1. 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...
  2. Armadillogroomer

    Budget mansion (winter home for temperate baby)

    Hello, friends! Everyone here is always posting their beautiful carpentry skills. Here's what I can do! ?‍♀️ I miscounted panels, the foil will eventually be replaced. Foil works in a pinch, but it takes longer for temps to climb back up if you open it up All electronics secured with...
  3. J

    Looking for Male Marginated Tortoise

    Hey everyone!! I have a cute 4yr old female Marginated Tortoise ? and I’m looking for a Male Marginated as a pair. I have a beautiful 9ft x 5ft custom enclosure built into a daybed! I never knew how difficult it was to find Marginated tortoises until I started looking. I find this breed of...
  4. 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!
  5. MarginatedMooney

    Update on Phil and Shell Growth Question

    Hi all, From what I can tell, Phil is a happy, healthy little tortoise. He's just over 4 months old now and has grown from 3.8cm(~1.5in) and 14g to 5.7cm(~2.25in) and 38g during that span of time! A lot of credit goes to this forum for helping me out with this little guy. I've been trying to...
  6. Vicariouslychow

    Clogged nostril

    Hello All, When I checked on my tortoise this afternoon, it looks like his left nostril is plugged up with coco coir. Is this cause for concern and is there anything I can do to help him remove it? See photo for reference... It doesn't seem to bother him but I currently just have him soaking...
  7. Cicitina

    Continuous Climbing & Sliding

    I know margies love to climb and mine is an especially avid climber and tiny destructive bulldozer, but some days he repeatedly climbs a small log and slides off the side then immediately turns around and slides down the other side. I’ve watched him repeat this at least 10+ times before...
  8. A

    Possible Pyramiding?

    Hello, My Marginated (Arthur) is roughly 8 months? old. I bathe him 4-5 times a week. I can't tell if I am seeing early pyramiding or what. I have attached pictures for reference. His cage humidity is 80% in the basking, and 73%ish in the cool. I give me a mixed diet of approved greens...
  9. Cicitina

    Help! RI, less active, eating less

    Hi everyone, I have a baby marginated tortoise who I unfortunately bought with a respiratory infection. I tried raising humidity and the temperature in his enclosure for the first while to see if that would improve but eventually took him to the vet and received antibiotic injections he is...
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    Poor Poe has had a little respiratory infection, this is what he thinks of his medication. Anyone else ever experienced having to give a tiny 2oz tort an injection?
  11. Cicitina

    Help! Blocked Nostril!

    My yearling Marginated tortoise appears to have a blocked nostril. I noticed before bed last night that he was making a noise while breathing and opening his mouth a little. I did not notice anything on his face at the time. This morning once he was up I picked him up and checked him and he...
  12. Cicitina

    Help! Blocked Nostril

    My yearling Marginated tortoise appears to have a blocked nostril. I noticed before bed last night that he was making a noise while breathing and opening his mouth a little. I did not notice anything on his face at the time. This morning once he was up I picked him up and checked him and he...
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    Enjoying these heated floors on vacation
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    Just a little Marginated baby inspired by my baby Poe. Thought I’d share my torty art
  15. Cicitina

    Help, what species?!?

    I was given all information on Hermanns tortoises along with my little guy. After a couple weeks and reading on only Hermanns I’m just realizing now he is not a Hermanns! Is he marginated or greek?!? And how old would you estimate? (Please note I have child size hands)
  16. Alissa Manning

    Elvis & Elsa the marginated tortoises

    Hello my name is Alissa and I have 2 beautiful, 5 year old Marginated Tortoises Elvis and Elsa. Before purchasing them I built my own tortoises table and did intense research so I could be prepared for anything. The only thing I am unable to identify is the difference between Female and Male...
  17. M

    Food Marginated tortoise hatchling

    Looking for advice on my first tortoise. He’s a 4 month old marginated. I’ve done lots of research and I want to do a really good job. I’ve found conflicting info on feeding. He is captive bred which I really sought out and his breeder said to stick with romaine lettuce, kale, and very little...
  18. A

    Fake or real plants?

    I am looking to decorate a marginated tortoise tank. I do not have one yet, just getting it set up. For the plants: -Do they mistake the fake plants for real ones and try to eat them? -I was thinking of having both fake and real ones in the cage. Will they get confused on which ones they can...
  19. A

    Marginated and hibernation

    General question about the Marginated tortoise and the hibernation period. Do they need to go through hibernation/brumation? Are their any benefits for and against? After looking online, most opinions are very scattered.
  20. J

    Marginated Tortoise - Male or Female?

    Hello. I've had my tortoise about 8 years but I think she (maybe he) is about 11ish, we got her from a family friend as they were moving away. I think she is as she but I can't seem to find anything online that's clear enough to confirm so I thought I'd ask for some opinions! Attached is a...