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  1. Z

    Jumping in water!

    Hi! I have a Herman’s tortoise who is only one year old, and we currently bathe him once every two days, as advised. The water is always no higher than his chin, and the water temperature is always the same, as it comes out of a controlled tap. We have had him for 8 weeks now, and he normally...
  2. tamzsturg

    Kidney failure/ Renal problems

    Hi there, I recently made my first post discussing my little Horsefield Tarquin’s situation. He had stopped eating (apart from a mouthful a day seemingly just to please us) and just wanted to sleep and hide in a dark corner completely avoiding his bulbs. His bloodwork came back from the vets and...
  3. tamzsturg

    Newbie here with poorly tort:(

    Hi I’m new to this so apologies if I’m not posting this correctly! My names Tamzin, I’m 19, living in the midlands UK and have a 12 year old Horsefield tortoise named Tarquin. I go to uni but come back home pretty regularly to see my pets who live with my parents. Over the past few weeks Tarquin...
  4. J

    Picky eater all of a sudden, advice welcome.

    I have a 6 year old, male, horsefield. A couple of weeks ago he decided to become extremely picky eating only banana and apple, we found this out through experimenting with different foods. We've also tried finely chopping and mixing foods together but he'll not touch it. This seems so strange...
  5. N

    Russian tortoise not eating, puffy eyed and sleeping

    Hi! I hope you guys can offer some help. I’ve had my Russian tortoise most of my life - he’s around 18 years old now and has been completely fine until the past few weeks. Usually he’ll hibernate and slow down a bit because we have cold winters here in NYC- but the past few weeks we noticed that...
  6. L

    He wont eat!!

    (species- forest hinge back)hello, i just got my first ever tortoise a few days ago, he came form a farm and was caught, the farmer said he eats ugbono fruit, but there was a small problem, I fed him a varied diet of cucumbers,cabbage,apples and bannanas but he wont even eat it,my mom even gave...
  7. A

    Tortoise won’t eat food

    Hey guys, so I keep 2 Indians Star tortoise outdoors. For the last month, they never eat the food I give. I always see them eating the grass. And there’s a lot of grass in the outdoor enclosure they live. The food I give them is Mazuri pellets mixed with Chinese vegetables . The vet said it’s...
  8. D

    Advanced informarion needed on peacock slider hatchling care.

    My aquatic turtle adventure started about a month ago when I turtle sat for my cousin while she went to florida with her immediate familh. The only thing it came with was a fish bowl, blue pebbles, some stinky water my aunt claimed my cousin just changed, and some background info. The turtle was...
  9. Mandavi

    Indian Star Tortoise not eating for months now

    Hello, I have an Indian Star Tortoise. I had it roughly 1.5 years back and ever since the onset of the winters last year, he has stopped eating and pooping completely. I take every measure. Basking lights, warm water bath. Nothing seemed to help. Just today, he pooped very little and that's...
  10. SienaSunshine

    Sunshine's Not Eating...

    My 1 year old Russian Tortoise hasn't been eating very little if at all recently. The temperatures in her enclosure are correct and I've given her a soak as well. She seems active otherwise, but I'm worried about her eating. I heard there are possible mouth infections that could be hindering...
  11. K

    Russian tortoise not eating

    Hi everyone! I am a new russian tortoise owner and I just have a few concerns. My little girl wont eat anything, however she is pooping and is very active! She loves to dig in her substrate and sometimes I find that she's completely buried herself in it. I've tried putting some plants in her...
  12. M

    Baby eastern box turtle not eating!

    I have a baby eastern box turtle and it has not been eating and it just turned winter here and my older box turtle had eating problems on her first winter too even though they are both indoors. How can I get it to eat?
  13. H

    Tortoise suddenly won’t eat

    Tortellini (Eastern Hermann) is about 4-6 months old and is 76g. I keep him in a vivarium because it is terribly dry in the winter (like my own body is cracking because it’s so dry). It’s around 70%~80% at all times. Cool zone 28c, hot zone 33c, central 30c. He had sun soak time until early...
  14. H

    Testudo not eating

    Hello! I am a very worried first-time Testudo Tortoise owner. Our tortoise has not eaten since we brought him home 1 month ago. I have read throughout this forum extensively. I have read about their environment being a factor in their eating habits and I have read about new owner mistakes. We...
  15. C

    Help ! Tortoise hasn’t eaten in 8 days

    Brand new reptile owner . Got my make tortoise from a pet sore last Saturday. Yoda we named him has been behaving as follows: He is in a 40 gal enclosure, seems to want to hibernate Even though enclosure temp is 90 degree (hot side)and 65 degree (cold side) it hasn’t eaten in 8 days . I have...
  16. M

    Leopard tortoise not eating and losing weight.

    My 10 month old leopard tortoise is not eating and is losing weight. I’ve had it for about 6 weeks. The last two times I’ve weighed him he was 85g and then 82g. I’ve attached some pictures of the tortoise table. Is there anything that you can see that I’m doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
  17. N

    Baby Red Eared Slider not eating! Need help!

    Hello, about a month ago I brought 2 baby RES back home. I put them in a 20 gallon tank, but the water is only 7 cm high. I provided a basking area, where they can dry off completely, but no basking light (UVA and UVB). However, I put the tank in the terrace, so they could get the sunlight...
  18. C

    My Russian Tortoise Has Not Eaten

    Hello all! I received my Russian tortoise nearly two months ago now and he is still not eating. I have seen him nibble on his food a couple times but that is all. The temps are fine (basking spot around 96 degrees, ambient temperatures around the 80s). And the rest of my husbandry is fine...
  19. SulcataSammy

    My baby snapper stopped eating

    I have been on this forum for my Sulcata. Only one profile... I've had a snapper before and successfully kept him 20 years, ending up in a appropriately terraced 55gal tank. Great pet. Been gone for years. Recently I was given a baby snapping turtle in June. I have him in a 10gal tank, with a...
  20. C

    New Tortoise not drinking or eating/ lethargic

    Hello! I’m in a bit of a predicament. I just received my juvenile Russian tortoise in the mail yesterday morning from Tortoise Town (I know. I saw the thread about the site too late). He has not taken any water or food since placing him in his enclosure. He will only move if I move him! I have...
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