1. Ascott8769

    Sheltered temperature too hot?!

    Hi I have recently got a Mediterranean spur thigh tortoise he has an open vivarium and is being kept in our living room. We have just checked the temperature for the undercover shelter where he sleeps and it is reading at 80F which I am aware is too hot. Any guidance or tips on how to cool it...
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    Hermanns tortoise is trying to hibernate? Need help

    Hello to all tortoise lovers, I'm new here so I might be asking something I'm not supposed to here. Feel free to redirect me plz. I had hermanns tortoise that got sick and survived for 2,5 - 3 years (it was it's age as well). I might have done plenty mistakes as it was my first tortoise ever...
  3. TacoHermanooo

    Does anyone else’s tortoise sleep like this?

    Does anyone else’s tortoise sleep like this? He doesn’t half scare me, thought something was wrong first time he did it 🙈
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    Orzo here, this is my life as a pie chart 🥧🐢 What other things do you do during your busy tortie days? 🤔😃
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    I write a To do list every day on my personalised tortie paper, got to write these things down when you’re busy busy busy like me!! Can you relate? 🤓📝 #workhardplayhard #grindneverstops
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    top of russian tortoise head is RED :(

    hi everyone, i would really really appreciate some input ... the top of my russian tortoise's head has turned RED!! i'm really concerned. In terms of behavior, he has been more lethargic and has not been moving very much. lots of sleeping and just staying in the same corner. these past two or so...
  7. SuperReggie64

    Help. (some general questions)

    Hello I'm a new tortoise owner. I just wanted to ask people what's the normal time to feed and how long should they be asleep? Today my tortoise slept for over 15 hours. His 11 years old we think (his a rescue) and is a horsefield tortoise. I have been giving him food twice a day. And I also...
  8. T

    My Tortoise Sleeps 24hours + and doesnt wake up.

    I bought my tortoise about a week ago and he is about 5-6 months old. He goes to his cold/humid side of his table and burrows under the soil and stays there for over 24 hours until i pick him up cause i get worried. That's the only way hes woken up so far because I don't want him to starve or...
  9. turtlebean

    A Day in the Life of Tortillini

    Hi all! As some of you guys know, i’m newish to these forums as well as still new to owning a tortoise! I got tortillini I think about 3-4 weeks ago. Who knows, in quarantine all of my days are starting to blend together lol! I just wanted to share some pictures of my little guy and his daily...
  10. No1much

    Russian tortoise lighting hours?

    Hi all ☺️ I got my Russian tortoise Cadwell about 5 weeks ago. When I got him he was quite dehydrated and lathargic. His urates were like crumbled chalk so I don't think he had great care when I got him. On top of that he was being bullied and bitten by his cage mate blink (my partners tortoise...
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    worried abou my little one

    hi everyone, I have two Hermann tortoises housed separately, now 3 months old They are completely different characters. When I bought them home just over 4 weeks ago, both were very active. One doesn't eat much and is very active but has consistently put on weight , the other eats what I...
  12. margosha

    Baby sleeping too much??

    Hi all! I'm still new to the forum, but I have posted a few threads and have received very helpful responses! So I'm hoping I can get more advice on another concern I have. I got my baby RT about a month ago, and from the beginning, he has been sleeping a lot. I know that babies sleep a ton...