1. M

    Baby Sulcata Question

    Hello, I recently purchased a sulcata tortoise in stage one and still has a beak tooth. I have an overall uvb light to go over the whole tank and 50w mini halogen and uvb combo heat lamp over the basking rock. It has a hideaway and explores the tank every day. I have only had it for 4 days and...
  2. J

    Questions about feeding and supplements

    Hi. I’m going to be getting a Russian tortoise. I already have the water dish, food dish, cage and lights. I was wondering what is the best thing to feed them. I tried to google and everyone has different answers. Should I feed him pellets and vegetables? If so what brand for the pellets and how...
  3. 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!
  4. R

    Help! My Russian Hatchling Hasn’t Pooped In 2 Weeks

    Hello everyone! I got my new Russian hatchling Peetrie in August. He was hatched in June so he is about 3 months old. He was pooping about every other day for the last month; but the last two weeks he hasn’t pooped at all. He also used to eat a lot b it he only eats a couple of leaves before he...
  5. DarkerGraphic

    Large Sulcata Perimeter Fencing Ideas

    Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted as I’ve now had my 3 males for over 20 years (acquired as hatchlings; 2 reliably get along well together, 1 occasionally has to be separated). I’m going to be moving soon and will temporarily be relocating them to my mother-in-law’s who has a large...
  6. G

    Can my sulcata groot eat these??

    These Cactus grow on my property in Colorado. If I were to de-spike this cactus, can my sulcata eat it?? On a for sure pesticides free land, would just hate to kill them if they can be of a better use.
  7. K

    What kind of tortoise is this?

    My neighbors moved out and left a tortoise to die, so I took it in and I can’t seem to figure out what kind of tortoise it is? I also don’t know what sex it is. We think it is a male? I’ve attached pictures. I’ve made him a basic enclosure but he doesn’t seem to be too happy, so I think I’ve got...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. E

    Help me and my buddy please

    I feel helpless. my russian tortoise lower shell is deteriorating since I got him a year ago. he gets one hour of sunlight a day. He gets tortoise pellets with occasional fruit pieces and salad. and where I live(south asia) there are barely any dark vegetables so I stick with tortoise pellets.he...
  12. 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...
  13. M

    Please help! Squeking and poping while breathing??

    Hi my tortoise is called Sheldon, he is such a healthy boi but today I noticed him making these noises? I'll attach a video if I can . I'm booking him into the vet but I need to know if it can wait until next Thursday because if all appointments are booked tommorow the tortoise specialist wont...
  14. I

    Worms in tortoise poop

    Hello! Today I found a worm in my tortoises poop, which I noticed after he was hesitant to eat this morning. The soonest I was able to get in to the vet was Friday, and I am just wondering what should I be doing until then/ is that too long for my tortoise to wait? I am scared to self treat...
  15. Mystic_Queen

    Is it possible to tell the sex of a 4 month old red foot?

    Ok I have a question. I have a 4 month old adorable baby red foot who I’ve named Pumpkin. I was told I have a little girl red foot. But from everything I’ve read up and researched is it actually possible to tell at this age? Some say yes others say not till 5 years of age. And if I’m not...
  16. B

    Uk good weeds and flowers

    Hi everyone! I’m in the uk and I’m struggling for wild weeds and flowers ! I really want bolt to have all the good things he need ! If you know any weeds or flowers (other than dandelions) please let me know ! If you know any good veg I could feed him that would be great too ! I feel like I’m...
  17. AwwShucks

    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to!

    So on Wednesday, I took my tortoise into the vet for a beak trim. He's a ~7 year old Hermann's tortoise. The vet was an exotics vet, and after trimming called me to ask if she could do some bloodwork. She said that this was all part of his check-up and that his skin seemed a little thick...
  18. T

    My tortoises are overweight

    I’ve had 2 tortoises for just over a month and like a lot of people I wanted to make sure they were eating enough but now I’ve realised they’re overweight. They’re both around 11 months old, I used the Jackson ratio and found one to be 0.239 (6.7cm) and the other one is 0.256 (6.2cm). Because...
  19. R

    Help! (Peeling on plastron)

    I have a young red footed tortoise that is approximately 3 months or so old. He’s roughly the size of a golf ball. When I got him I noticed these little skin like flaps on his belly but was told that it was normal from when he hatched. Can anyone tell me if there is anything I should do about...
  20. B

    Help! Advice for new hatchling

    Hi, I have had this hatchling for a month now, this is my first and only baby hatched and I was wondering if this is normal. Thanks, any advice would be really appreciated!