Recent content by T Smart

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    Russian tortoise swollen leg

    Hi! I can't help you identify the injury, but I'm certain someone will be able to help. On the other hand, I would advise you not to let your little friend roam around the house in the future. It's troublesome for a number of reasons. Now, was letting them roam the reason for the injury? Maybe...
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    Need help choosing where to buy a tortoise!

    I don't know enough about cherries, but someone should chime in soon. Make sure to take a look at the care sheets if you haven't already.
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    Need help choosing where to buy a tortoise!

    What species were you thinking?
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    Russian babies

    Give this a read! Baby Russian Tortoise care sheet (also for other herbivorous tortoise species) I wouldn’t suggest leaving them out. Too much can go wrong...
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    My small herd photos

    Man, you’ve got some beautiful tortoises!
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    Very cool! Just curious, what does the outdoor enclosure look like?
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    The idea makes me nervous too! I’ve been reading up on the subject a lot, and might try this winter.
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    Please help - russian tortoise pet hasnt eaten in 1.5 weeks!

    Hi, Do you mind posting a picture of the setup? What are the temperatures within the enclosure? Considering that it sounds more like a setup / husbandry issue, I don’t see a need to visit the vet. There are very experienced members here that can help. If you haven’t already, take a quick...
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    New property on the Imperial River

    Hey Greg, how’s the property coming along?
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    Tortoise flipped in soak

    I’m glad you got back in time! I’ve never had that problem. Sounds very scary. I’m sure you weren’t very far, but try to make a habit of being around while he’s soaking. Lots of members, including myself, will prepare food, clean the enclosure, etc. during soaks. Also, what container are you...
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    Need help identifying new tortoise

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    Re: Outdoor enclosure for rocky

    Hope this gives you some ideas! It’s far from perfect, but Harrison, my Russian, loves it.
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    Many on the forum love orchid bark as a substrate. I personally use coconut coir and cypress mulch, even though it tends to get messy...