Hi everyone, this is my first post and I'd like to get to it as quick as possible. So today I got a Sonoran Desert Tortoise from a friend, at my friends house he looked pretty healthy but on the car ride back to my house he started making clicking and croaking noises. I thought he was just...
When I got my first tortoise, he did the same thing. He wouldn't eat the lettuce, strawberries, carrots, grapes, or apple slices I gave him, and then 2-4 days later he was eating. The trick is to just wait.
My Sonoran Desert Tortoise has always whistled through her nose, even while sleeping. So I don't know if it is stress or a respiratory infection cause I know they can get that, or maybe it's just her thing.
Yeah, I wasn't so sure if mine was a Sulcata or not because she's 8 and is still 7-inches in length. I compared her to a Sonoran Desert Tortoise and they look so similar. So I'm pretty positive that's what mine is. I do give her baths twice per month but she doesn't change.
My Sonoran Desert Tort, Roxie, isn't pooping either. She eats occasionally every other day in the morning but lets her other food dry out. She's also been really sleepy and isn't that active. Now I know that tortoises hibernate, but she's right by a window and gets sunlight about 7-hours out of...
When I first got my tort Koopa, he didn't eat or drink for about four days, I've had him for five years and now he's doing just fine. I think they just need to adjust.
And some tortoise species including, Russian, Moroccan, and Hermann's are really territorial so I'd keep an eye on them.