Hi Josh! Thank you for introducing yourself. we are new to the forum! We recently inherited what we think is a Calif Desert Tortoise! He is approx 15 inches long and we were told he’s about 20 years old. We love him, regardless, and want to take good care of him, So we are glad we found the Tortoise Forum! I think “Torty” will be going into hibernation soon? We Would appreciate any helpful info!
Good morning Josh!Russian tortoise trying to hibernate. My first hibernation with him. He is 15? Shell measures 4 1/2” and he is 13.4 oz. lights on 16 hr/off 8. 40 gal. terrarium 84-90 degrees. Questions: Care during hibernation? Food? Cleaning? How long? I know nothing about what I need to do or not do. Night temp night 62 degrees. Moreo valley, CA
Hello, I have a question!! I’m a new turtle mom I recently got a year old Russian box tortoise and I’ve noticed when he walks he drags his back legs!! But if he’s in the sun he uses his back legs to stand I don’t quite understand what is going on. Please help!!
Hi Josh, Thank you for the welcome!! I just posted a thread about needing help with an aggressive (towards people) sulcata. Can you check to see if I've posted it correctly? Looking for help. Thank you!! best-E
I brought my neighbor's tortoise home with me 3 months ago, (actually, I found him at my back door with a bloody leg and what looked to be bites on his front arms). He has been here since then. Last week I let him roam the yard & now he has more injuries to his front leg. Also he's missing nails. I'm sure he had 5 on each arm and now there are only 3. He digs, but would he really dig until his toenails break off?
So I tried using the lamps in secret, but my dad soon found out, and took her lamps. She has been living years with only sunlight coming from my window and no heat lamp. She is looking very sickly and I don't know what to do.
Hello everyone, Name is Brian.
I have a 5 yr old Male Salcuta that we raised from a baby. We just built a more heavy duty Outside enclosure. Question is I wanna build a better heat controlled house so he can escape the up coming florida summer. I built a house out of thick wood,but was wondering if anyone had better ideas/pics.