1. G

    Designing for Male-Female Enclosure (outdoor)

    Hello! We are redesigning our outdoor enclosure for our 20-30 year old CA desert tortoises. We are making two enclosures, one for the female, one for the male. ideally we would divide the existing long and narrow enclosure into two side by side runs, with one shared solid wall Down the middle...
  2. Cooksmorrell

    Will he ever stop the aggression???

    I have a male and 3 female Russian tortoise. My male and female we’re fine together for six years but in the past two weeks I’ve added two additional females and ever since he has been super aggressive trying to mate. But he is nonstop biting running from one to the other so I’ve ordered a new...
  3. Ein’sMom

    Adult Male Redfoot-Looking For Tropical Paradise!!!

    Hello friends, I’m T, Einstein’s current mom. Ein is 35 I bought him 5 years ago from a local store here in Spokane and it’s been wonderful ever since. You see I’m not posting this out of need or desperation.. I had a dream. That Ein was running in the sunshine somewhere humid with other...
  4. S


    2 available in Florida. Keeping it simple: they both live outside. 2.5 year old unsexed. Medium size male unknown age and history. I'm looking for that "right" person to come along. Placement is more important than price here.
  5. Tina the desert tort

    How big will my tortoise get?

    I have a male desert tortoise who I was told is about 5, I suspect he may be older but I am unsure. Anyway I measured the length of the top of his shell and it was just under 9 inches. Is he done growing? I was told by the rescue that he is about full grown. I will include some pics
  6. M

    Im worried about my tourtise.

    My Russian tourtise is recovering from a reapitory infection with the help of antibiotics. This has been going on for two weeks. I've noticed that he has been sleeping alot other them when I take him outside which he is SUPER active. I mean practically running a marathon active. Then came the...
  7. T

    Male radiated tortoise

    Hi, Has anyone experienced your male tortoise trying to breed your female tortoise but his thing doesn't come out. I see him all the time trying to but nothing. I took him to the vet about 6 months ago and he did an xray and felt inside and said everything is normal. Any suggestions? Thanks
  8. F

    New to forum!! Male Russian Tortious 3-4 years old

    This is my first ever post!! had my tortious first about 2 years now and is doing good. However, he is a glutton. He bangs his shell against his enclosure if he feels like he would be fed, LOL!! His favorite food is radicchio. That is all the wants. I can put literally a pile of all sorts...
  9. B

    What breed tortoise is this?

    Someone I know has become unable to look after these two male tortoises (due to dementia) and I have taken them on as my pets. They are both identical with one slightly larger than the other, around 8 - 9 inches long. I have been told that they may be Russian tortoises. Thanks for any help...
  10. Alissa Manning

    Elvis & Elsa the marginated tortoises

    Hello my name is Alissa and I have 2 beautiful, 5 year old Marginated Tortoises Elvis and Elsa. Before purchasing them I built my own tortoises table and did intense research so I could be prepared for anything. The only thing I am unable to identify is the difference between Female and Male...
  11. ClydeSheldon

    Best “companion” for lonely male?

    Hi all, Clyde is a 33 year old redfoot who has always had a very active libido! He prefers shoes, unfortunately. Has anyone discovered good substitutes for their males? It would be great to have a dedicated “toy” for him so my shoes are spared. Any ideas are welcomed! Thanks!!
  12. Moses the Tortoise

    Moses the Tortoise

    Moses is my longest, kept tort. He likes walking around when it rains, and loves eating mulberries! He is my oldest male.
  13. MilotheTort

    Need to Sell My Tortoise

    Im no longer able to take care of my russian tortoise and must sell him soon. Price is 200$. Hes active and super adorable. I wish I could keep him but my parents dont want to take care of him when im off to college. He means a lot to me and hope he goes to a happy home. His name is Milo <3...
  14. mvickers

    Looking to re-home a 14 year old male sulcata, SoCal

    Hello, I have a 14 year old male Sulcata. My circumstances have changed, and after 14 years of taking care of him, I can no longer do so. Please respond if you have any interest or know of anyone who would like to care for him.
  15. jhider

    Help with sexing my two greek spur thighs please

    I'm looking for some advice for sexing my youngest spur thighs . I'm having some troubles with them recently and think it may be due to them being sexed wrong at an earlier age. I've attached photos of their "suspected" sex. They both have a slight concave underside but i'd say the females is...
  16. J

    Hello from UK!

    Hello everybody! After a few years of taking care of my tortoise and reading on here, I've finally taken the step and joined the forum. My name is Jorge and I live in London, UK. I have a 15 year old male Hermanni. Let me tell you a bit more about him, and his behaviour, and if you have any...
  17. GalenLimo

    Help me determine the gender

    Please Help me determined the gender, ;) i’m newbie
  18. devsharkey

    Male Greek Tortoise

    I've had him for almost ten years, but I recently moved into a house with my kid asthmatic autistic brother-in-law, and my asthmatic sister-in-law, and I can't keep him here anymore. He is a wonderful tortoise, he is super active and friendly, he'll eat right out of your hands. He has been to a...