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  1. russian/sulcata/tortoise

    Beautiful new growth.

    This is what I love seeing from my Craigslist rescue Russians, thick new growth. I haven’t seen this girl in a month or so and she popped up with some nice growth.
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    Gopher tortoise for sale?

    I was randomly looking at pets Craigslist from other states when I came across this post. I believe this to be a gopher tortoises. Aren't any species under the Gopherus genus illegal to be sold? https://orlando.craigslist.org/pet/d/saint-cloud-tortoise/7158056027.html
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    New Russian

    Just picked up a new small, adult male Russian. He came from a loving home, but they did not meet proper care requirements. This resulted in metabolic bone disease, missing scales, an overgrown beak, and he is underweight.
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    Mint variety identification

    Hello, I was hoping some one could identify this variety of mint for me. I have quite a few varieties of mint at home, and the closest one this mint resembles is my sweet mints.
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    Russian tortoise with lesions behind ears

    I just picked up a massive female Russian off Craigslist, she has raw puffy sores directly behind her ears. I am going to apply some Neosporin, is there anything else I can do? What are these sores from? Some pictures of the size of this female next to a paper plate and the enclosure she was...
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    Bull snake questions

    My girlfriend recently obtained a young female bull snake. I was wondering if any other snake owners on the forum could help me with her questions she has. 1. How long should she wait to feed after the snake has been placed into its new enclosure? 2. How long should it take the snake to come out...
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    Russian tortoise hibernation questions

    Over the past couple years I’ve allowed my Russian tortoise group to burrow down in their green house home and hibernate naturally will little to no problem, but starting in the beginning of this summer the green house started to weaken and fall apart so we demolished it. The Russian torts were...
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    Help sexing a Craigslist tortoise

    Hello! So I’m interested in a Russian tortoises that’s listed as male but i have some doubts and I’m unsure of the gender.
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    Native turtle found

    My father found a native western pond turtle in our yard, the turtle looks like a young male that is very malnourished. I’ve never encountered the only native species here in our yard, we live on top of a hill with the closest body of water being a man made pond s good 2 miles away.
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    Help- yolk sac

    I’ve noticed blood coming out of the last part of her yolk sac, she is being kept in a little Tupperware with moist towels inside the other hatchling enclosure. Should I try and dry the yolk sac out by putting dry paper towels or should I keep the towels extremely moist? Should I be worried...
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    Finally

    I placed some Russian eggs in a pot more than three months ago and this little guy popped out. I’ve gotta up to 10 eggs a year from this mother but they have never been fertile. Last winter I felt comfortable hibernating her for the first time in 14 years of having her I guess that worked!
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    Turtle identification needed

    Only one the guys that works on my house right now rescues turtles, and someone gave him this guy.
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    How do I hibernate without killing my tortoises?

    I live in Pennsylvania right now it's starting to get cold and I have brought my tortoises inside. I want to hibernate my Russian tortoises, they are inside right now under heat lamps. I was thinking of putting them in the garage inside boxes full of leaves but the garage only stays a little...
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    How do I hibernate without killing my tortoises?

    I live in Pennsylvania right now it's starting to get cold and I have brought my tortoises inside. I want to hibernate my Russian tortoises, they are inside right now under heat lamps. I was thinking of putting them in the garage inside boxes full of leaves but the garage only stays a little...
  15. russian/sulcata/tortoise

    My sulcatas

    Zooboo is the smooth one and Zola and my new bumpy baby.
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    New rescue sulcata

    One of my friends sent me a link on Craigslist to two free sulcata tortoises. By the time I contacted the owner the larger of the two sulcatas was already taken and the smaller one was still available. She was brought to the owners work and I picked her up from there. She is very underweight...
  17. russian/sulcata/tortoise

    Plant identification

    It looks like a grape plant but the fruit things have seeds. Can tortoises eat it?
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    Identification

    It has hibiscus flowers but the leaves look different.
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