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  1. Scollins17

    Tortoise Yearling Outdoor

    Hi everyone. I have a yearling Marginated tortoise that I got August 2020 when it was a hatchling. I did a lot of research before acquiring him and believe I've built a very good temporary indoor encloser for him(until it's big enough to live outside). Seems very healthy and active. For the...
  2. Jennelos

    Adapting to new environment?

    Hello Tortoise Forum! I recently (a couple weeks ago) got my little Ichabod after 2 years of researching. So first off, thank you all for all your advice and help in educating me. He is a 2 year old Herman, and I am so very attached to him. He can be so outgoing and curious, and then reclusive...
  3. E

    Tortoise enclosures too close together?

    Hello everyone, I hope you're having a good day :tort: I have two Hermanns, both roughly 9 years old males in good health. My question is regarding their enclosure(s). Imagine their enclosure(s) as one big rectangle, kind of like a book shape-wise, about 5m (~16ft) in length and 2,5-3m...
  4. C

    Red Footed Tortoise

    Hi there, Just looking for a bit of advice. I'm a Red Footed Tortoise dad of almost 10 years. I rescued my little guy from a family that kept him in newspapers in an unlit enclosure - causing his back legs to not work correctly. BUT he's been my world ever since. He loves to get out around the...
  5. FreddieTheTort

    Stress on my russian

    I just got a male russian tort (3-8 yo) from a pet store and I gave him his first soak in his new home but it didn't turn out as I expected. I thought everything would go smoothly but he ended up just pooping a ton and swirling around in it. I took him out and wiped his poo filled shell off but...
  6. cristina lazaro

    My 4 ur old and my boxie

    Hey all I know that turtles in general are not privy to being handled unnecessarily. We brought this turtle home as our pet and my four-year-old wants to play with her, I let her know that turtles are not too into being picked up… But I do let her place her in front of the food bowl and usually...
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