russian female

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    Odd discoloration on scute?

    Hello, I've had a female russian tortoise for the past 5 ish years and during her weekly washing i've noticed some discoloration on one of her scutes. This is deff some 'new' discoloration that she didn't have before. I've recently 'upgraded' her enclosure to something with a little more...
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    Help! White ring on shell.

    I have a 13-14 year old female Russian tortoise, and I am getting rather concerned. She has had a white ring on her shell ever since we got her, but it is getting to the point where I am getting very concerned for her health and safety. We have a good UV lighting set up, so I do not think it is...
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    Looking into Re-homing options for a 3 year old female Russian.

    When I bought my tortoise from PetSmart, I was 19 and stupid... I have since been browsing this forum for a while, looking into ways to better care for her. Over the years, I've gotten better at tortoise care, though I'm not sure if it's enough. At the moment, I have her in a 3X4 indoor...
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    What is this?

    Hi! We are new to the forum, but I used this site to help me research and get ready for my tortoise. My mom got me a russian back in March. She has been healthy and perfect since I brought her home. We were told she was a female, however I am starting to wonder otherwise. For the past week, when...
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    Tortoise “Sneezing”

    I have a roughly 12 year old female Russian Tortoise, and I have caught her doing a “sneezing” like inhale. She doesn’t do it often at all, I’ve only seen her do it twice, but it slightly concerns me. She would be doing anything, eating, bathing, or just sunbathing. She will breath in normally...
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    Emergency!? (white lump)

    Hi guys something is wrong with my russian tortoise. Today I looked at her tale and she had this lump and something white trying to come out! I thought it was an egg at first. After helping her take it out, we noticed it wasn’t an egg but poop. We’re worried because one of her back legs is...
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    Soapy Soak!?

    Does no one else always have soap on their hands, even after rinsing?! I wash my hands before giving my tortoise a bath... And I can never get all the soap off! So I always wonder/suspect there to be soap in her bath! Any suggestions? Oh, also.. I always scrub off her bath with soap and water...
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    ...what is this? For Russian

    Is this okay for a Russian tortoise?I think this one is... I forget, d-----------a?, and what about this?
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    Is this food OK?

    Hi, I copy and pasted this from a thread I posted on about my tortoise's nails. My tortoise is a three and a half year old russian female. Is this a good diet: Kale, dandelion (flowers not too often), field madder, creeping jenny, small amounts of clover, some flukers pellets (don't like them...