marginated tortoise

  1. Bo's Mom & Dad

    Any tortoise keepers in Vancouver, BC?

    Hello all, I am looking for a friend to set up a playdate for my little tort. Haven't had any luck finding a tortoise keeper in the Vancouver BC area, but I'm hoping I may find some luck on here. I would very much like for my little guy to meet other tortoises since he has not done so yet...
  2. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Can I sex my tortoises?

    Hi I have two marginated tortoises, they are both 3 years old and about 5-6 inches long. Can I sex them? If so here are some pics. Thanks!
  3. feefofum

    Black dot underneath the surface of shell?

    Hi everyone, As I was examining my marginated tortoise Houdini's plastron this morning after his soak I noticed a black dot beneath the surface of his shell at his left hind leg area. Attaching some pics here for reference. Sorry in advance that the pics came out a bit blurry; I had a hard...
  4. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Will I get mold at the bottom of my enclosure

    Hi, I’m building a new enclosure for my 2 marginated tortoise. If I use a pond liner or flex seal to water seal the wood, could mold develop at the bottom of the enclosure?
  5. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Natural looking indoor plants for marginated tortoise

    I’m building a naturalistic enclosure for my marginated tortoises indoors. I want to find some plants that don’t look tropical or exotic, just plants that look like they are from their natural habitat. Any suggestions?
  6. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    How long should my uvb light be

    Hi, I’m currently planning to build a bigger enclosure for my two marginated tortoises. They are around 6 inches long so I’m going to a 4 x 8 foot enclosure. How big should my I’ve light be for that size enclosure?
  7. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    What shrubs should I use for my marginated tortoise enclosure?

    Hi I’m trying to mimic a hilly scrubland for my marginated tortoise enclosure. I’m already going to put grasses in there but I want to know if some small shrubs to put there. Any ideas?
  8. Marginated.Oakley

    Marginated-safe plants for enclosure

    Hey everyone, my tortoise is getting a little bored with the mix of foods we are giving them so I’ve decided to plant some edible plants for Oakley (7 mo) to graze on in the enclosure. I will plant them on the cool side -along with the buckle weed and succulents I already have planted- and am...
  9. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    What substrate should I use for my Marginated Tortoises?

    Hi I have two marginated tortoises and was wondering what substrate I should use that‘s as close to the soil in their native habitat. Thanks!
  10. MargieSimpson

    WANTED: Marginated Tortoise MALE

    This is our female MargieSimpson :tort: She is looking for an adult Male. Does anyone have one or know someone who does? We are in Ontario, Canada.
  11. Meri terrorizing the countryside

    Meri terrorizing the countryside

    This little one will travel miles (in baby tortoise distance) for some broadleaf plantain.
  12. So close.. yet so far

    So close.. yet so far

  13. Scollins17

    Tortoise Enclosure Cleaning

    Hi I'm buying a used vivarium for my yearling tortoise. Should I just wash it out with hot water and scrub it or is there any other disinfecting procedures I should do?
  14. Scollins17

    Tortoise Yearling Outdoor

    Hi everyone. I have a yearling Marginated tortoise that I got August 2020 when it was a hatchling. I did a lot of research before acquiring him and believe I've built a very good temporary indoor encloser for him(until it's big enough to live outside). Seems very healthy and active. For the...
  15. A

    Is Aesop Male or Female?

  16. Marginated.Oakley

    Can someone tell me if my 4 month old’s shell looks good?

    Hi everyone, I am back again with an update and questions on my tortoise’s health. If these pictures look unhealthy in anyway could you please give me any tips on enclosure or diet changes? Thank you tortoise lovers!!
  17. Cicitina

    When Is It Table Time?

    My baby margie has been growing so quickly and I am wondering at what size is it recommended I move him to a tortoise table while he’s still indoors? I want to be able to have enough time to prepare and build the ideal enclosure for him for when he’s ready to leave his closed chamber he’s...
  18. Bo's Mom & Dad

    New Marginated Tort Parents

    Hello everyone! My wife and I are new to the Forum, as well as being new tortoise parents to our favorite little guy, Bo! He just turned about 3 months old! Check out the picture, and you can see why we are head over heels for him! Since we are new, I wanted to see if we are doing things...
  19. Marginated.Oakley

    Age guess?

    Hi everyone, I am very determined to find out my tortoises age and they’re a little hatchling i got in early December 2020. When I got them I measured 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches for the shell. I would love to try to find out how old they are. If anyone knows how many inches they are when they...
  20. Lunchtime


    Poe enjoying some lunch