marginated tortoise

  1. A

    Is Aesop Male or Female?

  2. Marginated.Oakley

    Can someone tell me if my 4 month old’s shell looks good?

    Hi everyone, I am back again with an update and questions on my tortoise’s health. If these pictures look unhealthy in anyway could you please give me any tips on enclosure or diet changes? Thank you tortoise lovers!!
  3. Cicitina

    When Is It Table Time?

    My baby margie has been growing so quickly and I am wondering at what size is it recommended I move him to a tortoise table while he’s still indoors? I want to be able to have enough time to prepare and build the ideal enclosure for him for when he’s ready to leave his closed chamber he’s...
  4. B

    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...
  5. Marginated.Oakley

    Age guess?

    Hi everyone, I am very determined to find out my tortoises age and they’re a little hatchling i got in early December 2020. When I got them I measured 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches for the shell. I would love to try to find out how old they are. If anyone knows how many inches they are when they...
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    Poe enjoying some lunch
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    Poe enjoying his lunch salad
  8. C

    First time caring for 2 marginated tortoises.

    Hi, This is my first time caring for 2 marginated tortoises (hatched in 2020 so still fit in the palm of my hand) and I just wanted to run through my set-up and routine to see if I'm doing everything right or if I'm doing anything wrong. As well as some tips and tricks 😉 Set-up: Habistat...
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    Someone hates to party
  10. TortoiseLover <3 <3

    What is my tortoises' gender?

    Hi, I wanted to know if anyone could tell me what gender my less-than-a-year-old tortoise is. It's name is Poseidon and I have pictures of it from all angles. It would be really nice if you could tell me. Thanks.
  11. TortoiseLover <3 <3

    I am new :D

    Hi! I am new and I have a baby marginated tortoise. Name : Poseidon Age : A little less than a year old Gender : Unknown . I am attaching a few adorable pictures of him to this introduction.
  12. M

    Safe weight for Hibernation

    Hello all. I am Hibernating my Marginated Tortoise this year for the first time and I am confident about everything except for weight. As his species is marginated I havent been able to find any information on a healthy weight for tortoises his size. I have been fasting him since late november...
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    3 months difference! I didn’t realize how much Poe had grown until I looked back on photos and noticed he used to fit inside his bowl that he’s now bigger than!
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    Enjoying these heated floors on vacation
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    Just a little Marginated baby inspired by my baby Poe. Thought I’d share my torty art
  16. A

    over weight??

    so I've had my baby tortoise for a little over a month now. But he has double in weight. When we first weighed him (3 weeks ago), he was .53 oz. He now weighed at 1.16. I feed him a shell size of greens for breakfast, and some clover for lunch/dinner. He poops and pees, and takes his baths when...
  17. feefofum

    Clear bubbles coming out of nostrils

    Hi everyone! I just got a 2-month old marginated tortoise last Wednesday and named him (going with him right now but who knows haha) Houdini. This is my first time raising a tortoise so I did all the research I can beforehand. Also read Chris' care sheet on marginated tortoises and that's...
  18. B

    Any general advice?

    Hello, I have recently taken on 2 Marginated tortoises and I was wondering if anyone has any advice? One is slightly bigger than the other (7 inches and 8.5 inches) and both males however I do not know the age. They both have indentations on the underside of their shell, is this normal...
  19. 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...
  20. A

    cage and general info

    I have just set up the enclosure and I want to double check everything and is ready for a baby marginated tortoise. It is a 40 gallon breeder tank, the temperature for basking is around 96 degrees, other side not as high. Night time temps are in the low to mid 70's. The humidity is around 73%...