1. R

    New Member Introduction

    Hey everyone! I’m new on here and I just wanted to introduce myself. My wife and I are committed to getting a Russian tortoise soon. We have done a lot of research on taking care of them and housing them and we are willing to spend the money to help our future tortoise live a long and healthy...
  2. whortoise

    New Tortoise Owner

    Hello all, I'm a new tortoise owner from California. I'm about to get my first Russian tortoise in a couple days. Its about 3 months old. I'm a little nervous because it's so young, but I have all the heaters and lights for the humidity and temperature, which is one of my biggest worries...
  3. P

    Hey there

    Hi! I'm Brandon.I'm 27 and from eastern Ohio. I have a leopard tortoise named Freyja and a redfoot named Spock. I love reptiles in general and have owned quite a few. I hope to get to know some of you and learn what I can from all of you :)
  4. R

    Hello from SC Russian Tort Caretaker & Family!

    Hi, I've joined to glean lots of information from all of you other reptile lovers. I have been taking cared of exotic animals of all sorts, as an informal educator (& animal lover, of course), since 2003. Recently, one of the science centers I used to work for had to close operations, and I was...
  5. K

    Hello everyone, this is Klaus, and his cherry head RFT

    Hello everyone, My name is Klaus, I'm living California. I should have introduced myself earlier, but I did not check the inbox from TortoiseForm, I was too anxious to ask my question for my RFT. I start my reptiles last year August, I began with the two spotted turtle baby I purchased...
  6. R

    Meet Me, ReptilianEmoChild

    Hi, I'm Noah, or ReptilianEmoChild. I am from Arizona and I am in the process of adopting a desert tortoise from the Game and Fish department. I am young and new to owning reptiles so I will be perusing this site often and asking many questions if they haven't been asked already.
  7. A

    Introduction - Soon to be Russian Tortoise Owner

    Hello All! My name is Jason, and my fiance and I are planning on purchasing a russian tortoise within the next couple of months. Right now we are in the research/prepare phase. So far we've purchased the enclosure, and enclosure stand. Next we plan to get the accessories (lamps, substrate...
  8. gneesy

    Dark Lord Voldetort

    Hi all! I am new to the tortoise parent life, here is my 7-month old Eastern Hermann's tortoise, Lord Voldetort. We hail from central California, where it's super hot and dry in the summer. This forum has already been SUCH a great resource! I hope to continue learning and providing the little...
  9. M


    Hi Everyone, Just introducing myself. I've always loved turtles and tortoises and now that I am finishing school and have my own place I figured now is the perfect time to get one. I have my eyes on a Chinese Box Turtle who needs a home but I also love Eastern Box Turtles. I posted a question...
  10. Kelmeeshell

    Introducing Tortellini

    Hi all! I’m Kelcie - 24, female, resident of Indiana USA and a new tortoise mom. His name is Tortellini and he’s a Russian tortoise I got a few days ago. I think he’s settling in well but I’m a little nervous as he’s my first tortoise and my first reptile I’ve had since childhood. I’m welcome to...
  11. AllieKat1997

    Hello From Missouri

    Well, technically I’ve been here for awhile, but I never introduced myself or my tortoise, Lumos. I’ve been passionate about animals all my life but box turtles were always my favorite, and after years and years of hunting the woods for them, and years and years of adoring them, I said screw...
  12. Houdini Hutchings


    Hi my name is Sally, I live in the UK. I recently got a Tortoise who is called Houdini. I am excited about making friends with people who have pet Tortoises too. And gaining more knowledge and sharing stories about our pets and just to be apart of a community. I look forward to speaking with...
  13. Turtmum

    Hello! New Box Turtle Mum, Advice is Always Welcome!

    Hello Tortoise and Turtle lovers, My husband and I have always wanted to keep a turtle and we finally had the chance to get one. We have done a lot of research but still appreciate advice from more experienced box turtle parents! A little bit about our new baby: Her name is Clementine (due to...
  14. shequote

    New Introduction and Concerns ;]

    Hello All! Meet Rio, our 2yr old Redfoot. He's super adventurous and always climbing on/over anything he can. He'll eat like crazy if we let him. I've included pictures of when we first got him and currently. In the recent pics (from this morning) I have a few questions/concerns I'd like some...
  15. alejzp

    Hello from Costa Rica

    hello everybody, my name is Alejandro and I am from Costa Rica, and I’m very new to owning a Sulcata... since the moment I knew about them I fell in love with the species but it was impossible to find/get them in my country until now and I am nuts about it... I’ve had sooo many questions and...
  16. Susannadior

    New Desert Tortoise owner from California - hello!

    Hi everyone! I am so happy that I found this forum. I just rescued a 3 month old desert tortoise. We have named him/her Murphy and both my husband and I adore this little guy to death. We live in Southern California (Palm Springs area) and this is our first tortoise. Eager to meet you all and...
  17. el_mechacontext

    Hey from Chicago!

    Hey! I'm a 26 year old dude from Chicago, married to an awesome lady and caring for our pet Russian Tortoise, Waddles! I'm excited to be part of the forums to give him the best care I can, and to meet everyone here! Best, EM
  18. K

    Introduction: Lou the Sulcata

    Hello my name is Kelly. I am a new sulcata owner of a wonderful tortoise hatchling named Lou (Lucian/Luann). I am glad to be a part of this community and look forward to having Lou as a part of my family for the rest of my life. Regards, Kelly and Lou
  19. TurtReynolds

    New to the forum

    Hey. New to the forum. I own a 1.5 year old redfoot tortoise I've dubbed turtle Reynolds. Awesome little guy and cant wait to find a second.
  20. N

    Newbie here to learn more before purchase

    Hey Guys I’m news here and I’m just trying to be thorough, before I buy a tortoise specifically a Greek tortoise because they are smaller! I really want to learn as much as I can! Thank you ladies and gentlemen