help and advice

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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??
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. J

    HELP- sulcata has unknown red spots (photo attached)

    Hi all! Thank you for all the help this community has provided for me the past few years, it is unfortunate that this is my first post. I have a 4 year old female Sulcata that woke up this morning with two red spots: one on the skin around her eye and one on her ear. I’m attaching a picture. I...
  8. T

    Heating my new viv

    Hi, I have just bought a new viv for my tortoise. His old one was 2 foot tall and his new one is 14 inches tall inside. I don’t know what’s the best way to heat it as the basking spot I have currently is about 6.5 inches including the bulb. If I put this in his new viv there would be about 7...
  9. B

    Red foot tortoise white spots help

    Hey guys, this is my first thread here, i have been trying to figure out what is wrong with my red foot shell it has some white dots some are bigger than other, I tried scrubbing with a toothbrush gently and some would go away but when the tortoise is dry they appear again with no change. I want...
  10. S

    Help identify Gender extra advice would be really appreciated

    I'm a new torts owner. Could anyone help me identify the gender of these two.
  11. L

    New sulcata owner. How to decrease humidity? HELP!

    Hi everybody! My names Lauren and I recently rescued a Sulcata Tortoise from being abandoned by a lake (his names Edison, eddy for short) The previous owner had him for a little over a year but didn’t want to take care of it anymore. I’ve never owned any kind of reptile before so this is a whole...
  12. B

    Young redfoot tortoise behaviour. help

    Hi I have less than a year old redfoot tortoise, I have had him for 3 months now. I am concerned about his behaviour. he Dosent seem to eat much and if he does it’s usually banana. He sleeps a lot. And I know this isn’t advised but to get him active I let him out his enclosure. With very close...
  13. Danny_408

    Sulcata help- How is this enclosure for a baby sulcata tortoise?

    Hey everyone, this is my first sulcata tortoise it’s only 7months and I was wondering how is this enclosure for the tort the temperature stays around 75 degrees almost all day.
  14. E

    Found my baby Hermann’s Upside Down Today

    Hi! I’m new to this forum, and a new baby Hermann’s owner. I got my tort (named Tiberius) on March 25th. I did a lot of research beforehand and everything has been going great so far, except for today. I went to visit my father for the day, and I called my my mother to see how my tortoise was...
  15. H

    Tortoise Scream, Help.

    Hi guys, I’m a new tortoise owner (Red foot tortoise) I have had him for about 3 weeks. The last two days when I have been soaking him he screams a few times. But I haven’t heard him when he doesn’t soak. He always poops when he soaks (warm water). I’m wandering if he is slightly constipated...
  16. T

    Back legs not working, pink urine, doesn't move

    Hi all! My husband and I just got our first Russian Tortoise (Tony) off of Craigslist. They say he is about 5 years old, I think he could be older and 5.5 Inches long. The first thing that I noticed when we brought him home in the tank that they gave us was FILTHY... like there were crickets in...
  17. yay14

    Still passing gritty urates

    So my 1 year 2 months old hermann tortoise just passed some gritty urates again, at first i thought that the reason he was getting gritty urates were just becuse he was kept to dry before and that it should clear up now eventually now that the humidity is good, but now he has been kept in good...
  18. Isabel Casiño

    Help Building Baby Red Foot Tortoise OUTDOOR Enclosure

    I am going to build an outdoor enclosure for my year old baby red foot tortoise, we live in Prattville, AL, and it gets pretty hot and humid and I thought of keeping him in our backyard for the rest of the year until winter. Right now temperatures go from 70F and have around 60% humidity but it...
  19. A

    Tortoise tipping water

    My Hermanns, Ravi has recently started crawling under his water dish. In doing so, he completely empties it. He then carries it on his back to sit underneath it by his light. I have no idea why he is doing this, can anyone help? He has never done this and we haven’t changed anything about how...
  20. PiL71

    Entire enclosure overhaul

    Hello all! I've been redoing my substrate, when I discovered heavy water damage (presumably from the moist coco coir and general humidity of the air) on the bottom. My enclosure is a unique one, (pics can be found on my profile, I believe) but I'd like to keep this idealogy and apply it to my...