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  1. M

    baby Hermans questions !! need advice

    Hi, My baby Hermanns is 10 months old and has been doing really well I've had it almost a month now. appetite is good, starting to get more picky hah but I think that's because he knows ill feed him now. he walks around his enclosure and will climb over things in their. he's in a 2x4 tortoise...
  2. Wolfmama

    They are here!! Yay!!

    Hi everyone! This will be short because I am exhausted will come back and share better details later. I stayed up all night and morning getting the enclosure ready and monitoring temps/humidity. Wolf and Bear are here and they are so beautiful, loved them so much already. I was a little...
  3. R

    New to tortoise keeping. have a baby sulcata tortoise.

    (sorry for my bad english) My family member recently purchased a sulcata tortoise for my cousin who couldn’t take care of him, he ended up giving it to me today. What do I feed him? I learned most info about tortoise care taking online is old and outdated so iv came here. How big of an...
  4. Kaylahhampton1

    Need help with daily routine

    Hi everyone, I just got a tortoise today. He’s a Hermanns, and he’s a baby. I’m not sure how old he is. I am wondering about a daily routine, and all the need-to-knows that may not be widely known. I’m talking a step by step routine, if someone could help me with this, that’d be great. Also, can...
  5. C

    New baby Sulcata.

    I have a couple of questions. I recently acquired a three month old sully from one of my old coworkers. I bought a new enclosure, (will attach photos) (also I lined the bottom with a yoga mat to help keep from water seepage) but I did b know what kind soil to use. I bought a thing of Scott’s...
  6. natalienbk

    Help please (Not eating)

    Hi new here :) I have a baby russian tortoise, iv had her for 3 days and she is not eating and burying herself and sleeping all day on cooler side, does this mean she is to hot or cold? read lots of conflicting things :( please help her hot side is 85 fahrenheit witch is what the pet shop told...
  7. T

    Hi! New tort owner

    My family and I are now owners of a little spurred tort. We live in southeast Louisiana. We have an acre in a rural area and 1/4 acre is designated to chickens. Does anyone have cons of raising an adult tortoise with or near chickens? They are, for the most part, confined to their own yard...
  8. S

    Tiny spot on baby sulcata's head and cracking on its cheeks.

    Hi, this is my first post on this forum and I hope that it would potentially solve my problem or at least decrease my paranoia. So recently I purchased a baby sulcata from an 'experience' breeder. When I first got it it was a typical baby sulcata, energetic, eats a lot and yeah. After a month it...
  9. DesireeKelly

    New Tortoise Keeper - 14 week Tortoise

    Hello! I’ve been searching info for weeks and often end up on this site so I thought I should finally join :) Our tortoise is just a baby and super adorable but the information available is inconsistent and pet stores are horrible; they nearly blinded our poor little guy with coil bulbs that...
  10. Cosmoandwinnie

    Hello! First time owner with a Russian tortoise!

    Hello, Just today I rescued a little Russian tortoise. She’s two years old and her name is Rosa. She came in a 40 gallon tank full of rabbit hay and bedding, with a big ol bag of veggies, pellets, and mealworms. I’ve never had a tortoise before. I have a skink, and a snake, and I have turtles...
  11. J

    Just got 6 month old baby and it....

    Hi there! I just received my new baby yesterday! It sat for long while, ate a pile of lettuce when I was not looking, and then burrowed with only its butt showing and has not moved for over 12 hours! Is this normal behavior?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Urbanmonkey

    What am i doing wrong???

    Hi all I have a 5 month old horsefield tortoise and would like people to check what im doing to pick fault please. My tortoise table is 2ft by 4 ft by 1ft deep Im using mvb 100w bulb from Acadia Temp is 33 in warm zone and 20 in cool. Drops to about 14/18 over night. Light reachers 60of...
  15. K

    Newcomer from So Cal!

    Hello all! I recently joined this forum the other day, and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kelsey and I live in Southern California. I’m the proud owner of a 20 year old Texas Box Tortoise (I think that’s what she is, a vet suggested it), but recently rescued a tiny adorable baby...
  16. 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...
  17. Kirsty3407

    New tortoise on the block

    Hi guys myself and Bobby are new to here, A bit about us; I have recently purchased my 1st Leopard Tortoise (Bobby, 7months old, 2 1/2") just a few days ago after waiting many years. I have previously looked after two horsefield tortoises in the past, that i took in for a long while due to been...
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