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  1. tamzsturg

    medications made my tortoise ill?

    Hi everyone, so my tortoise’s appetite decreased over the last few weeks to the point where now, he doesn’t want to eat at all. We persevere, and usually manage to get him to eat a couple of his wet pellets, a small bit of broccoli, or a tiny bit of lettuce/kale, and then he gives up and...
  2. T

    Skin tag/bump on tortoise's neck?

    Hi, I have a four-month-old eastern Hermann's tortoise named Valentino and he/she has this small bump/piece of skin that hangs off the side of his neck (I attached pictures). I purchased Tino from a reliable breeder in my area at 45 days was told Tino was perfectly healthy. The bump hasn't grown...
  3. A

    Hey guys I need help...my little guy is very sick

    My little guy is very sick Hey guys, so my little sulcata Tortoise is very sick. We took him to the vet and they told me that for being at least 4 months old he's very little and he has a soft shell. They wanted to intern him but we can't afford it cause we don't have that type of money. We...
  4. AwwShucks

    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    So on Wednesday, I took my tortoise into the vet for a beak trim. He's a ~7 year old Hermann's tortoise. The vet was an exotics vet, and after trimming called me to ask if she could do some bloodwork. She said that this was all part of his check-up and that his skin seemed a little thick...
  5. T

    Possible Prolapse of Penis, Urgent Help (Sulcata Tortoise)

    Today when I went in my backyard to check on him, I noticed a poop mostly comprised of pits and some wet stool in between them. It was not long after I saw him standing on his penis but keeping it out for longer than usual, then trying to pull it back in but the tip of his penis was still...
  6. P

    Injured Sulcata

    A neighbors dog jumped our fence and I believe it got a hold of our tortoise or possibly she got stuck somewhere at injured herself trying to get out? It looks to be injured a gular horn and some blood on its front legs with scales missing. Do I need to take her somewhere immediately? Will...
  7. M

    Shell is soft in young tortoise

    Hello, I have an approximately 4 month old suclata hatchling. Over the last few days I've noticed his shell is soft all over both the plasteron and carapace. He also seemed to have changed colors to a darker tan. He is kept in a large bin with coco chips substrate with a humidity hide with wet...
  8. M

    New box turtle - sores around mouth help

    Hi everyone I rescued a Chinese box turtle on Monday. She has been kept in **** poor conditions (no heat/UVB lamp, improper diet, extremely dry and dusty bedding) for many years. I knew shed be dehydrated but I was surprised to see she was worse off than I expected (pics when i first picked...
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