1. snailpeekoutofshell

    Safe to feed plants grown with hydroponic nutrients?

    I'm having A LOT of trouble growing a garden for my Russian to eat... It's been very hot the past month or so, and my plants are suffering for it. Almost everything I started growing a couple months ago is dead, with a few weeds holding strong. I'm about to start growing them indoors and moving...
  2. Mizena01

    Advice please

    Hi everyone, Could you please all offer advice… this evening I found what I thought was our little tort choking on a long piece of green leaf, which seemed to be caught in her mouth and throat. I immediately panicked, and seeing she was trying to hook at it with her arm, I jumped to help and...
  3. B

    Is my Redfoot growing too rapidly?

    Hello All! So my baby Redfoot, Heidi is about 3 months old now and I just measured her for the first time. she is 3.5 inches wide and 3.25 inches long. Now I've looked around online and a few sources I've read say that, that is the approximate size a 1 year old! question to you guys is...
  4. A

    Tortoise Not Pooping when Soaking

    Hey guys, I have 2 Star Tortoise. I tried to soak them in Lukewarm Water but the girls are not pooping. I’ve checked their enclosure and seen their poop. Any tips on what foods to give to make them poop? I’m worried they’re keeping their poop inside their body
  5. L

    He wont eat!!

    (species- forest hinge back)hello, i just got my first ever tortoise a few days ago, he came form a farm and was caught, the farmer said he eats ugbono fruit, but there was a small problem, I fed him a varied diet of cucumbers,cabbage,apples and bannanas but he wont even eat it,my mom even gave...
  6. A

    Tortoise won’t eat food

    Hey guys, so I keep 2 Indians Star tortoise outdoors. For the last month, they never eat the food I give. I always see them eating the grass. And there’s a lot of grass in the outdoor enclosure they live. The food I give them is Mazuri pellets mixed with Chinese vegetables . The vet said it’s...
  7. 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...
  8. S

    Russian Tortoise with Worms in Feces

    Hello, My Russian tortoise had a soak today and I noticed him expel feces with worms in it. I am hoping to make an appointment with our veterinarian but is there anything I can do in the meantime? He eats regularly and poops regularly.
  9. TortoiseAndTheLagomorph

    Are these weeds safe?

    I have some weeds growing in this pot, and despite looking at a bunch of identification sheets, don’t feel 100% comfortable feeding them to my Russian tortoise without a second opinion. Does anyone know what these are and if they are safe?
  10. AgataP

    When you get a seedling and you decide to plant it

    I have seen many posts on enclosure plants, on what is safe for a tort and so on. I went to HD and I got some kale seedlings last week. First of all I some them for some time to loosen up the roots and second of all.... soaking allows me to remove pretty much most of all the styrofoam (guess...
  11. L

    Does anyone know what this is

    I found this in my lawn not sure what it is but want to know if it's safe to feed my sulcata
  12. Maggy

    Feeding sprouts?

    I have a hermanns tortoise and am trying to learn how to grow him food. I figured the easiest way is sprouts. Trust me I have tried many things and I really just don't have a green thumb and kill almost everything. I am wondering if sprouts of any kind would be ok to feed him? Such as alfalfa...
  13. A

    Need help! New tortoise Mom

    So I just got a sulcata tortoise, I was told that she/he is just a little over 2 years old. I'm living in New Mexico, I was told by the previous owners that she/he would only eat spring mix salads from the store! Iv read in only an hour that is not the proper diet this little guy should be on...
  14. W

    Baby hermanns not eating

    Hello. A couple days ago I purchased my first hermanns. He’s believed to be under a year old. I’m having an issue as he won’t eat. I’m soaking him daily and he’s drinking. He’s also very active. I checked the temperature of the viv he’s in and the basking spot is 95 degrees and the cool end...
  15. D

    help with diet and other things!!

    hi, so i would like some assistance on what to feed my two sulcata tortoises to help w pyramiding. back to my tortoises, they are around 3/4 years old. during the summer they mostly ate grass and vitamins sometimes. you see these tortoises arent exactly mine, they're my sisters but my parents...
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    Today I am 2.5 months and I am 80 grams.
  17. L

    Butch the bruiser

    this is butch I bought him from a pet shop. I dont know how old he is. He's small his shell fits in my palm. My fiance has had a Russian tortoise for 13 years. We are in the process of building a home enclosure. We know the main things such as calcium and what he is and is not to eat. But he's...
  18. AgataP

    Apartment/ small space living

    I often see posts saying: I can’t get grass for my tortoise .... grazing is not an option... I can’t grow grass for my tortoise... and so on. I am blessed with a big house and a big yard etc. but I lived in a small apartment before with a dog, cat and a guinea pig. Also now as soon as I put...
  19. tort_us

    Low-Oxalate Weeds

    I can’t find a ton of info online about low-oxalate weeds (only the ones that are common for humans to eat). What are some good feeds that aren’t high in oxalates?
  20. tort_us

    Ate miracle gro potting mix

    I turned around for two seconds to weed a plant and found my 3-year-old Russian tortoise eating miracle gro potting mix. He took between one and three bites of dirt and may or may not have eaten perlite pellet(s). I’m really worried but it doesn’t have any sort of insecticide or weed killer—...