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  1. R

    New Owner- Russian Tort Shell

    Hello I'm a new tortoise owner of about two months. Tort is around 1.5 years. I have temps (for both ends of table) and humidity correct, and on timers. food is a mix of fresh veg and weeds, dusted with calcium. Lights are producing enough UV. She is also bathed twice a week. I think Gertrude...
  2. tamzsturg

    Newbie here with poorly tort:(

    Hi I’m new to this so apologies if I’m not posting this correctly! My names Tamzin, I’m 19, living in the midlands UK and have a 12 year old Horsefield tortoise named Tarquin. I go to uni but come back home pretty regularly to see my pets who live with my parents. Over the past few weeks Tarquin...
  3. A

    Newbie Here! Needing Identification & Advice

    hi! I'm getting this little guy in 6 days and the current owner doesnt know what species he is. I'd like to know asap so that I can properly prepare for his arrival. He is very small and will stay small due to a birth defect. I'd like to know what everyone thinks! Thank you !
  4. obiwantortellini

    New Tort Parent | Red foot hatchling

    Just have a few questions, we are about to get our obi (red foot hatchling) and I can’t seem to figure out how the uvb and basking lights would work, are they always going to be on? If not then which one should we turn off and when? We will be keeping obi in our living room will that be okay...
  5. N

    Tortoise RI and overweight and general help

    Hey yall, I have 2 babies and 1 maybe 1 year old. I bought them from a sketch person. I didn't know they were going to be very sketch until I went to pick them up. My friend's cousin(who also owns a tortoise) is friends with them sho I figured they were good. I was wrong. I bought the 1 year old...
  6. S

    Shell Help

    Hello! I’m new here and also new at being a tortoise mom. I recently purchased a baby tortoise (not from the best place but I didn’t like the conditions it was in and was hoping to give them a better home). Ever since I got it, the shell sort of has a dent and they’re doing great so far but I...
  7. new_owner_mack

    Help my ID my box turtle(?) please?

    Hello! One of my friends had to move fairly recently and I took over care of (what she presumed to be a tortoise) 4 months ago. She gave me everything she had to take care of him and I've been looking for awhile to find out what species my tortoise was (she told me that he was a male, and that...
  8. C

    New baby Sulcata.

    I have a couple of questions. I recently acquired a three month old sully from one of my old coworkers. I bought a new enclosure, (will attach photos) (also I lined the bottom with a yoga mat to help keep from water seepage) but I did b know what kind soil to use. I bought a thing of Scott’s...
  9. yongsaurus

    help identify

    hello can some one please help confirm my tortoise identity? like their age, species and sex ? i’ve never had tortoises so i really dont have any clue other than its a tortoise n not a turtle. a friend hand them to me after they found this little buddy in their garage :<
  10. C

    How much work is a tortoise really?

    Hello, I'm very new here and do not actually have a tortoise yet, but I've been thinking about getting one for about a year and have been reading this forum for a few months now. I want to make sure I know what I'm getting into before I actually take the plunge and buy a tortoise. My first...
  11. Bcrawford

    New tortoise parent - advice needed!

    Hi everyone, I’m the proud owner of a new Horsefield Tortoise named Dash. He is only 5 months old and I only got him this October. I’ve read conflicting advice about when to have lamps and and whether or not to hibernate. He lives indoors as we have no suitable outdoor environment and we only...
  12. drew54

    To the new people of the forum!

    I hope I'm not stepping on toes here, but I just wanted to share my thoughts to everyone new to the forum wanting help as well as those who don't need help. I'm a new member and a first time tortoise owner. I've been following this forum for about a year now. I read and read and read and still...