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  1. T

    Hermann’s tortoise eye problem

    Hey everyone , so I have a one year old Hermanns tortoise who may be having trouble with one eye. Her right eye seems to be fine as you can see from the second and third pics , but her left eye has a white border around it and when she blinks it looks kind of painful the 4th image shows exactly...
  2. siceflo23

    Eastern Hermanns For Sale- Michigan

    I have a juvenile Eastern Hermanns tortoise, Garfield. As you can tell from the name, Garfield has a healthy appetite and is to be a big tort. I just don't have the space that I know they deserve, or enough time give to them. Overall, I want to make sure they get a good home, with a...
  3. Pokey

    Tortoise sleeping outside burrow

    I have an approximately 25 year old female Morafkas Desert Tortoise (whose been in my care for about ten years). Lately when I walk out back at night I notice she’s sleeping outside her burrow out in the open. Is that behavior normal? I’m worried that a great horned owl or something else might...
  4. Connor_b123

    My tortoise Greek or Russian tortoise has been having some problems please help

    I have had my tortoise melon for about 8 months now and she is a Greek or Russian tortoise that is about a year to year and a half old. Until recently she has been very active but I’ve noticed that she just hides in her hide all day long and I have to take her out to eat and then she eats and...
  5. M

    Artificial UV or Daily Sunning?

    Hi all, When I first set up my tortoise enclosure I put in a Zilla slimline fluorescent tube fixture. On the packaging it said it was good for a sulcata tortoise and I had read online that it was a good fixture. However after reading on this site and others from people who know much more about...
  6. Jarvis

    Tortoise Identification Help

    Hello, This is Horace. He's about 45 years old and he's been in the family for all of this time, but, we've never known what type of tortoise he is. We've looked at lots of pictures but none have looked very similar to Horace. We were just wondering if anyone can help us identifying him? Thank...
  7. Melissa0617

    Hibernation question for tortoises

    Hi everyone 😊 I was hoping I can receive some helpful advice. I am a newer custodian owner of two female gopherus agassizzi. I have a beautiful habitat for them outside that is large and safe. I also have two burrows the same exact size but they both go to only one of the burrows. The previous...
  8. tort_us

    Ate miracle gro potting mix

    I turned around for two seconds to weed a plant and found my 3-year-old Russian tortoise eating miracle gro potting mix. He took between one and three bites of dirt and may or may not have eaten perlite pellet(s). I’m really worried but it doesn’t have any sort of insecticide or weed killer—...
  9. Drama

    Hey Koopa the Baby Sulcata here!

    Hey there, new tortoise owner here. I'm from Seattle Washington Pacific North West area and my tortoise will be growing indoors, I have a magnificent house and when my sulcata gets to be a little bigger I have a whole room planned out for her, there will be outside time but not a whole lot...
  10. T

    Possible Scale or Shell Rot??

    Hey guys. So I recently rescued this tortoise and I've moved him into a 4x4 enclosure. And today I noticed one of his little scales lifted up near his face. Is this serious? Is he shedding? Or did he hurt himself? I've attached pictures. Also if you guys can take a look at his under shell and...
  11. K

    Free Russian tortoise

    I’d like to rehome my sweet tortoise to a good home. I’m no longer home nearly enough to give berry the type of attention and care he deserves. I’d be more comfortable rejoining him to someone who has actually owned tortoises or Russian tortoises before. Someone with a suitable enclosure or...
  12. L

    Smartest tortoise ever!

    I saw this video a few days ago, I can't stop watching it and I thought I would share it in here. It's so funny It's worth watching, the description is in spanish and that's a desert tortoise so I'm guessing that's Sonora, Mexico. It says the tortoise escaped twice so they decided to record it...
  13. N

    Is my baby tortoise still fine?

    I have had a baby sulcata tortoise for around 7 months now, a month ago I moved it from enclosures, it has heat lamp, food bowl and water dish. Since I've moved it into the new enclosure, I have not seen it eating or drinking (please note this is my first time keeping a baby tortoise). I have...
  14. X

    Whats wrong with my tortoise

    Hi all I'm knew here, this is my first tortoise and I'm worried about him. I let him out yesterday and as I was busy doing house work he managed to go missing. I'm not sure if he was managed to get under the couch but we couldn't find him anywhere. I came down stairs today to find him on his...
  15. N

    Sulcata shell rings as a method of determining age?

    I understand there is a way to make an educated guess as to the tortoise's age. Half the number of rings in each section? I would be very interested in hearing from the community here, I have attached a couple photos of the guy... Thanks in Advance!
  16. R

    Russian tortoise uvb

    I have a 4 year old russian tortoise named trevor that I got around 2 days ago and ive noticed since ive had him his eyes stay shut when im around him but when I have a camera set up he opens them and I was wondering if my UVB effected him, I was told that my uvb was good for him but ive heard...
  17. E

    Help me and my buddy please

    I feel helpless. my russian tortoise lower shell is deteriorating since I got him a year ago. he gets one hour of sunlight a day. He gets tortoise pellets with occasional fruit pieces and salad. and where I live(south asia) there are barely any dark vegetables so I stick with tortoise pellets.he...
  18. T

    My Russian Tortoise

    Hey all, First off I want to say thank you to everyone who responded to my last thread. I learned alot and did a bunch of research on my own to provide the best for my new tortoise. Now if you guys could help me identify if he is indeed a male and if his nails are the proper length or too...
  19. T

    How do you cope with tortoise loss?

    Sorry for a depressing post, but I would like to know how others cope with their tortoise loss. I live in Southern California. The desert tortoise was in my family for 50 years. Different generations took care of the tortoise, and it was my mom's turn to take care of him. (The tortoise was a...
  20. kiramcathey

    Tortoise Got Stuck and Ripped Claws Out

    Hello, my tortoise lives in an outside enclosure. Sometime within the past 24 hours, he got stuck while climbing. When I went to feed him this evening, he had been trying to get unstuck for at least long enough to either rip his claws out/file them down flat. Most of his claws are no longer...
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