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  1. F

    1st time posting but need help

    I have a problem right now i have an indoor enclosure for my RF and I can't get rid of the fruit flies or gnats. I have a indoor bug zapper for about couple weeks now but doesn't seems to be doing much, I mean it kills a whole lot of them but there's still **** load of them. Sorry for the...
  2. J

    Small DIY Enclosure - Help

    Hey guys and gals, This is my first post. I am thinking about getting a hatchling tortoise that would stay rather small, hopefully to remain and indoor tortoise. I am renting an apartment right now that's rather small. I've seen people using Rubbermaid totes, small wooden boxes etc for...
  3. zbarry

    Help idk whats wrong.

    Hi I'm hoping someone can help me with this cause I have no ideal what it is and its worrying me. I just noticed this like weird scab/excess skin on just the left side of my ornate wood turtles face. I tried getting some of it off with a q tip and it looks like skin to me but I'm not sure why...
  4. M

    My baby sulcatas throat is swollen n pulsing

    The other day i was letting my baby sulcata roam around outside n when i picked her up i noticed she was getting red around her neck. i waited a bit n the redness went away. This morning i noticed it looks like if her neck is pulsing or if she’s having trouble breathing almost? i have another...
  5. A

    Help!!! (won't come out of hiding)

    it’s been three weeks now and my juvenile redfoot will not come out of hiding. She will only eat when i set her in front of her food and she will only soak when i put her in the water. if you refer to my last post, i am certain and have done extensive research to ensure i’m doing everything...
  6. E

    Weeds for Hermie ID! Thank you!

    Hi all! We have these weeds in our front yard and I keep trying to use the plant photo apps and it just isn’t working. Hermie absolutely loves being outside, running, climbing and especially grazing. He’s a Russian tort! Would anyone be able to help me ID these so I can pull them if needed...
  7. Feebswhat

    Baby Hermann - is this normal?!

    Hi everyone, new here. I have 10 years reptile experience. It never had a tortoise before. I got my 10 months old Hermanns baby yesterday. Bathed straight away, he (calling him he) stomped around the enclosure right away and then ate some bristly ox and dandilion. Then burrowed and went to...
  8. K

    Help please. (not eating)

    I got my russian tortoise this week, one year old approx. He’s been hiding quite a bit which I guessed was because he was getting used to his environment and he was eating fine. I have been giving him daily soaks to keep him hydrated. He would usually eat when I put him in front of food,wander...
  9. Ruszian Tortoise

    Soapy Soak!?

    Does no one else always have soap on their hands, even after rinsing?! I wash my hands before giving my tortoise a bath... And I can never get all the soap off! So I always wonder/suspect there to be soap in her bath! Any suggestions? Oh, also.. I always scrub off her bath with soap and water...
  10. Yeetster

    PLEASE HELP- SULCATA

    I haven’t used this in a while actually, because I thought I had this tortoise thing down and both of mine were doing great. I have two sulcatas, one male and the other I have not figured out yet. He is around 5 pounds and my other is around 3. But the big one just this morning started to baby...
  11. Alissa Manning

    Elvis & Elsa the marginated tortoises

    Hello my name is Alissa and I have 2 beautiful, 5 year old Marginated Tortoises Elvis and Elsa. Before purchasing them I built my own tortoises table and did intense research so I could be prepared for anything. The only thing I am unable to identify is the difference between Female and Male...
  12. GrassiFranklin

    Tortoise not eating HELP

    Hi! I'm new here, I've had my tortoises for a year now, and I NEED HELP they are male and female of Gopherus berlandieri (Texas tortoise), but I have a few problems, first of all they mainly eat lettuce, they are not eating much tomato or "nopal" (cactus) or anything, they bite it but they don't...
  13. E

    I think im doing everything wrong with my suclatas please help

    Ok so I got two sulcata for 3 years now, They are about 4 years old now, They were together in a glass tank of 40 gallons for about two years. 3-4 months ago I separated them because i saw one of them wasn't growing and the other one was growing bigger and bigger. The small one is living in a 10...
  14. Yoyotort

    Constipation help

    Hello I have had my Russian tortoise koopa for over a year now the past week or so he has been eating less and being very inactive. He has also not been pooping for a few days I’m starting to worry and have soaked him (he always poops plenty in the bath) but this time he isn’t at all. I’m not...
  15. Nii

    Is this normal?

    I noticed my babys belly slightly red, pink and veiny i dont think ive ever noticed this before, is this an indicator of him needing more needing less off? could it mean something internally? appreciate the quick response am sitting worried now Also if anyone is able to sex ‘him’ that would be...
  16. A

    What breed is my tortoise?

    Hey I was just wondering if anyone could help me, a few years ago I was bought two tortoises however I was very young and do not remember being told what breed my tortoise is here is some pictures. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  17. E

    First time set up walk through, any help much appreciated!!

    Hi everyone! I have a few more questions about setting up for my little guy before I get him! The rescue in my area gives you info on how to start a home for them but I don’t think it’s stuff for them to actually thrive. These are super basic questions sorry!! I’m just wanting to make sure he...
  18. M

    Please help, very sick and weak tortoise

    Hello. On thursday i tried to wake up my 17 yo herman tortoise from her winter nap, today is saturday, evening and she went to a general vet on thursday who gave baytrill liquid and eyedrops for everyday use. Her symptoms havent changed and i am very worried and devastated Eyes swollen shut...
  19. L

    Greek tort lighting

    Hi! So I need a new lamp of some sort, my current one is a UVB but I fear that the effectiveness of a UVB lamp has worn out (I bought it secondhand). I recently acquired two young Greek torts, Luna is 6 weeks old, Neville is 4 months old. The live i a 90x40cm wooden enclosure, after days of...
  20. M

    What happens if a Russian tortoise is exposed to 24/7 light?

    Hello, my name is Marshall, I am brand new to Tortoise Forum, but I need help. I have an 'associate' that has possession of young one-eyed Russian Tortoise. I suspect the tortoise is about 4 inches in length, maybe a little less. I haven't identified it as a male or female, but the 'associate'...
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