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  1. Melissa101

    Looking for help identifying Harry

    Thanks so much!
  2. Melissa101

    Looking for help identifying Harry

    Thank you so much! Yes definitely male, I know because a few years ago he had a parasite & it caused his penis to keep prolapsing! So I saw an awful lot of it 😂 Luckily that was treated & hasn’t happened since! His tail is very strange though, it often tucks right up under the ridge of his...
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    Would this be appropriate for a tortoise?

    Hello everyone! I’m looking at building an outdoor enclosure for my tortoise. I was initially thinking of a shed, but saw some people who have converted dog kennels for the purpose. I was hoping someone could look at the picture below & let me know if they think this would work? Important...
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    urgent! (split plastron)

    Do we have any news?
  5. Melissa101

    Looking for help identifying Harry

    Hi everyone, I was given my tortoise when I was 15, so when I was told he was ‘A Greek Spur Thighed’ tort, that was enough for me! I’m now 31, and have recently seen some other Spur Thighed who look quite different. Basically Harry was smaller despite being older, and his shell just seemed more...
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    Keeping a tortoise outside in the UK

    Thank you so much, and oh my goodness what a gorgeous tortoise!!
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    Keeping a tortoise outside in the UK

    Hi everyone, I have a 15 year old Spur Thighed tortoise called Harry. We live in the South of England. At this time of year - now that he has woken up from hibernation - he lives indoors in a tortoise table. Then in the summer he spends his days outside and nights indoors. My plan is to move...
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    Tortoise nibbled a crayon!

    Thanks everyone! Tort is 16 years old, so big enough that I’m hoping it couldn’t cause a blockage. Thanks for all the advice!
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    Tortoise nibbled a crayon!

    Hi all, my spur thighed tortoise is kept on a tortoise table, sitting on a dining table, so that he’s away from my dog and my toddler. Or so I thought! Turns out that while my 21 month old can’t reach into the enclosure, he can toss things in! At some point today or yesterday he’s tossed a...
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    I have a different type of tortoise than I thought!

    Oh no, what a nightmare! Yes here are some pics
  11. Melissa101

    I have a different type of tortoise than I thought!

    Thank you. So even if she’s a different subspecies, she should be safe to be kept with the other ones he had? Yes, that’s one of the reasons I knew I had to separate them. I think the boy was getting more food.
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    I have a different type of tortoise than I thought!

    Oh wow, really? That’s great! Can I ask if you know why she would be smaller than the others? Is it something to do with the light not being strong enough? Also they were all coloured like the one on the left of my original pic, whereas she’s got much bolder colours. Is it common to have...
  13. Melissa101

    I have a different type of tortoise than I thought!

    This is the Male & female. I can get closer ones if needed, I’ll just need to wake the boy up!
  14. Melissa101

    I have a different type of tortoise than I thought!

    Hi everyone, I’m hoping for some advice, as i feel like such an idiot! I’ll try to keep this as short as i can. When i was a teenager my parents bought me a pair of tortoises because i was obsessed with the creatures! Cut to 15 years later, i have a male and female, and have since read a lot...
  15. Melissa101

    Swollen cloaca

    I will, thanks!
  16. Melissa101

    Swollen cloaca

    The vet did a couple of xrays & said it looks like only constipation! Phew! He said not to feed any fruit to “try to get things moving”, as there’s a risk of it fermenting inside her, but to just focus on grass. Does this mean dandelions too? Or literally just grazing on grass outside? He said...
  17. Melissa101

    Swollen cloaca

    Thank you, I really appreciate your advice. I hope so too!
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    Swollen cloaca

    Ok I’ve changed the appointment and they’re gonna see her tomorrow. But they said if they think she needs a certain type of scan it’s gonna be £500 for that, plus the £55 consult, and then any further treatment costs, and I just can’t afford that. I explained the situation & they said they’re...
  19. Melissa101

    Swollen cloaca

    Thanks for your reply, I’m not sure about a veterinary school, but I’ll have a look! They’re both spur thighed torts.
  20. Melissa101

    Swollen cloaca

    Thank you!
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