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    Russian Tortoise Eating Ficus Nitida Berries

    Thank you. I get conflicting results when searching so am really not sure. We will monitor the situation.
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    Russian Tortoise Eating Ficus Nitida Berries

    Thank you. That website is pretty cool.
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    Russian Tortoise Eating Ficus Nitida Berries

    Hello, we have a Russian tortoise that is at least 6 to 7 years old. She has always had free reign of the entire yard and we have had no issues. Recently we noticed a change in her stool and we think she might be eating the berries that are falling from our trees. We are not sure how to curb...
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    So it has been week now and our turtle is still in its rock, it has not moved. It is half buried. I peeked in the crate and both eyes are wide open. She moved and recognized me when I looked in. This makes me nervous to leave her in there. I understand not feeding her to keep her belly...
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    Hi all, So before I could make the decision to disturb our turtle or not, she randomly appeared!! I bought a large storage bin for her and filled it with soil and wood chips and her favorite shelter rock and put it in the corner of our garage. I have been keeping an eye on her and she hasn't...
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    Got it. We will look out for that. In regards to temps, yes it is still in the 70's-80's. We haven't really thought about it, but she always disappears in September and reappears in March. She has always been that way.
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    Thank you for the advice. What is the concern with rain while a tortoise is brumating?
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    No setup although we have a heat lamp and some small caves she uses outdoors. We are in Southern California so the weather here is not extreme. She is outdoors 24/7.
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    Waking Hibernating Russian Tortoise Early

    We have a russian tortoise that is over 5 years old that lives in our backyard. She has the run of the place. She just started hibernating about 3-4 weeks ago. We are planning some construction in our backyard and are concerned about waking her up to keep her safe. I would hate to postpone...
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