1. milesm916

    New baby, just some fun pictures of him!

    Just some pictures of Murphy, my new baby! These are from his free roam time in the evenings, when he's the most active!
  2. Y

    Another update to my enclosure! All feedback is welcome :)

    Sorry I can’t figure out how to update my last thread to show you guys. I wanted an update on temperatures and how it’s looking now :) I’m going to be purchasing some bark to keep the coco fiber out of his water bowl and also buying 2 terra cotta planter bottoms. You guys have been so amazing to...
  3. E

    Found my baby Hermann’s Upside Down Today

    Hi! I’m new to this forum, and a new baby Hermann’s owner. I got my tort (named Tiberius) on March 25th. I did a lot of research beforehand and everything has been going great so far, except for today. I went to visit my father for the day, and I called my my mother to see how my tortoise was...
  4. Lady Ashthorn

    Wellness check?

    Hey all, Baby Ez and I have made it a week! Or we will at 5:30pm. I just want to make sure my tort-keeping skills are up to snuff. My temperatures are looking good now at an ambient of 75-82F and 95+F directly under the lamp (but he rarely is right underneath). He digs into his coco coir or...
  5. Lady Ashthorn

    Planning ahead- is this safe?

    Hello! Ez and I made it a week! I know this is incredibly early, seeing as how it's still winter up here in Canada, but I'm wondering if the plants which grow naturally in my yard are safe for a redfoot tortoise. The one I have been having trouble getting any information on is called "heal all"...
  6. Lady Ashthorn

    What soil to use?

    Hi guys! Ezra is FINALLY starting to settle in, I got him eating today. I would like to grow edible flowers and plants for him; english daisy, cornflower, dandilion, and California poppy. I need a soil which is safe to have in his enclosure in a pot. I have found a source of earthworm casting...
  7. Lady Ashthorn

    Meet Ezra!

    Hello! I just got my baby redfoot tortoise Ezra yesterday. I have him in a medium Cement mixing tub with dampened reptile-grade coco coir. I have a terra-cotta flower pot on its side with damp sphagnum moss in it for humidity. I have a light for sunlight and heat which reaches about 102 F. It...
  8. theo_piron

    My baby redfoot has a cloudy eye

    Hello friends, on the 12th of february a single baby redfoot tortoise born on one of my enclosures, he looked well and i put him in a separate space from his parents as they could hurt im somehow, he was botn with a closed nostril wich i easily opened cautiously with a toothbrush, but the next...
  9. yay14

    Gritty urates

    Did not get any replies on other thread so i will try again haha. Hi everyone my yearling hermann tortoise has passed some gritty urates recently, It started around mid december and i made a post about and got recomendations to higher humidity soak more and spray food with water and i did all...
  10. Cooksmorrell

    Need helping gaining weight for a rescue!

    Hey all! I have a seven-month-old baby Leopard Tortoise. About a week ago I rescued a one-year-old baby Leopard Tortoise. My Leopard Tortoise is half the size of the one that I rescued and still weighs more than the rescue. I’m trying to help it put on a little weight as it feels really light...
  11. B

    Bowser's Mummies

    Hello Tortoise Fam! We recently added a 2 month old Leopard Tortoise to our home. I have found lots of good info here so far and am excited to post my questions! Bowser was hatched on 10/28/2020. We currently have them setup in a 10 gallon tank with a log hide, water dish, rock, ball, UVB lamp...
  12. K

    Please give me all the information on lighting and everything else

    I’ve had my sulcata for 3 months. I researched so much but I’m getting so much different information and im so confused. I’ve had such bad anxiety because I don’t want to mess him up. I use a 100w basking light. A uvb strip from reptisun I forgot the exact one. What’s the best one to get? At...
  13. Richardonesia

    Hi from Indonesia ! Got a couple of question here

    Hello Im Richard, just recently got myself a lovely little sulcata fella named Coco (cho'-cho'). A month at most. So I've read couple of newbie guide from this forum, saw lot of youtube and taking advices from local tortoise farm owner (they're pretty nice guys). But, i would like more in...
  14. K

    Baby Red Foot Chipped Beak

    My red foot is acting very strange, changed his soil/cleaned his enclosure the day before yesterday and he got a burst of energy trying to climb everything, since then he’s been asleep, not eaten or even come out for a drink, gave him a bath today and noticed his beak has chipped, we’ve put him...
  15. C

    Sick little buddy

    Hello all, I am very new to this tortoise owning thing. I have had my little buddy for two weeks. And he was doing well until about 3 days ago. In this time he has stopped eating, drinking and has just been sleeping. I have checked the temperature constantly being sure he is warm enough, I keep...
  16. Gerhald Kuswandi

    HELPP!!! I Think My Baby Sulcata Get MBD

    Hi I need help and answer ASAP because I think my 2 months old baby Sulcata is having MBD! Recently I just checked the plastron and the carapace and they are really soft when I press it gently and also the plastron is getting these black color and I can see through his shell when I place him...
  17. K

    Horsefield tortoise wont stop eating!

    Hi Everyone I hope you are all well. I have a baby horsefield tortoise (9 months old), I got him around 3 months ago and he has settled in well. Im a little bit concerned that he eats so much though - im sure I read on here that you can overfees tortoises, and im concerned that I might be! He...
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    She’s the size of a gum tape roll!
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    I just got the new bulbs are they gonna be to bright or will they work, they are flood bulbs but idk if they are incandescent.
  20. Kwakin

    What Gender?

    Does anybody know any signs of telling the difference between a male or female? Because I just got a new baby Russian that we got 4 days ago and he/she is about 6-10 months old. Can anybody help me I want to use one gender instead of just the antecedent(name) we picked for them “Sonoma”