russian tort

  1. S

    Russian tortoise partially ate a store-bought rose

    My Russian boy Flash was hungry, and my dad decided to get my mom roses when he got home from work earlier. She decided to take a few of the rose petals and feed them to him as a treat, but I was a little hesitant and I looked up if they could eat roses. I told her right away that they shouldn’t...
  2. Dinokid140

    Is there a way I can find out if my tortoise likes music?

    My tortoise is a russian tortoise named Albert who I just got recently. My school I heard has a science fair and my idea for it was to find out what type of music Albert likes. I am going to use a small Bluetooth speaker. How would I gage if he likes a certain type or not? I'm going to make sure...
  3. K


    Anything up with Rondos shell? Just a little curious, dont know if I’m too paranoid about his health or not. He seems fine, he’s really active! Just not sure if his shell is healthy, and if I should take him to the vet.
  4. K

    Russian tort ear abscess or scute injury?

    Hi! This is Torti! I got her a few months ago :) I just noticed this large ball on her neck and I’ve washed it to keep it clean but is this something that could go away or is it an abscess that needs draining? She loves to dig and shes been digging more than usual, and I did notice when she...
  5. Otis-RussianTort

    Enclosure Upgrade for Otis!!

    I know size could be bigger, but I am really proud of myself for the changes I have made in the last week for Otis! ? larger enclosure, deeper substrate, hide on the cool side, new light fixture with reptisun 10.0 bulb, and soaking pellets before serving with greens. Basking temp is 100-102...
  6. B

    Looking to adopt Russian tortoise, juvenile and up

    Hoping to find some Russian tortoises captive bred around juvenile and up. From Aurora IL
  7. Otis-RussianTort

    Help! Tortoise age and shell health

    Hey guys! Yesterday someone on the forum guessed Otis is between 5-10+ years old. Is there a way I can narrow down a closer guess to how old he is? Also, does his shell look dry and should I be doing anything for it? Currently, I mist him and short soaks. Thanks in advance :)
  8. Yoyotort

    Dimensions for a full-grown male Russian tort enclosure??

    Hello! I have a 2 year old Russian tortoise. He currently lives in a zoo med enclosure but he has been full grown for a while now and it is too small. We were working on getting a custom enclosure made but that fell through so I’ve decided to make one myself. I was wondering the minimum...
  9. SienaSunshine

    Russian Tortoise Feeding Frequency?

    My Russian Tortoise, Sunshine, was malnourished when I got her (I found her abandoned on hiking trails). As such I've been trying to feed her a lot to get her weight up. Now that she seems to be a healthier weight, I was wondering how frequently and how much I should be feeding her? I've read...
  10. victoria146

    Strange embryo’s formation

    Hi guys! Exactly 3 weeks ago my Russian tortoise laid 2 eggs. This is my first time with the eggs and I’m very worried as well as excited. So, the first embryo seems to be developing okay (according to many pics I’ve seen in the last 3 weeks). But the second one seems to be having some...
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    She’s the size of a gum tape roll!
  12. Kwakin

    What Gender?

    Does anybody know any signs of telling the difference between a male or female? Because I just got a new baby Russian that we got 4 days ago and he/she is about 6-10 months old. Can anybody help me I want to use one gender instead of just the antecedent(name) we picked for them “Sonoma”
  13. Victoriatori

    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    I apologize for the length. Hello, I may have jumped into this boat a bit more prematurely than planned. I had a friend post about rehoming a Russian tortoise a few months ago, and then again a couple days ago and I've owned reptiles in the past (though it's been a few years and I wasn't...
  14. 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...
  15. Connor_b123

    My tortoise Greek or Russian tortoise has been having some problems please help

    I have had my tortoise melon for about 8 months now and she is a Greek or Russian tortoise that is about a year to year and a half old. Until recently she has been very active but I’ve noticed that she just hides in her hide all day long and I have to take her out to eat and then she eats and...
  16. Aidan ❤️

    Bedding for Russian tortoises?

    I’ve had my female Russian tort for about two years and I’ve bounced (safely) around about 7-8 beddings. At first, I had Guinnea pigs and I got the tort as a surprise so I used some wood shavings that I used for my Guinnea pigs and it worked temporarily. Then I got mulch shavings and different...
  17. N

    vivarium grow your own weed help??

    Hey so im just looking online for the best substrate to grow weeds for my russian hatchlings! What are russians usual fave weed too? I know mine love dandelions but want them to have a variety!! Please can someone point me to the best stuff
  18. addyson123

    Substrate and Lighting

    Hello, I posted a thread yesterday on my enclosure and I am planning on DIY making a 4x6 table. So I have a few questions about specifics. Recommendations (preferably with links) for the best (and cheapest) substrate for russians Also recommendations for the best lighting/heating options. (I...
  19. Ruszian Tortoise

    Soapy Soak!?

    Does no one else always have soap on their hands, even after rinsing?! I wash my hands before giving my tortoise a bath... And I can never get all the soap off! So I always wonder/suspect there to be soap in her bath! Any suggestions? Oh, also.. I always scrub off her bath with soap and water...
  20. Ruszian Tortoise

    ...what is this? For Russian

    Is this okay for a Russian tortoise?I think this one is... I forget, d-----------a?, and what about this?