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  1. irot

    Hello from Utah

    We are the Jimenez family from Taylorsville Utah, we recently added a new member to our family. We are first time tort owners, got our baby Sulcata (Lewy) in November 2022 from Cali. It has been quite a learning curve for us but are dedicated to providing Lewy the best possible care and love...
  2. A

    Is the age the shop owner gave me correct?

    Hi folks, week old newbie to the Squirtle world here, just wondering if any experienced shelltists out there can confirm the age I was given for Fuego seems right. Shop owner said she is between 10 months and a year old.
  3. Akihimeko


    Hello I'm Aki and this is my new pet tortoise I haven't name em yet as it's still a hatchling and I can't tell it's gender. Please feel free to give any advice on care or what I can do better to help my pet grow up well. (Currently I am look for a home so I can get them one of those wood...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. H

    Baby Sulcata

    I purchased my first sulcata tortoise yesterday! I was told it’s about 6 months old and it measures about 4 inches long. I have it set up in an indoor enclosure, 2ft by 4 ft plastic tub with a mixture of Timothy hay grass, organic soil and cypress mulch as the substrate, one large wooden hide, 2...
  7. J

    Newbie Here

    My spouse and I just retired (late 50's) and plan to adopt a small size tortoise once we have what we need. We live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The starter home we ordered (on it's way from Amazon): We plan to keep his/her...