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    Is there any verified spider tortoise breeder list to sell the spider tortoise?

    I already noticed this website. Thanks. But their spider tortoise is out of stock for years
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    Is there any verified spider tortoise breeder list to sell the spider tortoise?

    Yes. I have 4 years tortoise experience with Russian tortoise and Sulcata. Do you have any for sell?
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    Is Zoo Med tortoise food bad for tortoise?

    Since both Mazuri and zoo med have yeast and cintrinc acid, I guess they are something required or byproduct to make the pellets? Not sure. For China cassia bark, Garlic and Juniper, I don't know. They are obviously some plant extracts and should be easily removed from the food. I think zoo med...
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    Is Zoo Med tortoise food bad for tortoise?

    I checked my Mazuri ingredients. It indeed also has yeast and cintric acid. But it doesn't have juniper and China cassia bark. I also checked Juniper in tortoise table and it is indeed toxic to tortoise. But I do like zoo med tortoise food for its high fiber. I may still feed but less amount...
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    Is Zoo Med tortoise food bad for tortoise?

    I just saw this picture in a Facebook tortoise group. Anyone knows if it is true? thanks!
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    tortoise medical insurance

    Are there any recommended tortoise medical insurance? Or you just pay out of pocket? I got an old tortoise (believed 40-50 years old) and it may need to go to vet regularly. Just want to know how we usually do the medical stuff for the tortoise
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    Somebody come get these poor babies!!!

    I saw the pictures posted by most of the breeders online are like this. If the females laid tens of eggs, i think it will be hard for the breeder to host each separately in a large enclosure.
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    Will ants be harmful to tortoise?

    And is Cinnamon harmful to tortoise? I heard Cinnamon is a natural repellent for ants. I plan to put some cinnamon powder in the enclosure
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    Will ants be harmful to tortoise?

    Little black ants. Are they very bad? There are not a lot. But I do see about 10 in the enclosure soil and 3 in the one tortoise shell and legs
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    Will ants be harmful to tortoise?

    I saw several ants in the tortoise outdoor enclosure. Some of them are even in the tortoise shell and legs. Will that be harmful to tortoise? Should I use some ants killer liquid to kill the ants?
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    What is the usually size of a mature adult Russian?

    Male 5.5+ inches and female 6+ inches?
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    Why the phosphorus and protein are not good for tortoise

    I feel this is some common knowledge for most of tortoises (not only specifically 1-2 kinds of tortoise cannot eat higher protein and high phosphorus food) other than Redfoot and yellow foot so I am interested in why
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    Why the phosphorus and protein are not good for tortoise

    I read many articles which says tortoise needs low protein food. Also the calcium to phosphorus ratio should be high. But I am not able to find any explanation. Maybe this is some common knowledge to tortoise keeper so it doesn’t need to explain. But I am still curious what’s wrong with the...
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    Mulberry leaves - free, postage only

    I am interested in the leaves as well
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    is this really a Russian Tortoise?

    I have confirmed with him. He made some mistake. This is a Greek
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    is this really a Russian Tortoise?

    is this really a Russian Tortoise? Someone told me this is a Russian tortoise but I feel it is more like a Greek or Hermann. He told me it is about 9 inches a female. I don’t think a Russian can grow to this size even if it is a female
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    Do I need to move my tortoise inside during the wildfires season?

    Currently as many of you know, there are a lot of wildfires in California. In my house, there is no obvious fires or smoke, but the air is very smelly. Air pollution should be very serious. Is it harmful to tortoise? Should I move them from outdoor enclosure to indoor enclosure?
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    Free male Russian tortoise

    It has gone. My bro posted it in Nextdoor and one of his neighbors already took him
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    Free male Russian tortoise

    Post for my brother since he doesn't have an account. My brother is in Seattle. He adpoted a male Russian tortoise which was told as female by the tortoise previous owner. I talked to him just now and he needs to rehome it again since he already has a male and he cannot make another enclosure...
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    Is this russian tortoise a male or female?

    ok.. thanks.. my brother may need to rehome it again. He already has males too and he cannot make another enclosure for him
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