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    What's the bluish coloration for?

    Ugg Underground. Got my baby from there and had nothing but issues. He pulled through but they blamed it all on me. Nope he arrived with a respiratory infection. I was so mad.
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    Sulcata Growth Pattern

    Yay! Go Tater! My tort also was very very small and all of a sudden (he’s 1yr this month) he’s eating g like a champ and i can see growth. I feel like we are making progress!
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    Leopard Tortoise baby not growing, Vitamins in water?

    I do not have a Russian but i have a Sulcata from underground and am having the exact same issues. Mine is growing very little. Still alive though ( 9mo) but VERY underweight. However looks bright, ways, goes potty and urinates well. Ive taken mine to the vet 3 times. My tort was very picky and...
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    Tortoise weight

    Thank you both. I’m unsure of the exact age when i got the tort. He still has the little mark where the yolk is though, which has since gone away. We are on a pretty steady routine and the tort likes routine. Eats at the same time every day etc. Yvonne- does the antibiotic hinder growth or the...
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    Tortoise weight

    Hello everyone, I am looking for some advice. I got a baby Sulcata in March 2019. From a breeder that i feel certain do not start their babies correctly. Regardless mine got mycoplasma and had to have injections right off the bat of me having it. It did pull through. I know there is no one...
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    One of my baby torts are not doing well....

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My tortoise is also from Underground and cost me a fortune to give it injections for weeks trying to cure a RI. Mine is still going strong but i patrol this forum l constantly reading and learning. I don’t know how the future will go but i just try to do what’s best...
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    Will be off list for a time

    Sending well wishes and positive thoughts.
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    Strange behavior

    Thank you so much for any insight. I’ve been seriously worried. He/she seems fine but it’s odd. I will have to keep my phone around. To be honest i have not posted a photo or video to this forum I’ll have to find out how to do that. I see what you’re saying about the fainting. Just to my...
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    Strange behavior

    Ok so to be specific i kind of just pressed on his shell and then I’d turn him upside down by his back legs then back upright by his front legs. I did wonder if a tortoise can pass out. Maybe from stress? It’s been a new thing happening over the last I’d say month. Only if he’s soaking. The...
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    Strange behavior

    So one time he did this he got his head stuck behind his legs. Then out of nowhere died... i mean not moving breathing everything was limp, went pale, the whole 9 yards. I did a little cpr on his shell as he’s very small and he did come to after about 20 seconds. Since then if i see him acting...
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    Strange behavior

    Hello everyone, I have a Sulcata about 3 mo the old. I e been noticing he is doing a strange behavior when soaking. Normally he just relaxes or walks around in warm water no problem. But occasionally he pushes up as high as possible on his front legs his head drawn all the way in and doesn’t use...
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    Tick control

    Thank you for your post it was very informative. I wish ticks and chiggers weren’t such a problem here. I worry that even if they wouldn’t attach to the tortoise that they will be my problem if i handle him after being outdoors. I just like to try to get as much information as i can and make the...
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    Tick control

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    Tick control

    Thank you so much. I wasn’t sure if the ticks that got on dogs and humans would get on a tortoise. That’s relieving since my tort is still small and although i can protect it from large predators i was worried about the ticks. Thanks again!
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    Tick control

    Hi. Does anyone have thoughts/suggestions on how to keep ticks from getting on a tortoise? I’m a new tortoise owner and I’m m worried about him being in the grass this summer.... everything else read says remove the ticks but is there a tortoise safe way to repel ticks? I’m not entirely sure...
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    New to Forum

    Hello everyone, My name is Joleen and I just joined this forum. I am also the new owner of a baby Sulcata. He/She arrived today (i can’t tell what gender it is quite yet.) I have read countless posts on this forum and it’s provided me so many answers to questions I had while researching this...