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  1. Lulubadger7

    Female refoot not eating enough?

    Hi! I have a 3 year old Female Redfoot (Lucy) lately she hasnt been eating much? I can't get her to eat many greens, and she seems to only want to eat banana, some chicken (once a week) and maybe a grape or two. She has a varied diet and eats basically what I eat (I am a health nut/ I go out of...
  2. S

    Coconut Reptile Bedding-Coarse or Fine?

    Hi all. New to the forum/first post here! Had a question about what kind of coconut substrate to use. Two of them are the same brand, but one is fine grade and the other is coarse grade. Not sure which grade would be better for my tortoise comfort-wise (burrowing, marching around, etc.) or what...
  3. J

    Built a Tortoise Table... Decor?

    I'm adopting a Russian male soon (hopefully this week. first tortoise) and just I finished building my tortoise table. It's 6.5' x 3.5', a little smaller than the recommended 4' x 8' but he will spend a lot of the summer outside in a 4' x 8' so I am not too worried. I'm not sure how to...
  4. erinbug

    Adopting my first RF tortoise today!

    Hello, My name is Erin and I've been prowling this forum for about a month while setting up my first redfoot tortoise enclosure! Our Petco has had a RF juvenile for several years and I've finally decided to bite the bullet and rescue the little guy from his much-too-cramped tank. And today is...
  5. Heathcliff

    Russian Tortoise Closed Eyes

    My wife recently brought home a Russian Tortoise. When he first arrive two days ago he was active and eating. A day later and his eyes had closed and now wont open. He's stopped eating and generally doesnt move around much during the day. We were using a sand substrate but we switched to Coco...
  6. Lulubadger7

    Hi New here! Redfoot mom

    Helllooo! :) I am new here and not the best with posting tech etc... I have a redfoot who I adore named Lucy. She is hilarious.
  7. S

    where to keep a Spur-thighed tortoise?

    Hi everyone! I'm struggling to find somewhere to keep my spur-thighed tortoises when it is too cold to let them go in the garden at night. What is best to keep them in a vivarium or tortoise table? Also what sizes are needed? I read that a vivarium does not allow enough ventilation, but a...
  8. S

    What are the main problems you have found with your tortoise

    Hi everyone!! I am making a new tortoise enclosure for my tortoises Henry and T.Rex to stay in and I am looking into tortoise tables, does anyone have one? What are the benefits of having one over a vivarium? Also what are the main difficulties that you find when looking after tortoises? I have...
  9. RobMilkz

    New Owner Tips (Hermann Tortoise)

    Hello, I got my tortoise, Atlas, at a reptile shop along with his tortoise table, heat lamp, heat mad, soil substrate, water dish and vitamin powder containing calcium and vitamin D3. He is a 2017 Hatchling and came with a microchip. He is very active and loves to scratch at the corners, he...
  10. SBTortMom

    Experienced Tort Foster Mom Available

    If you are a CA Wildfire Victim in need of FREE S/T or L/T foster care for an adult Mojave Desert or Sulcata tortoise or two, I can help. Offering outstanding loving care, diet, custom outdoor habitat (or indoors, as as appropriate during brumation period). Retired RN with considerable Animal...
  11. B

    Tortoise just eating tortoise diet

    Hi i have a red foot tortoise that will just eat tortoise diet if i give him/she tortoise diet he/she will not eat his/she greens what should i do to get him/she to eat his/she greens or she/him is ok to eat tortoise diet
  12. B

    Is my red foot tortoise pyramiding?

    Hi i got a red foot tortoise it is 5 months old but i am new to tortoises it is my first tortoise could you tell me if my tortoise is stating to pyramid or that is ok like that is normal for a baby red foot tortoise i have a few pic of my tortoise if you want to look and see if he is starting...
  13. M

    Read ASAP ! Box turtle isn’t cared for

    There is a box turtle that my step brother “rescued” from the wild. He found it one day and took it and kept it on a land that his dad owns. He named it Bob and isn’t taking care of it. A little back story on my brother : he is my mom’s fiancé’s son. His dad bought him 2 sulcata tortoises just...
  14. K

    Newcomer from So Cal!

    Hello all! I recently joined this forum the other day, and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kelsey and I live in Southern California. I’m the proud owner of a 20 year old Texas Box Tortoise (I think that’s what she is, a vet suggested it), but recently rescued a tiny adorable baby...
  15. MaxisMYtortoise

    Why does my tortoise keep sleeping and is inactive?

    He has been cold(ish) and a bit tired. He is more active now because I let him sleep. He is like me lazy aha. But any advice?
  16. Kira582

    Indian Star Tortoise Trouble

    Hey,i m from India, And i have a Indian star tortoise,he is 4-5 months old,he he has developed a hump like structure on its shell,in the front side, So plz tell me what has caused it? And how can i prevent more from forming...
  17. Noodles1210

    no uvb/uva in enclosure

    so i recently had to seperate my two leos because of the male bullying the female. we had to quickly put together an enclosure for my female. we only have one uv light and the male is using it. i take both of the torts outside everyday for about 4-6 hours unless it’s raining, is the female ok...
  18. T

    Hello from Houston

    hey there! I’m a soon to be new mom to a baby Jordanian Greek tortoise! He/she will be here tomorrow. Here’s my set up and the details, let me know what y’all think and any improvements I could make. 4x2x12 2-3inches of 50/50 playsand and top soil Hide with moist spagum moss (spelling there...
  19. 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...
  20. Bdsgnz

    Torts have taught me to slow down in life. Girls best friend!

    Hi Everyone! My name is Brenda from Southern California. I was given 2 same little turtles back when I was like 5. That’s when my turtle & tortoises fascination began in how I could help & conserve the lives of these animals futures. I’ve learned that my little torts have thought my to slow...