1. P

    Spur Thigh Hatchling with crease in belly shell

    Hi, I have incubated 7 spur thigh eggs, 5 have hatched within 72hrs of each other, 4 look healthy but one took a little longer than the others to get out of its egg and it has a deep crease in the underside of its shell. Is this a deformity or will it straighten out now it’s out of the egg...
  2. H


    Hi so my sister was watching my tortoise Casey and let him outside and was supervising him.I guess she got distracted or sm Bc she lost him and I’m absolutely devastated.I was not there when he went missing and only got the call that he was 3 hours after.I’ve been looking for him for 4 days by...
  3. T

    Sick Sulcata - Needing Help Fast

    Hello, We are new here, but are needing some help with our baby sulcata tortoise who isn't doing well. My boyfriend and I purchased a tortoise, who is named Rocky, in May of this year, and was told that he was 8 weeks old (making him 4 months old now), and he seemed to be doing fine up until...
  4. Melodieyy

    Baby Hermans tortoise basking temp

    Hello, I purchased a baby hermanns tortoise this weekend from the reptile convention I went to and I was wondering what her basking temps should be at? I’ve seen so many variations but I want to be sure that I get it right. I’ve seen 90-95 but I’ve also seen 95-100. What should it be? She is...
  5. tazpjm

    Constipated tortoise

    Hello everybody, my tortoise hasn't pooped in 1 week. Everytime she pees the excreting urate doesn't come out, and she tries to poop sometimes but it doesn't go out and today i gave her a warm bath and she didnt poop, she has also been unactive. I wonder if my baby tortoise has a problem with...
  6. healingTortz

    Hello everyone

    Nice to meet all of you! I’ve been in love with reptiles since I was a child, I just recently got into raising tortoises. My names Daws, and my best friend here is Penelope! Many people hate her because she’s a petsmart tortoise, I didn’t want to do it but I went it there to buy some Guinea pig...
  7. J

    Female Russian behavior

    Hi I have a one female Russian tortoise and a male Russian tortoise living together in a tank. Neither one of the tortoises have shown aggression to each other they have both been very nice to each other no head banging no ramming of their shell no hissing no biting. The only thing here...
  8. D

    Please help

    Around 2 weeks ago, I found this turtle on the side of the road outside my place, took it in and tried taking care of it (It mostly eats cucumbers and kinda refuses to eat many of the things I put in front of it), it usually wanders around and tends to put its face in front of a wall or just...
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    Horsefield tortoise not eating much and (maybe) deformed shell

    Hey all! I have a horsefield (6 months old) He never really eats much apart from dandelions and lambs lettuce which are either hard to get a hold of or not good for him as a routine diet. I think the vitamin powder that I put on his food is what makes him lose his appatite. Also a bit worried...
  10. P

    Help! Feeding oral medication to a head shy Sulcata

    Hi all, My tortoise Abe has come down with the snifflies. The vet went through a general environment check with me and cannot determine anything particular that strikes as causing the runny nose. He is in good spirits and eats well and went for a good run around in the vet office too. But he...
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    I recently took my 2 year old hermann to the vets (about 4 days ago) as I thought he had a minor respiratory infection. The vet agreed and said he has a mild upper respiratory infection and gave me antibiotics to treat it. I’ve struggled to give him the antibiotics as he is very stubborn and I...
  12. K

    Spots on shell

    Hi there! I’m a new red foot owner. I’ve started to notice what I believe are growth lines on tortilla, I’ve had him for two weeks now. Yesterday while soaking I noticed these white spots on his shell. I’m not sure what they are because it’s not chipped and when it’s wet and after scrubbing...
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    HELP! My tortoise just pooped this out in the bath :(

    My 2 year old hermann just did this weird liquidy looking poop in the bath. Does anyone know what this is? Should I take him to the vets ASAP? I’m really concerned :( Please help
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    Help please! (What kind of tortoise is this?)

    I found this tortoise and plan on keeping it I have no clue what kind of tortoise it is looks like a sulcata or desert just not sure I want to buy it proper food and adequate housing.
  15. P

    My tortoise is climbing the walls :(

    Hey ? I’m a first time tortoise owner of 2 weeks and I’m trying to get to know my new 2year old hermann, Tortellini. He weighs 44g and is about 6cm So far I think things have been going well.. he tends to sleep quite a lot, which I’m not sure is normal but when he’s awake he tends to be quite...
  16. V

    Wooden habitat with black mold underneath

    I have a Hermanns, and he is not himself. I was given the tortoise by someone who did not want him any longer. He came in a ZooMed Tortoise House. Given the humidity needs etc it did not seem like the correct habitat. His house is on the floor in the kitchen which is above the garage so it can...
  17. N

    What should I feed my tortoise?

    I recently got a 2 year old Hermann's tortoise and was wondering what their varied diet should consist of. I have been feeding it a mix of lettuce, kale, cucumber, zucchini and bok choy and just found out that bok choy and zucchini aren't good for my tortoise. What are some things I should feed...
  18. Mom of Zitouna

    Help me make my tort's diet please!

    Hi, everyone. I have a little tortoise, I think she is a Greek tortoise and she's probably a baby since she's tiny. She loves lettuce but many told me it's not enough for her. So, I live in a third world country, and we don't have a lot of diverse vegetables available but if anyone could...
  19. G

    AM I A BAD TORT DADDDDD????!helppppp

    So I’ve always wanted a tortoise since I can remember and it’s only been in about the past 3-4 months I’ve seriously considered taking in the responsibility so I started doing research and read about everything I could find on redfoots since they seem easier to keep comfortable for a first...
  20. A

    I need help with redfoot care

    Hey, I need help. I'm taking over care for my little brothers tortoise which has been severely neglected. I'm doing so because I've noticed some issues with poor Alex. Can anyone help me with correcting some of the issues? I'll post pictures and advice will be really nice. Thank you all so much...