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    You know you have a tortoise when...

    Someone makes a joke about your tortoise outliving you for the 50th time
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    It was not. Does Dr. Proenca specialize/have much experience with torts? I might look into asking her for advice, at least! I'm so upset that it happened, I wish exotic vets weren't so hit or miss.
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    Thank you so much. This has been scary. Hopefully it's just what y'all have said and he won't need any more vet visits for a while
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    That's really good to hear. The vet insinuated that just because his bloodwork was good didn't mean it wasn't a liver/etc issue, and I got super worried. I really hope it is just the result of poor needlework.
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    I also am wondering if the vet did a not so careful job. If it was edema, is that a huge issue/life-threatening? Or do I just have to wait?
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    The photo is of him inside his "night time" area. Basically, he has a 40 gal glass tank with coco fiber bottom and timothy hay for burrowing, where he sleeps, it also has a UVB and basking lamp. During the day we have to watch him outside, but we're building him a new enclosure outside so that...
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    Bump, I'm pretty concerned...
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    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    So on Wednesday, I took my tortoise into the vet for a beak trim. He's a ~7 year old Hermann's tortoise. The vet was an exotics vet, and after trimming called me to ask if she could do some bloodwork. She said that this was all part of his check-up and that his skin seemed a little thick...
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    Outdoor Enclosure Design Help

    Bump, can anyone answer my questions?
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    Outdoor Enclosure Design Help

    Here is an overhead view of the area I plan to make his home in. How many hours of sun per day would y'all say is adequate for a Hermann's? I want to make sure this area is sunny enough. Like I said, I plan to clear the ivy and plants and put down my own substrate, maybe on top of a tarp or...
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    Outdoor Enclosure Design Help

    Update: the current area is 12x6 feet, not sure how tall it should be though. I'm thinking I'll divide it into two or three sections, and each section will be latched. Is this enough space?
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    Terrarium tank

    Why did you switch? I thought wooden was better??
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    Outdoor Enclosure Design Help

    Hello! I'm new and have some questions! So it is finally time to build my tortoise the home of his dreams! No longer shall he spend his days outside closely monitored by me or in a kiddie pool of substrate. He shall be free! Sort of... Anyways, I live in Los Angeles, and I have finally got the...
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