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    Anyone know what this is?

    It's found on shrubs and I was wondering if anyone recognizes what it is. The leaves are smooth and there is no discernible scent from these (like a scent from dandelions). Thanks in advance!
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    Thinking of getting another tortoise

    Yup, we plan on having a separate enclosure set up for the new tortoise. We've started Spike out in a 3' x 2' enclosure when he was a baby and plan on doing the same for the new one.
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    Thinking of getting another tortoise

    Hi everyone, We're thinking of getting another tortoise to add to our family, possibly a baby golden greek tortoise. In October 2017, we received Spike, a baby ibera greek tortoise, as our first pet together! He was bought from Tortoise Supply when he was (roughly) 2 months old, and so far...
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    Anyone can recognize what are these weeds and whether tortoise can eat it?

    the 3rd one does looks like catsear, and the 4th one does definitely look like prickly sow thistle.
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    Giant Weeds!

    Lucky tortoise! My Greek, Spike, would be jealous of the weed abundance! We are trying to grow our own in pots and boy, is it difficult. We end up going on foraging runs for Spike and collecting weeds in our neighborhood. Here is the little nugget chomping away:
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    Spots on shell of baby Greek. Is it Fungus? Pls help.

    Mine has it too. It's part of healthy shell growth.
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    Anyone can recognize what are these weeds and whether tortoise can eat it?

    Also some sort of broadleaf weed, dandelion. Also edible/good for torts.
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    Anyone can recognize what are these weeds and whether tortoise can eat it?

    I don't know what tortoise you have, but I think most tortoises' diets include broadleaf weeds like what you have in the 3rd and 4th photos. They are good for tort health; it's food they would find in the wild. My greek is growing up on weeds and he seems quite healthy:
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    Today's weigh-in is 244 grams.

    Today's weigh-in is 244 grams.
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    Mallow?

    That's a good amount of mallow. My Greek would be jealous.
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    Anyone can recognize what are these weeds and whether tortoise can eat it?

    3rd one looks like catsear or hawkbit, edible. 4th one looks like dandelion, also edible. My Greek loves these.
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    Plant ID

    1st one looks like horseweed, which is known for its fuzzy leaves. Should not be fed to torts.
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    My tortoise gained 10g of weight in 1 month?

    The weight gain seems normal also. My greek tortoise gained an average of 7-10 grams each month from when he was 6 months old. His weight gain changed drastically when he reached 12 months old, jumping from 14 gram gain to 31 gram gain. He's now 242 grams at 19 months old.
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    My tortoise gained 10g of weight in 1 month?

    Your tortoise is definitely not a sulcata, it's probably a greek tortoise. If possible, you should vary the diet to include more broadleaf weeds (catsear, dandelion, sow thistle, prickly lettuce, hawkbit, pretty much those pesky weeds no one likes in their yard), and change the substrate to coco...
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    White markings on my Greek tortoise's shell?

    The white markings are normal. We noticed it on our tortoise shortly after we received him, and he still has them to this day (one year later). January 2018 January 2019
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    Species Identification

    Definitely a Greek. Possibly Greek Ibera? He looks very similar to our Greek Ibera, but older.
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    Just wanted to share an update

    He is now as big as my hand... Quite the change from when we first got him! January 2018 Now
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    Today's weigh-in is 220 grams.

    Today's weigh-in is 220 grams.
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    How to tell pyramiding?

    looks like growth lines to me.
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    Pancake Tortoise Lethargic and Not Eating

    It's getting to be winter season, your tort could be slowing down/not eating as much due to environmental conditions. Mine has been acting similar during this time of the year, but not so much since we live in Southern California.
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