russian tortiose

  1. Rainbow Tortoise

    Horsfield Tortoise weight gain problems

    I weighed my 1 year old tortoise today and am concerned with the results. I have not had him very long but here are his weights so far: 1/7/18 - 59 grams 29/7/18 - 68 grams 31/8/18 - 72 grams 3/10/18 - 68 grams I am concerned about him loosing weight as he is a growing tortoise. Is this...
  2. Rainbow Tortoise

    Russian Tortoise pink pee - Help!

    My 1 year old Russian tortoise has been having pink instead of white pee and it is concerning my. We don’t feed him dandelion or any other food I have read can cause pink pee and I’m worried it might be blood. He seems fine other than this a part from that he doesn’t poo very often (twice a...
  3. R

    Temporary Home for my Russian...

    I am a first time tortoise owner here and am finding this forum a great source of information, so thanks everyone in advance for helping me out with all my questions! For reference, I have an adult Russian female tortoise, about 5 1/4 inches long. I have two questions: 1. What kind of carrier...
  4. Storm_Tort

    My Tortoise suddenly hates being handled??

    So when I first got my Russian Tortoise he was really friendly and enjoyed being handled. I could hand feed him pet his shell and easily soak him without hi getting stressed. Now I can't even reach my hand in his enclosure without him hissing and retreating into his shell, he refuses to be hand...
  5. mhbrazier

    My tortoise has scabs where her shell rubs on her skin. HELP!

    Hello all! I am new to this forum, but I need some advice. I have had a russian tortoise for six years and I've never had this problem before. Since about July I have noticed my tort, Sheldon, has scabs on her face, neck, and her 'armpits', all in places either her shell rubs or where her skin...
  6. juno663

    Russian Tortoise missing scales?

    I am new to tortoises, and only just recently adopted a russian tortoise. She had been injured by a dog. She received her antibiotics and got her shell patched up at the vet about a month ago. Since then she has been doing fine. She eats a lot, drinks when I soak her, and loves digging around in...
  7. A

    Russian shell healthy?

    hello, We’ve had our Russian tortoise for one year now. Recently I noticed little indents on the darker parts of his shell, like little bubbles. Never noticed this before, is it normal? Is his shell healthy in general?
  8. T

    HELP! Mouth problem!

    Hi, I have a two year old Russian tortoise called Ted, as of the past two weeks he's been acting as little funny with regards to his eating habits, he usually chomps his food and almost completely clears his bowl every time, but lately he has not, and he's been eating rather slowly. Noticing...
  9. A

    Preparing for a possible adult Russian

    Hello all! I just signed up today. I have been trying to research as much as I can before committing to taking an adult Russian home. When researching, I've been trying to read as many articles and watch as many YouTube videos to help me determine what is a true consensus across the board. I...
  10. Sarahjayne1991

    Hi could do with all the help I can get with a russian baby tortoise

    Hello, I'm new here so please be gentle with me. I'm pretty scared to post if im honest. I hope I'm posting in the correct part if not I'm really sorry. Please no one tell me off because I already know I shouldn't of done what I have and I'm a sensitive soul! It's not hard to make me cry ...
  11. H

    EDIBLE PLANTS list

    Decided to make a new list of edible plants for anyone interested. I edited a previous list I posted and down to EDIBLE plants only from these 4 sources. Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital Russian Tortoise.Org Susan M. Barnard. Reptile Keeper's Handbook. pp. 167-184. 1996. Tortoise Table - The...
  12. maggiefbryant

    Need to Re-home My Russian Tortoise Fast

    Hello! I recently took in a Russian tortoise for a coworker who was suppose to be moving to another state. Well she never ended up moving but now I am and she does not want him back. He is very sweet. I was told he is about 6-7 years old. She didn't have a UV lamp for him so I bought one. He...
  13. K

    Russian tortoise suddenly picky

    Hi guys, I'm fairly new here so I apologise if this is in the wrong place. My 1yr old Russian tort used to love eating, I would feed him alternations between organic spring mix, radicchio, dandelion, wild rose petals, and green chard. I take him out for sunlight for about 2-3 hours a day as my...
  14. shellandpenny

    Need bulb advice...

    Hoping you all can help me... I have two Russians and a baby sulcata . They go outside in the sunshine during the week but I bring them inside at night and when the weather is bad (Florida life). But- I’m sick and tired of the zoo med bulbs breaking and costing a fortune. My question to you...
  15. HelpRussianThomas

    Thomas is Sick. (closed eyes, dehydrated)

    Hi. Misty here. My son has a Russian Tortoise and is away on a trip in the Northern Tier Wilderness so my daughter and I are taking care of Thomas. Son is out of contact. Condition of Vivarium (I guess it’s called that) was poor. No lights were on it. It was dirty. I know that food and water...
  16. shellandpenny

    Outdoor options

    hey guys.. I have two Russians and they’re both about 2 years old, housed together. I keep them inside now but am contemplating moving them to my screened in porch. Safe from elements, but still outside. I do live in Florida where it’s hot and humid. Has anyone in Florida ever kept their...
  17. TortoisePal

    New tortoise Owner

    I have been earning the money to get a Baby Russian Tortoise. The cute little creatures always attracted me, so I decided I wanted one of my own. I did the research on how to care for them, what they eat, what their habitat requires, all that fun stuff. Everything is set up except for the light...
  18. Chloebark

    Hi! My name is Chloe, I have a Russian and Leopard Tortoise

    Hi all! I just want to share a little bit about myself and why I’ve joined this community. I have owned my Russian Tortoise, Walter, for about 6 years now. I have been wanting another tortoise for a long time and recently got a Leopard Tortoise hatchling, Rhae. Rhae was only 1 month old when I...
  19. Pattech

    Where to buy Food?

    Hello, I would like to know where I can buy food for my 2 Russian tortoises. I am kinda new with turtles but I have had them for about a year :eek: So if anyone could link some Web sites that are from Europe cause if I buy outside Europe I have to pay more where I live. Thanks. with best...
  20. M

    Distinguishing between a russian and hermann's tortoise

    Howdy there folk. I have a question that I just can't find the answer to anywhere. So I work at a national pet retail chain and we just got in this little guy. He was sent to us labeled as a russian tortoise. Now, admittedly, I'm not great at distinguishing between the Testudo species, but this...
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