1. S

    Can you help us identify this tortoise

    any chance anyone can help us identify her ?
  2. Dcatalano


    Thought of you all when I saw this.
  3. T

    Need help making sure my new tortoise is healthy

    Hello everyone! I just joined this forum just a few minutes ago and this is my first post. I just bought a Russian tortoise from someone near by a couple days ago and he seems to have a few concerning issues. First issue was that his beak and nails were severely overgrown, but I took care of...
  4. H

    Sulcata GPS?

    Hello! I have had Humphery (my 16 year old, 60ish pounds sulcata) for about 9 years now. He is an annual escape artist... no matter how mush we shore up his yard, he seems to escape one way or another every fall (painters left a gate open, my goats broke a fence, or he burrows underneath. every...
  5. J

    UPDATED - Want to Re-Home Russian Tortoises, their names are Sleepo and Turner.

    Basic care requirements: need to be fed a variety of wild weeds, grasses, broadleaf weeds. They need a good variety calcium rich diet, I usually feed mine Monday through fri then I don’t feed them on the weekends. There enclosure needs to be 8x4 feet or larger per tort they can be housed outside...
  6. Katamari.Sweetheart

    New Cal. Desert Tortoise Guardian

    Hello, I’ve just rescued a baby desert tortoise (gopherus agassizii), gifted from an accidental captive clutch. I’m applying for a permit. I’m new to tortoise keeping and want to make sure I’m doing the best I can for my little guy. I noticed that he has a lot of debris and crust around his...
  7. D

    Shell issue

    Hello I posted this before when my tortoise shell looked better. My red foot tortoise is 3 years old. Her shell started to show a lot of white. I have put the humidity up as well. But it seems to look worse now. I just wanted to hear some opinions of what it could be. I been brushing her with...
  8. H

    Is my tortoise ok?

    Hi all Im a little vague on complete details as it is not my tortoise as such. My sister purchased a tortoise quite a few years back now, I believe it is a russian horsefield. Whilst she has an enclosure outside we do not put her in this enclosure a lot as we live in the UK and it gets cold so...
  9. ayrgrn

    Timer plug keeps blowing UVA spotlight bulb. Help?

    Hello, I have a 50w UVA Arcadia Spotlight bulb, with a dome reflector, fixed into an Arcadia light fixture, plugged into a wall timer that is set on 7am - 7pm. Over the past few months, the bulb keeps blowing. Over the past 3 months I have gone through about 7 50w bulbs due to them blowing...
  10. 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...
  11. D

    What’s wrong with my tortoise

    Hello! I’m new here and I had a question. I own a red foot tortoise and she’s 3 now but she started showing white all over her shell. I can’t tell if it is dryness or rot. I been brushing her lightly with distilled water for two days but is not coming off. Does anyone know what could it be and...
  12. T

    Help with heat and humidity

    When I get my indoor greenhouse for my 6 month old redfoot, how will I avoid uri? A lot of people say to make my che thermostat at 80 but isn’t the humidity supposed to be around 80? I feel like having them at around the same percentage is kind of risky for ri. Lmk what y’all think I should do...
  13. Marisa_marie17

    Please help!!! (shell rot?)

    My tortoises shell has been roughed up since the day I got her and Ive always been cautious of it and I just noticed some things that I really don’t like and I’m panicking bc something isn’t right. Please give all advice and help me with what this might be. I’m super worried about my babe. Like...
  14. H

    Tortoise suddenly won’t eat

    Tortellini (Eastern Hermann) is about 4-6 months old and is 76g. I keep him in a vivarium because it is terribly dry in the winter (like my own body is cracking because it’s so dry). It’s around 70%~80% at all times. Cool zone 28c, hot zone 33c, central 30c. He had sun soak time until early...
  15. TortoiseGirl (Ava)

    My baby Hermann tortoise is inactive! Might be a respiratory infection, please help! (Vet isn't an option)

    Hi! I got Petra a few months ago, near the end of summer. She was an active tort and she loved to eat. After I got her another newborn friend ( same species ) Levi, she started being a bit inactive. Then suddenly she stopped coming out, she ate though. I realize now, the temperature was too...
  16. C

    I’m new and need some tips

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me something ups on how to take care of my tort I got last night. It’s a marginated tortoise, I have a tortoise table with substrates, dishes and a pool. I’ve ordered some fake foliage as well. I was curious on is there any tips I can do to help it settle...
  17. L

    Its been a while

    I haven't posted my friend in a while. He/she has gotten bigger since I first brought him/her home in August. Was only the size of my palm now I can't even hold em in my hand without spreading my fingers. I've seen the new growth and neck flakes. Was just posting some pics to see how he/she is...
  18. G

    New tortoise owner: my Tort is not eating

    Hello! I am a new tort owner and I got him yesterday. Can you let me know if this is normal? - not eating - mouth looks black and stained - can’t really see his nose holes - eyes: one is slightly bigger than other? - not really active I’m not sure if it’s because he’s sick or he is not...
  19. J

    Should you bake, boil or freeze loose coconut fiber substrate?

    Hello everyone, I just bought some Zoo Med eco earth loose coconut fiber substrate but i’m worried about having a mite infestation. I wanna know if others have had pleasant experiences with this substrate, or how I should clean it before adding it into the enclosure. - Thanks in advance!
  20. A

    What is wrong with my tortoise

    Please let me know if you see something wrong or odd and give me ideas on what to do. I’m trying to do better for her and I would greatly appreciate it. Thankyou!