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  1. dmilam

    Calathea lancifolia - Rattlesnake Plant - Is it tortoise safe?

    Does anyone know if this plant is safe for a tortoise to eat? There is a safe calathea in the tortoise table but its not this one. I considered putting it in my tortoise enclosure but I'm not sure if its safe should they decide to eat it. Literature says it's cat and dog safe but that's about it.
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    Tortoise movement

    So the new Greek baby appears to be doing well. Eating, pooping and sunning herself. She burrows in at night and comes out when the lights come on in the morning. I was watching her sleep this afternoon and noticed she moves her little head and front legs every once in a while. Has anyone seen...
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    Need help identifying new tortoise

    I adopted this tortoise Monday night. I was told it is a Hermann. I believe it’s a Greek. It has two thigh spurs. It has very little color on its plastron. It has five toes on each front foot. It has an undivided supracaudal scute. I’ve seen conflicting information about scales on the head and...
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    North Texas Newb

    Hello from North Texas. I’ve been researching for a few months about stepping into the tortoise world. Finally made the leap yesterday with this little gal. I was told it was a Hermanns but based on what I’ve read, it appears to be a Greek. I’m happy either way, I was looking for a captive bred...