tortoise health

  1. L

    Is my horsfield growing too fast?

    Hello. My horsefield is over 10 years old. He was living with my parents for this whole time until last week when he joined me. His condition was not good, he was living on fake grass no substrate, basking lamp which was 50 Celsius, eating only lettuce with no supplements the list goes on...
  2. J

    Please help. What do I do?

    Female red foot. About 5 years old.
  3. pritesh123

    Tortoise fell off and not eating anything

    Hello everyone, I'm new to tortoise form. I'm putting my concern here. My tortoise fell off stairs and he is not eating anything, he sleeps all the time, sometimes he suddenly starts moving. Today I was giving him water but it came out of his nose and mouth. I'm really scared and I don't any...
  4. P

    Light circle

    Hi! Sadly my parents bought me a tortoise when I was younger and we were given lots of information which turns out was all incorrect 😭 I want to get him a general health check so emailed the vets to ask if they see reptiles. But I’ve noticed he has some peeling skin, and a weird light patch...
  5. T

    Tortoise not eaten since late September

    So my 3 year old Russian tortoise hasn’t eaten since late September, it’s become very cold here in the U.K She is bathed every day to keep her hydrated but I’m becoming more worried at how long she hasn’t eaten for The temperatures are good in her enclosure ( 34 degrees C basking spot ), health...
  6. BabyMo

    Vet recommendation Please help

    Hello everyone! I'm a new owner of leopard tortoises. One of them has very watery poop. It was never a solid stool. It looks like he has diarrhea. It's been a month now. I want to get a fecal test just to be safe. Would you guys recommend any vets that you guys are familiar with...
  7. ManAlive85

    RI or sinus problems?

    I’ve kept a growing collection of Indian Stars for the last three years. The oldest is a male I’ve had since he was a 30g hatchling, he now weighs over 800g. He eats everything in sight and is very active. I follow the advice prescribed on this forum quite closely in terms of habitat and...
  8. Minitortoise

    Sulcata tortoise health

    hello! 1 or 2 years ago(not sure when) my family adopted a baby sulcata tortoise, I recently found out it’s gender again, she’s a female. She’s, unfortunately, been living in a big enclosure that was meant for two bunnies we used to have. We recently moved her to a better home meant for...
  9. R

    Tortoise not eating / freaking out

    Hi everyone, Rowdy the Russian tortoise is about seven years old now. Everything was fine up until a three days ago when I noticed he started ramming the walls and decor in his enclosure. I thought this was odd so I looked closer and he was walking around with his head sucked in his shell. I...
  10. A

    Help! Redness and runny poo!

    I have a Hermann’s tortoise and I have had her for about a year. I have started noticing some redness on her growth lines and she has been having some runny poop recently. Her diet consists of mustard greens, turnip greens and dandelion greens mostly. I sprinkle her food with calcium once a...
  11. Kristielllen

    Watery poop?!

    Hi! My new to me spekes hingeback tortoise is having runny poop. When I first got her, I got her to the car and she immediately pooped. It was watery but was definitely a regular poop color, but had a pretty bad smell. Two days later she pooped again, it was a lot less but it was still watery...
  12. Marginated.Oakley

    Does my tortoise’s belly look normal?

    I looked at the underside of my 7 mo a marginated tort and was curious why there’s are indentations along the tummy. Could someone please give some advice of why this might happen? Thank you!!
  13. P

    Concerned about my new Russian tortoise

    Hi, I got my first tortoise a few days ago. I’m new to this and I’m concerned for him so I’m looking for any help. Is his shell unhealthy? Also he is missing two nails on one of his front legs. But one of the places it is missing has grown scales over it so I don’t think it will grow back
  14. U

    Need help save my radiated tortoise

    Good morning everyone, I need help desperately. My radiata is about 30 years old. A few months back he stopped eating and became lethargic. He has been seen by multiple exotic vets and treated mainly with antibiotics, via injection and orally. A couple of weeks back, a feeding tube was...
  15. H


    Emergency! Born June 24th, 2020 this little girl Honu was always a sweet, active, happy baby tort. Out of the litter some liked to charge but this girl was always very sweet. Hence why I think she's a girl. Here's a ton of pictures to help describe her issue she's going through. Im fairly...
  16. O

    Red line near face?? (nose and eye)

    Hello!! I’m so sorry if im posting in the wrong place or wrong way, but this website is a little confusing to navigate ? My tortoise (I don’t know the exact species, but if I had to make an educated guess I would say Russian) (I also have no idea what gender he is) just got this red line that...
  17. F

    Tortoise won’t stay awake for long

    I have a 4 month old Sulcata. For the last 10 or so days he has not been opening his eyes. I began soaking him everyday in warm water and recently added carrot baby food and pedialyte to his baths. I also added some pedialyte to his pool. I also use eye drops everyday. He only opens his eyes...
  18. ashleymiller28

    Young Sulcata has URI, should I bring her to the vet?

    Hello, about a month ago I took my sulcata to the vet and she prescribed her ciprofloxacin to be taken orally every other day over the course of two weeks. As my tortoise finished up her medicine, she began to go back to normal (being very active, eating and going to the bathroom regularly)...
  19. Isabel Casiño

    No activity since we changed countries

    After we moved here to Alabama my RF King was having problems adjusting, he still does and its been over 5 months already. In these 5 months he hasn't eaten properly, just a nibble of his food occasionally and he stays in the house area of his new enclosure (a shaded dark area separated from the...
  20. ashleymiller28

    Dark spots under shell for sulcata tortoise?

    Hello! Just this morning I picked up my sulcata tortoise (I am guessing she is around 7-8 months, I received her in May of this year) and inspected the underside of her shell. I was surprised to see those dark little half circles near the bottom as just a few weeks ago I checked her underside...