spur thighed

  1. S

    Silly question about spur thighed tort

    Possibly something I should already know here.. but Colin is a spur thighed tort (Tunisian)- does the come under the Mediterranean tortoise category? Wikipedia says spur thighs do, but last time I checked Tunisia was in Africa 😅 Also how different is an African tortoise diet to a...
  2. tazpjm

    Constipated tortoise

    Hello everybody, my tortoise hasn't pooped in 1 week. Everytime she pees the excreting urate doesn't come out, and she tries to poop sometimes but it doesn't go out and today i gave her a warm bath and she didnt poop, she has also been unactive. I wonder if my baby tortoise has a problem with...
  3. K

    Is this Shell Rot?!?!

    My 4 year old Greek is correctly shedding. (I hope but I’m worried about a couple shots on her shell. Anyone think this is shell rot? One is a chip on the front of her shell near her head. The next two are the same spots one while wet and then dry. Then the last is her head that is correctly...
  4. P

    Rescued Greek Tortoise Advice

    Hi all, a friend knows I have a sulcata and asked me if I could take on a tortoise from someone else. I said yes just because it seemed they had nowhere else to go and recieved her today. She’s a tiny little Greek tortoise, fortunately she came with her annex certificate so it’s not as dubious...
  5. 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...
  6. laurenhodgec

    Fecal Impaction, substrate dilemma!

    Hi all, First of all, apologies my first post is not a positive one - but in need of some advice! My three year old Spur Thighed called Speckles fell ill around a week ago, his appetite had dropped, no pooping, and very lazy and lethargic which is the complete opposite to his usual self. I...
  7. T

    Outdoor Enclosure

    *New Member* Hi all, I have just found and joined this siye as my partner has recently moved his Spur thighs tortoise in with us. He has had her a while but as he worked away his parents kept her living with them. She has been kept outside in their enclosed garden and let to live and roam...
  8. mrm0bius

    Starlted tortoise during hibernation

    Hi all. My first time hibernating my spur thigh, shes in the fridge and everything been going ok so far. However, today when I went to check on her, I knocked over a bottle that made a bang and I saw her flinch/move so I shut the door straight away. Have I woken her up or will she go back to...
  9. Marz ??&?shelly

    Baby spur thighed SHELLY only wants to bask under her UVB strip light

    Hi all I’m a new mum to my baby Greek Spur- Thighed tortoise - Shelly - she is beautiful! I was bought her and her home plus accessories for Christmas. I have continued to monitor her every 5 -10 minutes checking the temperatures in the room and around her home.Our home in general is always...
  10. H

    Spur thighed gender/ sexing

    Hi would really appreciate everyone’s thoughts on my spur thighed tortoise. We thought she was female. But now not sure. She shows male behaviour towards my other female spur thighed (confirmed female by vet) and the tail is longer/ sits to the side compared to my female who has a short tail...
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