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    Looking for Hermann’s in California

    Hey. We will not have a booth this year. Local pick is good if you don’t want to ship. I’m in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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    Looking for Hermann’s in California

    Hello. I have a one year old female western Hermann’s available and will have hatchings ready in about four months once they reach triple their hatch weight. Let me know if you’re interested and I send you pictures of her.
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    Fecal Impaction, substrate dilemma!

    Hi Lauren. As a vet tech I've seen many issues with constipation, obstruction and GI perforation with various substrates. For this reason in my indoor habitats I only use pure coconut coir substrates. (Just to clarify - not the stringy fiber stuff for birds and make sure it doesn't have perlite...
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    Wanted: Indian star hatchlings

    Thanks @OkAdiza. Hi @Bstrawn92 I’m sold out of 2020 hatchling but just put a fresh clutch in the incubator yesterday of Sri Lankan stars (same species as Indian stars but located on the island and they get a little bigger). They will take about three months to hatch and I raise all of our...
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    lookink for star

    Hi there! Sorry haven't been on in a bit. 😉 I have a very well started, smooth, incubated for female pure Sri Lankan star that's almost a year. Let me know if you are still interested?!
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    The heat has him hot for her.

    Interesting for sure.
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    The heat has him hot for her.

    That’s his usual behavior as well I was wondering if anyone who keeps these guys has seen an increase in agressive behavior during the heat?
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    Constipation in star tortoise

    What did the radiographs show? What injections? Any feces today?
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    Is my tortoise dead?

    Unfortunately I do not have a good way of knowing what caused it but this is normal involuntary body behavior at the time of death. We see this exact thing in all species when they are euthanized. The bladder muscles relax and release all the urine stored inside, the extremities will also relax...
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    Constipation in star tortoise

    Tortoises are known to eat their poop. The recommend foods are great natural laxatives (opuntia cactus and aloe) as well as high in water content. With these and soaking daily you should see some feces pass. If you don’t see any poop in a couple days I would highly recommend taking it to a vet...
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    Sulcata neck swollen

    Does your vet specialize is reptiles? Not just sees them but actually understands them? As a vet tech I would recommend having a good reptile vet lightly sedate the tortoise to take a FNA (fine needle aspirate) of the growth to send to the lab and see what it is on a cellular level. They could...
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    Is my tortoise dead?

    I’m so sorry you are experiencing this. Handling alone should not have caused the tortoise to die. There must have been an underlying cause. Hatchlings are very sensitive. If there has been no movement from last night and no response to touch of out stretched exterimities that’s a sign your...
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    The heat has him hot for her.

    Noticed some interesting behavior today with our angulated group. We have been having some really hot days 100-110+ with warm 70-80 degree nights. The male in with this group of females has been on a mission all evening. Chasing, pushing and flipping one on her side. He’s usually very mild...
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    Hello everyone we're from indonesia

    Lovely group! Indonesia is beautiful.
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    Thanks Tom. I do have hatchings right now but they won’t be ready for a couple months. We raise...

    Thanks Tom. I do have hatchings right now but they won’t be ready for a couple months. We raise them up to 100g before selling to assure our buys get a healthy well started tortoise. 😃
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