1. D

    Advanced informarion needed on peacock slider hatchling care.

    My aquatic turtle adventure started about a month ago when I turtle sat for my cousin while she went to florida with her immediate familh. The only thing it came with was a fish bowl, blue pebbles, some stinky water my aunt claimed my cousin just changed, and some background info. The turtle was...
  2. K

    Greetings from NY looking for a Baby Herman To Call My Own!

    Hi There, I'm new to the community. I'm an organic Gardner located in Long Island, New York. I'd really love to find a baby Hermann's tortoise to spoil with my fresh greens i am constantly growing. I am under the assumption it maybe too early for hatchlings to be available. I do have 97% of a...
  3. Jenna Ryanne

    Tortoise Always Hides When He’s Outdoors

    Hi guys! I have a couple of questions about my Russian tortoise (Peetrie) and spending time outdoors. My tortoise is about 10 months old and up until this point has stayed in his terrarium indoors. I have wanted him to have an enclosure outdoors as well, but unfortunately the backyard to my...
  4. 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...
  5. victoria.shayne

    3 Months old & first weigh-in !

    Our little Eastern Hermann's Bo is officially 3months yesterday so we decided to weigh him for the first time since he's been home with us (two weeks now!)—he weighs about 25g!
  6. catullus

    How it started / how it’s going

  7. Bo's Mom & Dad

    New Marginated Tort Parents

    Hello everyone! My wife and I are new to the Forum, as well as being new tortoise parents to our favorite little guy, Bo! He just turned about 3 months old! Check out the picture, and you can see why we are head over heels for him! Since we are new, I wanted to see if we are doing things...
  8. D

    Mega-Ray Mercury Vapor 100 watts Bulb height

    How high should I put my mvb for a baby hatchling sulcata?.
  9. BHiLL

    Tortilla Update!

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and share some new pics of Tortilla. He (maybe?) is almost 9 months old now and we've had a great time taking care of him and spending time with him everyday.
  10. ashleymiller28

    Young Sulcata has URI, should I bring her to the vet?

    Hello, about a month ago I took my sulcata to the vet and she prescribed her ciprofloxacin to be taken orally every other day over the course of two weeks. As my tortoise finished up her medicine, she began to go back to normal (being very active, eating and going to the bathroom regularly)...
  11. Mamaspud

    Newbie here, I need you guys

    I was “gifted” a hatchling Sulcata by an acquaintance. He’s TINY, far too small to be away from the breeder. I’m in WV, I’ve owned boxturtles (the same 4!) for over 40 years. I’ve never had a tortoise. I got on here, researched then headed to the hardware store and Petsmart. I’ll post pics if...
  12. C

    Is what I bought ok for hatchling?

    I've never owned a tortoise before, but I've done a lot of research, watched lots of youtube videos, bought all the necessary supplies, and I think that the terrarium is ready to go, but I want to be sure so nothing bad happens. I bought the Thrive Temperate Essentials Kit from PetSmart and a...
  13. C

    From hatching straight into hibernation?

    Hey, my dad's tortoises (testudo hermanni) laid nine eggs in total. Five of them already hatched a while ago while they were still in their enclosure outside. My dad put the hatchlings in his basement with the adult tortoises because he read that they are supposed to or already can hibernate in...
  14. N


    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.
  15. Baby Just Arrived

    Baby Just Arrived

    Eastern Box Turtle hatchling within minutes of arrival.
  16. lionheartHC

    When will hatchlings start to be more active?

    Hello all, I've had my Sulcata for a few months now and things are going great! He/she's growing at a steady rate and given a diet to thrive. All the parameters are spot on (heat, humidity etc) but it seems like young Duncan will only be active in the morning when he gets fed and after his daily...
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    Western Hermann hatchling, Apulia locale
  18. K

    Is this normal behavior? (Baby sulcata)

    hey everyone, I have my baby for about a month now. He (assuming its a he) is still a literal baby. Normally once I turn out the lights at night he just goes to sleep, however tonight I noticed he was kinda just sitting there. He wasn't sleeping because his eyes were open but he wasn't moving...
  19. AgataP


    My friends keep telling me “oh Herbie is getting big !” Me: Hmmmhh he is gaining weight (we are almost at 60g), but I don’t see him bigger size wise. Till I looked at the pictures and compared them 🤣😂🐢 Herbie straight out of the box Herbie today Look at all the new growth on his shell.
  20. B

    Night time burrowing

    Good evening fellow tort parents! Since my last post my little Boomer has been thriving. I have planted a prickly pear cactus, some succulents, and grass in his enclosure. I’ve also bought a humidifier for his cage that I run during the day that keeps the humidity low 90’s to high 80’s. The temp...