rescue

  1. D

    What species so I can build a suitable enclosure.

    Hi guys, yesterday when I finished work my brother spotted a tortoise walking on the road which nearly got run over by a car, I quickly reacted to stop the car luckily the driver stopped. Now I have bought it home with me but have no idea which breed it is. Can you guys please help me identify...
  2. K

    Tortoise Training

    Has anyone worked on training a tortoise, Curious to hear if anyone has had success here is my story of my journey training my Russian tortoise named Yoshi. Yoshi is a 4 year rescue who loves to sleep in hoodie pockets, watch finding Nemo (he will not watch anything other then that), yoshi...
  3. S

    Need immediate advice: rescue

    My mom became recently disabled in a car accident and could no longer take care of my little brother's tortoise. Upon taking over responsibility of the tortoise, I began to realize that she wasn't taking very good care of him anyway. I have no idea what kind of tortoise he is, just that he's a...
  4. JohnnyDigester

    Before and After Sulcatas

    haven’t posted in years, thought i’d share my success story with my original 2 rescues that were in horrible shape…. before and after, hope this lets people know there is hope for these guys, just takes years of proper care. although they have both grown in size and are walking correctly now...
  5. Sarah2020

    Double coastguard rescue for runaway

    To make you smile...... https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-58489582.amp?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16311962161019&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com
  6. L

    Looking to adopt a Russian tortoise. Albany NY

    We are looking to adopt a Russian tortoise. Let me know if you know of one. Thanks, Leah
  7. steven nix

    *wanted* terrestrial turtle in Georgia

    I don’t know if these wanted posts ever get any traction but thought I’d try it. I would like to adopt a couple of box turtles, or elongated tortoise, or Russian. I keep red foot tortoises currently, so I am not new to keeping turtles, but would like to expand to other breeds. I’m in Georgia...
  8. Glosseryck

    Adopted tort keeps trying to escape.

    I adopted a fully grown Greek male a couple of months ago. He's never been able to look outside of his current enclosure, but since his previous owners just let him walk around in the house, he knows that there's an outside world. He spends all of his days trying to look our of the enclosure...
  9. K

    Terrible beak on my rescues, tips for trimming, parrot beak?

    Any tips on what to do with this beak? This is a rescue I have had for a few months. Each month I slowly dremmel the top beak back not wanting to cause too much distress. But I’m not sure if I should attempt to do the bottom beak at the sides. I dont want to break/dislocate her jaw. So far I...
  10. Igor the Russian

    New Russian adopted

    Hi All, I’m taking a Russian in that my can’t take on their move. I’m in Massachusetts. They actually found him running loose 6 years ago so don’t know how old. I have read so much conflicting advice online so just wondering some basic stuff. They have him in a 48”x13” glass tank with garden...
  11. Ubercat

    Newly rescued Horsefield in the UK (diarrhea, poor appetite)

    Hi everyone, We're excited to be here! I managed to rescue an approximately 2.5 year old Horsefield tortoise last week. I'm completely new to tortoises, but I've been researching like mad, so I will hopefully do a better job than his previous owners. I have a couple of questions. Firstly, he's...
  12. C

    Set up for a Rescued Russian

    Hello all Tortoise lovers! I am in need of help and guidance.... Recently, I went to a local, reputable, reptile pet shop, to buy a baby (1 year old) Tortoise. As my sister did 3 years ago, and her little Russian Tort (Cinders) is ace. When I got there I was introduced to an adult male who had...
  13. M

    I need to free this poor red foot

    So my brother got a red footed tortoise about 5 years ago on a whim. HE did not tell anyone he was getting one he just showed up to the house with one and I don't think he really realized that this is a LIFE LONG pet that need SPECIAL CARE! My heart goes out to this tortoise because he is quite...
  14. yongsaurus

    Hello from Doha!

    Hello everyone! I’m a new tortoise owner residing in Qatar, Doha. I’ve never had a proper pet before due to some circumstances, I once was given an adult red ear slider turtle (i think he was, since he was big) by my cousin who no longer was able to house him. One day tho he went missing :( we...
  15. Questingbeast

    3-legged box turtle with shell damage - need some help

    I received this rescued 3-legged box turtle from a wildlife rescue and museum to work some magic with, but there is SO much going on with his shell that I'm honestly a bit confused with what kind of damage this all is or how to tackle the problem areas. I am more than willing to take him to the...
  16. K1RK

    another ornate saved from the road.

    This has the be the prettiest turtle I’ve help so far this year and figured i’d Share the beauty I briefly had in my company with all of you. She is safely in an adjacent pasture now.-
  17. ahaslem94

    Calcium with D3 for Eastern Box turtle

    Hello, I have a 25 year old rescue box turtle with signs of metabolic bone disease and stunted growth due to poor husbandry and lack of nutrition. She has both a UVA and UVB light in her indoor enclosure and I give her a serving of Critical Care nutrition powder every day or every other day...
  18. H

    Tortoise in danger and I need advice

    A adult Gopher tortoise has dug a burrow about 10 ft from a very busy road at the end of my street and I would like to know if anyone has ever tried to relocate one. I have seen several people intentionally run over tortoises here even adult Gophers.
  19. K

    Injured turtle rescued, but now what?

    Hi everyone! Im new here and only happen to find this forum bc my killer of a dog snagged yet another turtle from our yard. Luckily enough, i was able to stop him before he got to the very gushy insides, however shell damage did occur. I hate that this happens but the get in our fenced in...
  20. Dfwgolden

    Rehoming 3 Adult Box Turtles

    i am needing to rehome 3 adult three toed box turtles. They have been captive their entire lives ages range from 13 to 33. Two of them were rescues and came to me with severe MBD. They required beak reshaping procedures and still require regular filing and toenail trims. Two males and a...
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