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  1. B

    Indoor enclosure for my greek tortoise

    Hi all! I am in desperate need of help. I bought a tortoise not too long ago. His name is Shelly.. and no I didn't name him my fiance did. I just moved into an apartment and have not as much space as I would like. I was thinking of building something. Can anyone send pictures of their indoor...
  2. churlishcurls

    Mystery Spot Under Shell?

    Double O's had a spot on her shell for at the very least the last 4 months or so. Sink photo is from 3 months ago, and the plastic tub photo is from today. The white chip is from old damage- I'm more curious about the little reddish spot on the rear acute. It looks like it's under the surface...
  3. B

    Russian tort out of hibernation early

    My 5+ year old Russian tortoise lives outside in the PNW. He has thrived and has many areas of sunlight every single day and hot spots and areas where he can always stay dry. He has gone into hibernation the past few years and has done very well coming out of it, I always bring him inside when...
  4. S

    Tiny spot on baby sulcata's head and cracking on its cheeks.

    Hi, this is my first post on this forum and I hope that it would potentially solve my problem or at least decrease my paranoia. So recently I purchased a baby sulcata from an 'experience' breeder. When I first got it it was a typical baby sulcata, energetic, eats a lot and yeah. After a month it...
  5. H

    HFS "treatment" options

    Hey! I just figured out with the help of some members here that it is quite likely my baby sulcata has HFS. I've been brainstorming "treatment" options, since there are no medicines that will help. If come up with 2 possible ones. I hope you guys can help me decide. Idea 1: Micromanaging He...
  6. S

    Tortoise out of hibernation, help!

    Hello all I’m just messaging to get some advice about my 6 year old Russian Horsefield male called Arnie! He is very active, eating well and generally seems happy but I can’t help but worry as I’ve never had a tortoise before so I don’t feel as confident in looking after him as I do dogs and...
  7. FreddieTheTort

    Stress on my russian

    I just got a male russian tort (3-8 yo) from a pet store and I gave him his first soak in his new home but it didn't turn out as I expected. I thought everything would go smoothly but he ended up just pooping a ton and swirling around in it. I took him out and wiped his poo filled shell off but...
  8. Yoyotort

    Burrowing! Help

    hello! so my Russian Tortoises has been burrowing in his cypress mulch substrate. I know Russian torts tend to burrow but I just want to make sure it is safe for him to burrow all the way under head and everything! I’m worried it will get in his eyes or he won’t be able to breath properly and...
  9. Cosmoandwinnie

    Hello! First time owner with a Russian tortoise!

    Hello, Just today I rescued a little Russian tortoise. She’s two years old and her name is Rosa. She came in a 40 gallon tank full of rabbit hay and bedding, with a big ol bag of veggies, pellets, and mealworms. I’ve never had a tortoise before. I have a skink, and a snake, and I have turtles...
  10. KieranMcKeown

    Shell rot?

    Hey guys! So when I got Alaska a week today, she had a bit of white markings on her shell, however a week on and it seems these white marks have spread to other parts of her shell. I was wondering if you guys could take a look and tell me what it is (shell rot??) And how to fix it? Many...
  11. Gandalf the Turtle

    Help! Don't know if tortoise should hibernate

    Hello everyone, I've had my Hermanns tortoise for roughly a year now, making her around 2 years old. Last year I was not able to hibernate her as I did not meet those requirements at the time. This year I was planning on putting her in hibernation around mid-December, but after a doctor's...
  12. T

    Help! (diet and care)

    You will have to excuse me I've never posted on something like this before and im not exactly tech savvy or an english major but I needed help and didn't know how else to find it. I have a hatchling (missouri) 3 toed box turtle. I saved it from a cat about a month (maybe a hair over, Maybe)...
  13. Jgk1

    Red foot help appreciated

    Hello I am new here I recently purchased a red foot hatcling currently I am having a bit of trouble raising its basking temperature I have a 100w heat bulb with a 15w uvb in a zoo med mini combo lamp However I have switched my uvb bulb with a 60w red heat bulb in a effort to raise the...
  14. A

    New and in need of help! (Russian picky eater)

    Hello! I got my girl, Marge, who's a Russian tortoise, in June. The seller didn't seem to know much, but assumed she's 2-3 years old. He told me she was bred in captivity, but I highly doubt that now, after doing research. :( I really worry about her diet and the appearance of her shell. The...
  15. Rainbow Tortoise

    Worming a Russian tortoise - Help

    I took my 1 year old Russian tortoise to the vets (just for a check-up) and they said they could worm him if he hadn’t already been wormed by the place we bought him from. I wasn’t aware the tortoises needed worming but the vet said that young tortoises that are kept together can often have...
  16. Rainbow Tortoise

    Help! Wrong Tortoise basking temps!

    I recently got a 1 year old horsefield tortoise and thought his temperatures were fine as I was using a 100W bulb and a temperature gage on the side of the cage said it was 30 - 35 degrees Celsius. However I recently got a temperature gun that says the temperature directly under the bulb is...
  17. George the Turtle

    New Tortoise Owner Help!

    I just became a tortoise Mom a week ago, after rescuing a "3 toe box tortoise" from being run over in the middle of a busy street! (please excuse me if I am wrong, very new to pet tortoises) I did some research on him, and do know that it is male because of his yellow spots on neck and arms, as...
  18. A

    Help with my new tortoise

    Hey guys, I am kind of in a weird situation with this tortoise right now and I would love if you guys could help me out A friend of my parents offered to give us a tortoise, my parents are not the best when it comes to taking care of animals (as long as the pet is getting food and water he...
  19. Emily Contreras

    Outdoor enclosure

    My sulcata baby is about.. 2 inches. smaller than my palm. I want to put him outside when he gets bigger, I live in AZ so there is hawks, is 6 months ok to put him outside full time? Im eager to put him outside because he is alot more lively and happy outside. He hates his enclosure (even though...
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