex and a tenant left and couldn’t take this little one with them, as you can see she clearly has some shell problems, when we got her she had worms In the front part of her shell. We gave her a good soak and clean and...
  12. T

    Bump on tortoise neck concerned

    What is this bump on my 3 year old tortoise? I’m concerned if I should get him checked or if it will go away randomly it looks like a pimple. Any advice what I should do?
  13. SuperReggie64


    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...
  14. SuperReggie64

    Help. (some general questions)

    Hello I'm a new tortoise owner. I just wanted to ask people what's the normal time to feed and how long should they be asleep? Today my tortoise slept for over 15 hours. His 11 years old we think (his a rescue) and is a horsefield tortoise. I have been giving him food twice a day. And I also...
  15. Cicitina

    New Tortoise Owner Worries!

    Hi everyone! I am a new owner to a baby Hermanns, it has been 4 days since bringing baby home and I was given very little information when adopting him. I have done as much research as possible since bringing my new little family member home but I have so many questions and concerns. POOP...
  16. Turtlekeeper1924

    Eye problems in box turtle

    Hello everyone, I own two eastern box turtles in an outdoor enclosure in northern Florida. I have owned them both for several years and they get along well together. They share a 140 sq ft enclosure with a 150 gallon pond in the center which houses my 14 year old yellow belly slider Who they...
  17. SuperReggie64

    Worried about my tortoise

    Hello I got a Russian Tortoise the other day from someone who said they couldn't look after it anymore. This is my first tortoise and im worried that his health isn't okay as his beak looks uneven and his always trying to escape. I was also told he doesn't hibernate when 1 Google search said...
  18. J

    Tortoise Table!

    Hi everybody I am thinking about making a tortoise table for my new pal Jabba, a baby sulcata tortoise. Inside of my house we usually keep it around 70 degrees, obviously I would include a heat lamp that he or she can bask in is enclosure but is that hit enough for it to live in?
  19. G

    I think my turtle is sick Help please

    Hello I have a baby sulcata tortoise, He’s about 2 months old now. Lately he’s been acting very lethargic, barley eating, sleeping a ton. Also his shell has went from like a light green to a darker green. About a week ago or so he had bubbles coming out of his nose but they were clear. As of now...
  20. Marisa_marie17

    Please help (ate rubber band)

    I had my Russian out in my room and letting her run around a bit and explore and I looked away for a few seconds and I look back and I see she’s eating a small green rubber band (one of those rainbow loom bands, I use them for my hair) I went to go take it from her but it was too late and she...