marginated tortoise

  1. Scollins17

    Tortoise is no longer active

    Hi Everyone I have a 2 year old Marginated tortoise. Has always been very active. I went on vacation for 4 days, came back and the last couple days he wont come out of his shell for anything. Wont bask, eat or drink. I left him a whole head of lettuce and a full dish of water. He ate most of the...
  2. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Plants for indoor marginated tortoise habitat

    I’m looking for some plants and shrubs that will best mimic a marginated tortoises natural habitat.
  3. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Custom Tortoise Table For Sale?

    I’m looking for a 2x6-8ft indoor tortoise table with legs. I own two 6in marginated tortoises. I would like to keep them outside but have a lot of raccoons, coyotes, and predatory birds. This is the best I can do for now.
  4. Handsome little cheeseburger

    Handsome little cheeseburger

    Happy birthday, Sven :)
  5. That perfect little spot of sun in the morning

    That perfect little spot of sun in the morning

  6. Poe the model

    Poe the model

  7. M

    Males or females marginated

    Hi! I have four marginated tortoises and I'm curious about their sex. I'm still in doubt about if they are male or female. The tortoises on the first two pictures are 7 years old, the last two are around 5,5 years old. Can you tell already? I'm thinking two male and two female.
  8. Marginated.Oakley

    Help me improve my outdoor enclosure!!

    Hi guys!! This is what I have so far, and it is definitely a work-in-progress. I’m very open to suggestions!! Thank you!!
  9. KirbyInKent

    Help Please

    Hello, I am a fairly new tortoise owner, I adopted Otis (then Marjorie) roughly 2 years ago, he is a 26 (est.?) year old marginated male tortoise. Last year he did not hibernate as he had a respiratory infection and was unsafe to do so, but this year he had a successful hibernation! He has...
  10. That Thanksgiving coma

    That Thanksgiving coma

    I wanted to find a creative way to treat my marginated. Thanksgiving included a big helping of warm mashed ZooMed Grassland, Fluker gecko powder, and pumpkin. He loves his veggies so I was worried he wouldn't partake, but it looks like he really enjoyed it :)
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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?
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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!
  20. 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.