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  1. K

    Help my Box turtle

    Hello, I hope you all are having a good day. My box turtle is not active and has not been eating much. Once in a while, he will eat a worm, but that's it. His setup is a large square "pool" with dirt logs some leaves a fern and a water bowl. I've tried berries, but he just does not eat. Any...
  2. A

    Is This Normal Tortoise Behavior? Sleeping/Not Eating

    Good evening all, I would say a month or two ago, my 22-year-old Russian tort had swelled up with edema and was diagnosed with parasites. Her enclosure was disinfected, she was fed an oral medication (NOT Ivermectin), I made minor changes to her diet, and last week I am happy to report her...
  3. A

    My Tort is Restless!!

    good morning all. Earlier this week, my 17 year old Russian Box tort was taken to a vet for fluid build up / swelling. As a result her kidneys look good, her nose/eyes look good, and she received an antibiotic shot in case of an RI. In spite of her swelling, she is eating and has high energy...
  4. A

    Poor Tort is Swollen (Advice?)

    good morning all. I’ve had my little Russian box tortoise Torti for 17 years. She’s never had any health problems, and under my care has access to UVB light, a Spring mix diet, regular soaking, supplements, and access to roaming a desert backyard. Yesterday morning, she was in good health but in...
  5. zbarry

    Looking for some advice and maybe ideas

    So I am currently doing an internship at a rehab center in ohio and I have to do a project with one of the permanent education animals. My idea was to give the one small box turtle substrate that would make her have to use his back legs more often but at the same time wont be to hard for her to...
  6. shelledfriends

    1+ year old three toed box turtles

    NOTE: With temperatures being high in most places I recommend that the box be held for pickup at your nearest FedEx Ship Center. NOTE: Absolutely no shipping to any state where this species is restricted, don't ask. Species: A true North American gem, the three toed box turtles are a great...
  7. Turtmum

    Hello! New Box Turtle Mum, Advice is Always Welcome!

    Hello Tortoise and Turtle lovers, My husband and I have always wanted to keep a turtle and we finally had the chance to get one. We have done a lot of research but still appreciate advice from more experienced box turtle parents! A little bit about our new baby: Her name is Clementine (due to...
  8. Colinpv

    Need some advice! (mouth injury)

    My western box turtle has these weird slits on the sides of her mouth, and when she eats they seem to bleed a little. i see no signs of mouth rot and just looked inside her mouth less than a half hour ago, but its definitely frightening. it got better with some peroxideneosporin but every time i...
  9. Colinpv

    I need some help regarding a few different things

    Hi my names colin and i live in rural Arizona. i recently adopted two box turtles and a desert tortoise (i have no clue what kind they are, all i know is someone said my tortoise looks like a sonoran), anyways, he has black around his mouth and it wont go away and im thinking the worst i think...
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