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    Bowser's Mummies

    Hello Tortoise Fam! We recently added a 2 month old Leopard Tortoise to our home. I have found lots of good info here so far and am excited to post my questions! Bowser was hatched on 10/28/2020. We currently have them setup in a 10 gallon tank with a log hide, water dish, rock, ball, UVB lamp...
  2. Richardidn

    Hi from Indonesia ! Got a couple of question here

    Hello Im Richard, just recently got myself a lovely little sulcata fella named Coco (cho'-cho'). A month at most. So I've read couple of newbie guide from this forum, saw lot of youtube and taking advices from local tortoise farm owner (they're pretty nice guys). But, i would like more in...
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    my 19 years old Chaco tortoise, Bureaucracy

    hey everyone! I just discovered this beautiful forum and wanted to introduce my tort :):tort: she's been with me for around 19 years now, I live in Berisso, Argentina. it's very humid here pretty much the entire year. her shell is 23cm long and 16cm wide. I haven't found much information about...
  4. hazelnut_twirl15

    Getting my baby russian settled in.... advice welcome!

    Hi, I would just like to run past you guys here if everything I'm doing is ok for my little russian tort that I've had for nearly a month now, he is about 2.5'' long. I have learnt so much from you all since being on this forum! He will soon be moving into his new enclosure which I'm very...
  5. Summer✨

    I would like to get a Russian tortoise! (I've never owned a tortoise before)

    Hello! I'm super new here and would like to own a Russian tortoise! All I really know about them is that they are pretty cute and they can't exactly live in glass tanks. I'd like to know what to get for my tortoise. There's a lot of stuff you need from what I can tell. Like water conditioners...
  6. Kbeth

    New and moving to TN

    Hi all! I have two rule-breaking turtles. A red eared slider and I believe a yellow bellied slider. My son... or I, really, was given them by a teacher right before moving to FL (essentially, she brought over her three turtles from her classroom, right before school let out as a "going away...
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    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...
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    New rescued Sulcata care taker

    Hello everyone, my name is Lissie (lee-cee). I've never kept a tortoise before and had no idea the one I was getting is the 3rd largest tortoise in the world. Needless to say I am now in love with my tiny Sulcata. Doing lots of research, mostly here on Tortoise Forum. Rapidly learning as much...
  9. L

    New to tortoise keeping

    I recently acquired a baby sulcata from a friend who rescued it from owners who had no idea how to care for it. The child of the house had left it in the driveway and my friends picked it up right before it wandered into the street. It was a few hours before anyone even wondered where this...
  10. abbisfab

    Is this normal for my tortoise?

    So just recently re homed what we think is a Herman’s tortoise, or some sort of cross between Herman’s and a Greek. Because he doesn’t look like either. He is 5, hasn’t been looked after well, his shell very pyramid like, and beak is long (we working on this) Anyways he seems to hang in his...
  11. abbisfab

    FIRE HAZARD WITH TORT

    Hello everyone, I recently rehomed a tort about a week ago. We built him a big table and secured his light on a piece of wood with screws. It’s a ceramic holder. I’m wanting to leave his light on all day during the day so he has the right heat etc but my mum who I live with keeps on wanting to...
  12. K

    Hello from a new tortoise keeper in the UK (Oxfordshire)

    Hello, Just wanted to say "Hi!" and I'm glad I found you all. So much material to read and so much expertise. I'm a new keeper of a spur-thighed tortoise (testudo graeca) hatched on September 11 2019 and we have named it Donatello (Donny if it turns out to be a boy or Donna if female) It's...
  13. ShellDon'sMom

    New tortoise mom seeking advice on species

    Hello All My family adopted Sheldon about a month ago and I'm wanting to get some opinions on what species he might be. The lady we got him from did not have much info on him, (other than he likes pineapple & peaches) she had only had him a few months and got him from a "friend of a friend" So...
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    Have a couple questions

    I am looking into getting a Russian tortoise and I have a couple of questions. What UVB and heating lamp do you guys suggest using? How many days a week should I feed my tortoise? Should I give it a grassland diet? and if so how many days a week? What type of wood should I use to build the...
  15. Dau191

    Morning from Md. Meet Rosey...short for Roosevelt.

    This is my little buddy Rosey. He was my 51 birthday present. I have always been a friend to turtles when I find them. Usually the Eastern box on or crossing busy roads. I saw this guy in the store all covered in red wood dust and rescued him. He wasn't responding to people so they were marking...
  16. MPappagallo

    Newbie Needing Advice

    I am considerign adopting these two young sulcatas from someone that has only had them for about 4 months. He said they had some "shell disfiguration" when he received them, but that it hasn't seemed to affect them. He stated they are eating and seem to be healthy, but he realized he just...
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    Introduction - Soon to be Russian Tortoise Owner

    Hello All! My name is Jason, and my fiance and I are planning on purchasing a russian tortoise within the next couple of months. Right now we are in the research/prepare phase. So far we've purchased the enclosure, and enclosure stand. Next we plan to get the accessories (lamps, substrate...
  18. That MF Wolf

    Looking for a small tortoise in Japan

    I am living in Japan and looking in to get a tortoise that stays small like Russian tortoise but I want to know if there are any that don't need to hibernate. I will keep him/her indoors. Also, I need one that is beginner friendly. Can anyone help me pick out a type that fits?
  19. aztortuga

    How long can a 1.5 inch sulcata not eat?

    We are on day 8 of trying to rescue the little sulcata. Twice daily carrot baths for the last 6 days. Temps 80-85 degrees since day 3, plus over 70% humidity, fresh food available twice per day.Training to keep 80% humidity, but today we went to 90% nd now its 70%. Coco coir substrate. Opened...
  20. Shaztorts

    Hello! First time owner with Hermann's Hatchlings :)

    Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I have become the owner of 2 Hermann's tortoises for a month now. Lucky and Mbappe are 6 months old captive born-and-bred tortoises from Hungry but now live with us in England. This is the first time I own tortoises and I just want to do my very best at...
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