What do you think about this Russian Tortoise? All Comments Welcome.

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What do you think about this Russian Tortoise? All Comments Welcome. image1.JPG image2.JPG image3.JPG
 

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Beak is overgrown and sure is dirty. Shell looks ok. There is a spot on plastron, by tail, looks like dirt, but if not could be an issue. Not good at the sex game, but think male. He has a very sweet face.
Did you just get him?
 

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Well, I don't do the best at seeing. But I think it's beak is too long, it seems extremely dry, the back half of the show looks kind of interesting, and I think it's a male.
So why are you asking? Did I get any of it right? :)
 

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Nothing right or wrong, just wanted overall impressions of this tort.
 

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overgrown beak looks male to me pretty big boy. looks like a wild caught import as well
 

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Beak is overgrown, but he sure is cute!
 

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Other than actually holding the aforementioned tortoise, from what I see would be the beak. Does it need human intervention? I'm not convinced. Any problems eating or drinking? No?…leave as is. Problems?yes…get it ground. If grinding is needed, have a tortoise recommend Vetinerian teach you how so that in the the future, you will have this skill yourself.
Feed on a flat, abrasive rock to help the grinding of the beak to continue,"naturally". Personally I've never seen this work, but many on the forum call it good so I pass it on to you. Keep us updated, we love photos of tortoises and their pens, ( helps us help you.)
And continue to ask questions and retain answers, this way you can help other.
 

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It looks pretty good to me. Eyes are bright and alert. I'd trim the beak just a little and give it a good scrub, other than that he looks pretty good. You hardly ever see little Russian tortoises' shells in as good a shape as his is.
 

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I can acquire this tortoise. I haven't planned on acquiring a Russian, but maybe I should. So I thought I'd see what shook out here in opinions and could add it to what I know.
 
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He looks pretty good to me. If I were in the market for a Russian, it would be one I'd consider buying.
 

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I think it looks good, like others said it needs a beak trim. I'm not sure I would trust someone who wears those shoes and socks with shorts though.:)
 

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OK, now the rest of the story...

I had not planned on acquiring another tort. However, this one is one someone wants to rehome. He says it doesn't get along with his sulcatas. I was thinking about getting him to a better environment. I came across this while looking for a female three-toed boxie.
 
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