leopard tortoise

  1. O

    Wet poop- Leopard tortoise

    Hello everyone. I’ve had my leopard for tortoise since about September. At first I thought his wet poop was due to stress of travel (1 day overnight). But it hasn’t changed since. Took him to vet, said he looks healthy and poop test came out negative for parasites. He eats greens and enjoys...
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    Tortoise+Water Turtle Setup ideas

    I have been tossing this idea up in the air, of trying to create 1 space for both my water turtle(Yellow Belly Slider) and my Leopard Tortoise. However I've been wrestling this idea if its even a good idea to mix waters(fish tank water from Slider as drinking water for Tortoise) and I cant come...
  3. DreamenderCA

    Leopard tortoise has hard time eating

    My Leopard tortoise of ~5 years old has recently been biting into the air while trying to eat. She would try a few times before giving up. Please see the video. She was soaked for 10 mins or so in warm water before being fed. More info: She is kept indoor with a mercury bulb that turns on for 6...
  4. Hydra.1942

    Leopard tortoise size and pyramiding

    Hello, this is my 3 1/2 year old leopard tortoise Luna. She is very active and seems to be pretty healthy but I have a few concerns. She's exactly 9 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide and I'm concerned that she is not large enough for her age. She also has some pretty visible pyramiding. So I...
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    White areas at corners of Leopard Tortoise's Scute?

    Hey all, The Problem: Recently I started noticing white areas at the corners of the scutes and wanted your guys' input on whether it is an indicator I might need to make a change in his care/environment. Note: I ask that if you respond, please be kind, don't speak in absolutes (having positive...
  6. Alikat629

    Watching Swamwari Untamed

    Interesting to see how the weather is over there. Lots of vegetation, lots of watery areas.
  7. Alikat629

    New Leopard Baby Name Dilemma

    How do you go about naming your new hatchling when it may take years before you can figure out the sex? My aunt named her desert tortoise “April” as a baby only to find out later that April was a he…not that it mattered to my aunt really, she kept calling him April. For me, it’s just that much...
  8. C

    Leopard tortoise vs red footed tortoise

    Hello everyone! I am new on this forum :) . Currently I’m looking to get my first tortoise (already have a few other reptiles). However I cannot decide on which tortoise to get. I want a tortoise that gets a little bigger than for example the Greek tortoise. Therefore I am stuck between a red...
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    Help Identify Gender for 2 Leopard Tortoises

    Hi Everyone, We have acquired two Leopard Tortoises and are confused on identifying the gender. We would love help! We have one that is much smaller, potentially younger. And the next one darker and larger. I inserted three photos of each. Thank you so much!
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    Getting my Leopard Tortoise through the Winter

    Hey guys my leopard tortoise, Sharpie is about 9" x 12" and will be 6 years old in November. We built her an indoor enclosure that she's just too big for now. It's 27 sq ft. It's in our sunroom/ extended kitchen area which stretches about 9' from wall to wall. Her outdoor's a little bigger at 48...
  11. O

    Leopard Tortoise not gaining weight

    Hello, I have concern about my Leopard Tortoise, Tommie. Ive had him since 7/10/22. I’ve seen very little growth. And since I started weighing him 8/15/22, he’s been the same weight pretty much. He still feels soft. He seems pretty active especially when soaking. I’m use to rasing Sulcata’s so...
  12. Zenpsyche

    Baby leopard enclosure 🐢

    Hi everyone! My name is Kristin and I am new to this forum. I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading about how to care for leopard tortoises and in particular when they’re babies. I have an idea how I want her space set up but I need help on how to either build or find someone who can make...
  13. baileypete

    Male? Female?

    Over two years of age.
  14. N

    Mating/sexual maturity question

    Hi there! I have a pair of leopard tortoises, the older (and larger) one is the female, she was hatched in the summer of 2019 and is about 2500 grams. The smaller one is the male, he hatched in January of 2021. He weighs about 1000 grams. I know he’s male because the last few months, he has been...
  15. R

    Closed Enclosure Build/Idea For Others.

    This is my first post so I'm hoping I do this correctly! Thought I'd share some pics of our new enclosure upgrade for our 1.5 year old Leopards. Enclosures are 6' x 6' galvanized steel stock tanks, tops are framed chicken wire that hinges in the middle for easy access (we have cats that we...
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    Moving to new house, backyard has been treated by lawn company, help!

    I'm moving to a new house in a few weeks and my plan was to have my adult leopard tortoise free range in the backyard. I just found out from the previous owner that they have been using a quarterly lawn company that treats the yard for weeds and fertilizes it. :( How long are these chemicals in...
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    Quick, getting big 🐢
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    Quick, catching some rays 😎
  19. H

    Help identify this plant

    Hello, Could I please get help identifying this plant and if it is safe for tortoises? He already nibbled a little. Thank you
  20. dzzxmm1919

    3yr old leopard tortoise severe intestinal gas/constipation. Please help!

    Hello tortoise lovers. This is my first post about my 3 years old leopard tortoise, Strong. My husband has already posted her basic information on another thread: https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/help-my-3yr-old-leopard-tortoise-lost-appetite.197149/ We took her to a vet immediately when...