1. TacoHermanooo

    Sleeping position any cause for concern?

    This little monkey had started sleeping a lot like this and gives me a fright everytime she does it. Is it anything to worry about!?
  2. Paschendale52

    Sleeping Turtles in Pond

    Its been pretty difficult to get any pictures of the turtles in their new pond since I put them in in September. I finally went out the other day and noticed that all of their daily sleeping positions for brumination were out in the open. Usually I can find 1 or 2 of the 6 turtles if I spend 30...
  3. Wookie

    Change in sleeping habits

    Hi all, I'm seeking advice for our lil Russian tort Wookie. For the past few months he will wake up at the exact time his light and heating comes on. He has been spookily accurate with this honestly it amazes me because he digs himself so far down at night I don't know how he knows! Must be...
  4. Abby7

    African Sulcata Tortoise Hibernating?

    My parents have had a tortoise for 13 years now. We've always thought that she was an African Sulcata but I recently came across some information saying that sulcatas do not hibernate/brumate, but she has been doing so every year during the winter months. We have always brought her indoors when...
  5. A

    Greek tortoise - always asleep

    Hello, We have a two year old Greek tortoise who seems be sleeping too much. We’ve had him for a few months and when he first arrived he’d be up for 8-10 hours a day basking under the light for most of it. Having come back from holiday (with friends looking after him) he now only wants to...
  6. M

    Sick Horsefield Tortoise - Is he hibernating or sick?

    Hello everyone! I have a 2 year old horsefield tortoise named Newton. Over the past three weeks he has completely stopped eating and is sleeping all the time, only waking up if pestered enough (which I don't want to do) but then going straight back to sleep when putting him back down again. Due...
  7. Ascott8769

    Sheltered temperature too hot?!

    Hi I have recently got a Mediterranean spur thigh tortoise he has an open vivarium and is being kept in our living room. We have just checked the temperature for the undercover shelter where he sleeps and it is reading at 80F which I am aware is too hot. Any guidance or tips on how to cool it...
  8. F

    Hermanns tortoise is trying to hibernate? Need help

    Hello to all tortoise lovers, I'm new here so I might be asking something I'm not supposed to here. Feel free to redirect me plz. I had hermanns tortoise that got sick and survived for 2,5 - 3 years (it was it's age as well). I might have done plenty mistakes as it was my first tortoise ever...
  9. TacoHermanooo

    Does anyone else’s tortoise sleep like this?

    Does anyone else’s tortoise sleep like this? He doesn’t half scare me, thought something was wrong first time he did it ?
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    Orzo here, this is my life as a pie chart ?? What other things do you do during your busy tortie days? ??
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    I write a To do list every day on my personalised tortie paper, got to write these things down when you’re busy busy busy like me!! Can you relate? ?? #workhardplayhard #grindneverstops
  12. M

    top of russian tortoise head is RED :(

    hi everyone, i would really really appreciate some input ... the top of my russian tortoise's head has turned RED!! i'm really concerned. In terms of behavior, he has been more lethargic and has not been moving very much. lots of sleeping and just staying in the same corner. these past two or so...
  13. SuperReggie64

    Help. (some general questions)

    Hello I'm a new tortoise owner. I just wanted to ask people what's the normal time to feed and how long should they be asleep? Today my tortoise slept for over 15 hours. His 11 years old we think (his a rescue) and is a horsefield tortoise. I have been giving him food twice a day. And I also...
  14. T

    My Tortoise Sleeps 24hours + and doesnt wake up.

    I bought my tortoise about a week ago and he is about 5-6 months old. He goes to his cold/humid side of his table and burrows under the soil and stays there for over 24 hours until i pick him up cause i get worried. That's the only way hes woken up so far because I don't want him to starve or...
  15. turtlebean

    A Day in the Life of Tortillini

    Hi all! As some of you guys know, i’m newish to these forums as well as still new to owning a tortoise! I got tortillini I think about 3-4 weeks ago. Who knows, in quarantine all of my days are starting to blend together lol! I just wanted to share some pictures of my little guy and his daily...
  16. No1much

    Russian tortoise lighting hours?

    Hi all ☺️ I got my Russian tortoise Cadwell about 5 weeks ago. When I got him he was quite dehydrated and lathargic. His urates were like crumbled chalk so I don't think he had great care when I got him. On top of that he was being bullied and bitten by his cage mate blink (my partners tortoise...
  17. L

    worried abou my little one

    hi everyone, I have two Hermann tortoises housed separately, now 3 months old They are completely different characters. When I bought them home just over 4 weeks ago, both were very active. One doesn't eat much and is very active but has consistently put on weight , the other eats what I...
  18. margosha

    Baby sleeping too much??

    Hi all! I'm still new to the forum, but I have posted a few threads and have received very helpful responses! So I'm hoping I can get more advice on another concern I have. I got my baby RT about a month ago, and from the beginning, he has been sleeping a lot. I know that babies sleep a ton...