marginated tortoise

  1. Lunchtime


    Poe enjoying his lunch salad
  2. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
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    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%...
  15. Animalis

    Marginated baby will not eat

    Hi, we found a baby 6cm Marginated Tortoise hurt, holes all over his body and took him home.He is fine, active,not afraid of us,three days now with us..but will not eat.We are in Greece, the weather is not cold yet, I give lettuce and a variety of sprouts I find eating.Is that...
  16. A

    Marginated cage

    Hello all, I am looking into getting a marginated tortoise, and the first set is building a cage (woodworking is a second hobby). I have attached a preview of it in a CAD file/pic. Please note that the cage is 5'x3'x2' (give or take). And that the front side (not shown) will be able to open...
  17. J

    Marginated Tortoise - Male or Female?

    Hello. I've had my tortoise about 8 years but I think she (maybe he) is about 11ish, we got her from a family friend as they were moving away. I think she is as she but I can't seem to find anything online that's clear enough to confirm so I thought I'd ask for some opinions! Attached is a...
  18. sned25271

    Russians, Pancakes, Marginateds, Redfoots, Leopards

    Hatchling season is in full swing here and we have several species available. All are over 2 months old and are doing great! All these were captive bred and born from my adult groups. Russians- $175 Pancakes- $375 Marginated- $125 Leopard- $125 Redfoot- $100-125 Prices do not include shipping...
  19. pauline_fri

    Tortoise is sick, help

    Hello, our marginated tortoise went to the vet's about two weeks back and was apparently sick, so the doctor kept him for a bit, gave him some antibiotics that didn't help, then some that did, and we took him back home. This was a week ago. Since then, he hasn't been eating or pooping. He...
  20. C

    Walks in the yard, local plants help

    Good morning everyone! I live in the panhandle of Florida and I think my little Marginated Tort is ready to start taking some little walks in the yard to graze (because I would swear I bought a horse with how much he eats!). I took some pictures of the plants I have growing in my yard and was...