health problem

  1. tazpjm

    New tortoise owner

    Hi everyone, I just adopted a female greek tortoise who's less than a year old (I think). She is also 12cm tall. I got her from a place where it's kind of like a farmers market or china town so I don't know how healthy or how old she is. I think she has some health problems, she keeps rubbing...
  2. agnes&theo

    acquaintance's tortoise looks bad ... thoughts?

    A recent acquaintance got a Russian tortoise from a pet store on a whim (yeah) two months ago. No idea the age, though not a hatchling. The tortoise has been inside a 50-gallon tank with a UVB and fed romaine, bok choy, and kale (we already had a chat about improving the nutrition). But her...
  3. D

    Baby Sulcata Left Eye Problem

    Hey all! Just got a baby sulcata last Sunday. I took him out in our garden to graze on some grass this morning. He was energetic and loved walking around the place. Now, I noticed that it's left eye is not opening up as well as the right eye after it took a nap. Sometimes the right eye is...
  4. A

    Hermanns Tortoise Impacted - now has protrusion under tail

    We've been managing our impacted hermanns tortoise for going on 2 weeks now. She finally urinated starting 2 days ago, but yesterday we noticed this protrusion under her tail. We've been soaking her frequently and she has a follow up appointment at the vet tomorrow - but what is this and is...
  5. C

    Checking health

    Hey all! I recently became a Russian tortoise mom (about 1 1/2 months ago). When he (Littlefoot) first arrived, he didn’t eat for like almost two weeks. Then he started eating a lot of greens each day. Recently in the last couple days he started being pickier and eating very little compared to...
  6. L

    Possible infection?

    Hi! So I found my desert tortoise upside down in her enclosure 2 days ago over her poop, her shell and head were completely covered in it, I turned her and put her in water and cleaned her with a napkin, still, two days later I am STILL seeing poop all over her, I just put her in water and...
  7. M

    top of russian tortoise head is RED :(

    hi everyone, i would really really appreciate some input ... the top of my russian tortoise's head has turned RED!! i'm really concerned. In terms of behavior, he has been more lethargic and has not been moving very much. lots of sleeping and just staying in the same corner. these past two or so...
  8. B

    Baby Sulcata has a Swollen Cheek

    Hello, this is my first post in here and I am a new owner of a baby sulcata that I bought 2 weeks ago. First noticed he was hiding always in his humid hide just yesterday and "tries" to nibble on the food but he always miss, and tries to eat the air instead. I always soak every day...
  9. W

    Why is my tortoise incredibly lethargic?

    I "adopted" a Russian tortoise (from a family who could no longer care for him) a little over four years ago. As far as I can tell, he is still fairly young (around eight-years-old). He is normally very active in the summer; however, as of the past month or so, he has been EXTREMELY lethargic...
  10. D

    Please help me (neurological???)

    hello everyone. I have a 10ish year old yellow bellied slider and lately it started acting weirdly. A few days ago (a week maybe? I'm bad with timing) I put an earphone piece in front of his face (it was in the lowest volume) just so I could see how he'd react to music and then he leaned over...
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