russian tortiose

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    How often should my russian tortoise poop?

    I am a new tortoise owner and I decided on getting a russian because of where I live. I keep her inside. I've only had her with me for a few days and she's eating just fine. I've given her some calcium already and given her a warm soak. She hasn't pooped yet and I'm not sure if it's from stress...
  2. A simple meal shared among friends.

    A simple meal shared among friends.

    Today El Merlin had a simple lunch and shared it with his best friend Starry. El Merlin loves his dandelions and romaine leaf topped with LS pellets. Starry likes to nibble on the LS pellets when she see's them!
  3. Really? Seriously now?.... You guys get any closer and I'll eat your camera!

    Really? Seriously now?.... You guys get any closer and I'll eat your camera!

    El Merlin eyeing you for being to close! ... Just be glad today wasn't the day he put on his eye patch! ... Arrrrghh
  4. El Merlin the ravager of food!

    El Merlin the ravager of food!

    El Merlin likes to play with his food and wear it as a mask... sometimes like today he chased the cat away for getting to close and then finished his meal! The menu today is a bit of diced baby carrot, yellow squash, cucumber, topped with Mazuri LS food pellets, on top of romaine lettuce leaf....
  5. texastort17

    Russian Tort burrowing during the summer heat

    Hello, I’m trying to find out what may be going on with my tort. She’s always been an outdoor tortoise and was previously with my father—now she’s living in an outdoor enclosure at my house. The enclosure is 8x4 and about 3.5-4ft deep soil. It’s been a bit warmer since it’s August now and we...
  6. T

    Looking to adopt

    Hey I’m looking to adopt a adult male Hermans tortoise or a adult male Russian tortoise in Texas 10+preferred lmk if anyone has any available:) pictures will be asked
  7. megnlong

    Orange Gummy waste?!??

    I need some help I found this weird waste next my tortoises food bowl. It’s orange and gummy in texture.
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    Russian tortoises in Brazil

    I am planning on moving from Massachusetts USA to a small city in the State of Minas Gerais, the climate there is a subtropical in which dry seasons are dry and rain season very moderate. Right where I am I have an indoors enclosure but I do wish to spend more time outside in my future home...
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    Missing Russian Tortoise !! Hollywood CA

    Hi everyone, Our Russian tortoise Houdini has gone missing in our yard and has been gone for 2 days since 5/10/2022 on Melrose and Wilton, there’s a small chance that he has escaped the yard as we have looked pretty much all over our yard, please anyone in the area if you see him please email...
  10. Inspire2be

    Safe outdoor weeds? Please help. Appreciate responses! (Russian)

    I have a new Russian & I live in upstate NY. Can anyone glimpse these 6 (labeled with each pic for clear photo) pictures & tell me if these are safe for Oogway to eat or not. I’m sure it’s been asked a ton but I just want to make sure lil dude eats right & appreciate any...
  11. texastort17

    Temporary indoor enclosure

    Hi, all! I know it’s a little early to be worrying about winter time, but I like to be prepared. I’ve posted here once before, but basically I inherited the family russian tortoise from my dad this past spring. She’s about 15 years old (probably older, but that’s how long he’s had her) and...
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    Looking for an appropriate sized tortoise table!

    Hi everyone! I recently, and a bit abruptly, acquired a Russian Tortoise. I temporarily have him in a 40 gallon tank which I know is not ideal for him so I was looking at some tortoise tables to get him into something more comfortable ASAP. I came across this Tortoise Table on Etsy and wanted...
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    Please can someone look at my Russian tort:(

    Hey. We’ve had this little girl for a couple months now. She came from a home where they did not know how to care for tortoises. I’ve done all my research, feed her adequately, she’s got a heat lamp, goes outside twice a week and gets soaked. Does her shell look okay? It’s not completely round...
  14. K

    2 Russian tortoises up for adoption.

    2 very sweet Russian Tortoises up for adoption. They are about 10 years old and are very healthy. I can send pictures upon request. Southern California area (Palmdale).
  15. texastort17

    Stay outside during texas winter?

    Hey, y’all. I have a russian tort that I’m keeping watch over for my dad until he has a yard to keep her in again. We’ve had her for around 12+ years and for about 5-6 years he’s kept her fully outside all year round. I’m not well versed in the ins and outs, but I’ve got a great outdoor set up...
  16. 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...
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    Need help with my russian tortoise’s schedule

    Hi again! I have a few questions/asking for advice! I have (what we believe to be a male) russian tortoise! I got him a little over 24 hours ago from petsmart. I’ve done tons on research on the testudo genus, russian tortoises themselves, and how to care for them as well as keeping them indoors...
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    ISO female Russian tortoise

    Hello, I am a middle school science teacher and I have been thinking about adopting a female Russian tortoise as a classroom pet. I would prefer to either adopt one, or get one through someone who breeds them. Please reach out to me with pics and prices. Thanks!
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    Need to get rid of tortoise

    Hi there! My cousin is needing to get rid of her Russian Tortoise and I am helping her. She is lovely, but unfortunately would be happier getting the love and care she deserves. She’s healthy and well cared for, but as she’s grown has become too busy to give her the extra care. She’s so sad to...
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    White Marks By My Russian Tortoise’s Eyes

    Hi, im new to this forum and a fairly new owner of my Russian tortoise. Her name is Beatrice, this morning I noticed marks on her face near her eyes and practically had a heart attack, can anyone please help me? (Dont mind the dirt on her head she had just finished burrowing before i scooped her...