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  1. C

    How much work is a tortoise really?

    Hello, I'm very new here and do not actually have a tortoise yet, but I've been thinking about getting one for about a year and have been reading this forum for a few months now. I want to make sure I know what I'm getting into before I actually take the plunge and buy a tortoise. My first...
  2. Turtmum

    Feeding a Young Boxie

    Hi everyone, I'm a new turtle mom and although my husband and I have done a lot of research, now that we have a turtle we have a few questions. Just as an introduction, this is Clementine. We were told she is a three toed boxie (even though she has four back claws and I have my doubts) and her...
  3. churlishcurls

    New-ish Caretaker, Bath Schedule?

    I've recently taken over as the primary caregiver for my family's Russian, 007. She's lived with my mom for the past ten years, so it's a pretty big adjustment for all parties involved. She's a sweetheart and I aim to spoil her rotten! One thing I'm struggling with is establishing a decent...
  4. C

    New Tortoise Owner: tips please!

    Hello :-) My name is Chloe. I am 19 and I have been researching into getting a tortoise for a pet for two or so years now. I just haven’t made the leap yet! I came very close to getting a young Russian tortoise a few days ago but chickened out. I want to provide my tortoise with the best love...
  5. A

    Found hatchling in my pool

    Hello all, I’m new here. I found a hatchling in my enclosed pool yesterday. I am completely stumped on how he got in and how long he’s been in there. The pool is saltwater so I quickly got him into some freshwater and made a little space for him to be safe and not drown with dry land (as per...
  6. Bcrawford

    New tortoise parent - advice needed!

    Hi everyone, I’m the proud owner of a new Horsefield Tortoise named Dash. He is only 5 months old and I only got him this October. I’ve read conflicting advice about when to have lamps and and whether or not to hibernate. He lives indoors as we have no suitable outdoor environment and we only...
  7. will96

    New Leopard owner

    Hi all, I got a 3 month old Leopard tortoise about a week ago. As an experienced aquarist, I should know better than to get a new animal without first knowing more about its requirements... But there seems to be a lot of false info out there on raising these guys. Anyway since getting him at the...
  8. tortoisekev

    May I introduce... Kevin (comments and questions welcome!)

    For the last 2 years I have wanted and researched getting a tortoise, and finally the week has arrived! We will collect Kevin this week and I'll introduce him properly then... for now here's some questions, info and pictures! Kevin is a 2.5 year old Hermann's Tortoise, bred in the UK by a local...
  9. R

    About to be proud owner of Marginated tortoise!

    Hello all! I'm a total newbie at tortoise keeping and, whilst researching how to keep them, I stumbled onto this website so decided to come say hello! Any tips on how to keep a marginated tortoise would be greatly appreciated as I've read a lot about how the wrong diet or tempreture can lead to...
  10. Emily Contreras

    Tips for new sulcata owner?

    Ok, I need some major advice, I know to feed the baby some grass, he has heat, he has a humid hide, he has access to water, I just need some advice on the BEST food to give it daily, (im not a pro so please dont use some fancy words, break it down for me!) Please tell me a good daily food, and a...
  11. tcjones

    Question about New Russian Tortoise hiding

    Hello, I'm a long time lurker, first time posting. We brought our little Russian Tortoise home on Thursday night. The first thing he did was head straight to the basking rock and warm up. Then he headed to the back corner on the hot side and buried himself in the substrate. where he stayed...
  12. M

    Looking for some direction.

    Hello. I don’t not have a tortoise yet. I am still doing my research on what’s the right fit for my family. I visited our local animal teaching zoo (moorpark) and asked the staff some questions. I have a few questions and hope you guys can help. Few questions I had were already answered. We...
  13. T

    New with a few questions

    I'm new here I live California in a little town called Arvin close to Los Angeles I'm sixteen years old. I want to know some tips how to build a cheap but a great home for my tortoises.I also wanted to know if you can have two different tortoise species living together like a leopard tortoise...
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